Oregon/Washington Scenic Coast

  • Start: Medford, OR
  • End: Olympia, WA
  • Last Modified: 2012-10-01 18:44:32
  • Total Mileage: 1330 Miles
  • Number of stops: 19


This tour begins in southern Oregon, dips into California, then traces the West Coast via famed US 101 through Oregon and Washington. Twenty miles north of Cave Junction is Oregon Caves National Monument, a system of chilly (an average fo 44 degrees even in summer) caverns discovered in 1874. You can also visit the Sea Lion Caves, north of Florence, Oregon, on the coast. An elevator takes you down to a huge grotto, formed by pounding ocean waves and home to several hundred endangered sea lions. Upon crossing into Washington you enter Olympic National Forest, with its array of trees, including Sitka spruce and Douglas fir---some as high as 25 stories--amid lush carpets of fern and forest flowers. Winter here sees heavy precipitation, at times nearing 140 inches.

Stop #2:

Oregon Caves National Monument
Cave Junction, OR

Stop #3:

The Chateau at the Oregon Caves
Cave Junction, OR

Stop #5:

Sea Lion Caves
Florence, OR

Stop #6:

Oregon Undersea Gardens
Newport, OR

Stop #7:

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Newport, OR

Stop #8:

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Newport, OR

Stop #9:

Sylvia Beach Hotel
Newport, OR

Stop #10:

City of Seaside
Seaside, OR

Stop #11:

Astoria Column
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #12:

Clatsop County Historical Society
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #13:

Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #14:

Olympic National Forest
Olympia, Washington

Stop #15:

Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, Washington

Stop #16:

Makah Cultural and Research Center
Oregon, United States of America

Stop #17:

Capitol Campus
Olympia, WA

Stop #18:

State Capital Museum
Olympia, WA

Stop #19:

Percival Landing
Olympia, WA

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