Florence, Oregon

Heceta Head and Heceta Head Lighthouse as seen from near Sea Lion Point some 10 miles north of Florence. Go Northwest! photo. GPS: N 44,7.53; W 124,7.54

Art and Art Galleries (Click link for Art and Art Galleries page.)

Farmers Market

Florence Farmers Market. Main and Park Streets, Florence, OR.

Historic Sites

Heceta Head Lighthouse
The crown of Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, with its brilliant-white iconic tower is among the most photographed lighthouses in the world.

Historic Old Town Florence. Located on the waterfront, Florence, OR.

Historic Sites - Bridges

Deadwood Covered Bridge

Historic Siuslaw River Bridge
The Florence bridge was one of five major structures built as part of Oregon's Coast Bridges Project in 1936 and is 1,568 feet in length.

Wildcat Creek Covered Bridge

Movie Theater

Florence Cinemas. 1930 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-997-6900.

Museums and Exhibits

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. 278 Maple Street, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-997-7884.

Performing Arts

Harbor Theater. 1377 Bay Street, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-997-3361.

Scenic Byways

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Beginning in Astoria and traveling south to Brookings, this byway follows the entire scenic coastline along Highway 101. Experience the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean while discovering the charming coastal towns, lighthouses, aquariums, museums and other points of interest on your journey. Allow 10 to 12 hours driving time for the 363 mile (584.2km) scenic tour.

Scenic Viewpoints

Darlingtonia State Natural Site. Highway 101, 5 miles north of Florence. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949.

The only Oregon State Park dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. Concurrently, tThe plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the system. This is an 18-acre botanical park.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint. Highway 101, 13 miles north of Florence. GPS: 44.136505 N; -124.121976 W.

Natural caves, tidepools, beach, waterways, birding, wildlife and marine mammal watching, hiking trail, marine, interpretive tours.

Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint. Highway 101, 16 miles north of Florence. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.174217 N; -124.1156 W.

Marine mammal watching, beach, picnicking.

Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves. 91560 Highway 101 N, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-547-3111; Fax: 541-547-3545. E-E-mail

State Parks

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park. Highway 101, 14 miles north of Florence. Phone: 541-547-3416; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.160252 N; -124.115074 W.

Nature programs, picnicking, historic sites, evening programs, special events and interpretation.

Honeyman Memorial State Park. Highway 101, 3 miles south of Florence. Phone: 541-997-3641; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 43.929946 N; -124.106904 W.

Meeting halls, interpretation, picnicking, specail events, music, historic resources and historic buildings.

Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site. Highway 101, 16 miles north of Florence. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949.

Tokatee Klootchman sits a few feet above the ocean with an excellent view. A great place to watch for whales.

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