Florence, OR Tourist Attractions
Florence (pop. 7,300) is located on the Oregon coast and is surrounded by a number of natural attractions, including sand dunes, lakes and coastline. It is an excellent location for outdoor recreation.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Behind Florence begins the magnificent dune landscape of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Then it suddenly becomes noisy again, as the area around Coos Bay has the largest settlement on the coast. Leaving this behind, we soon see the Cape Blanco lighthouse, built in 1878, and then drive along what is probably the most beautiful section of the coast road, to Gold Beach.
Heceta Head State Park
Fly Fishing Museum
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
The Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park is located south of Florence. It features sand dunes and two fresh water lakes. The park is one of the largest overnight campgrounds in Oregon.
Sea Lion Caves
Just north of Florence are caves which are the home to wild Steller sea lions. The area is reached by stairs and an elevator into a long cavern. A trail leads through the cavern to an outdoor viewing area.
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum in Florence features displays related to the history of the town and the area, including pictures and artifacts.