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Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

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Address: One mile offshore, just west of Tillamook Head, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone Number: +1 503-463-2623
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Interesting sight you can't visit

Interesting where they put this light house. You can't visit it but its interesting to look at and wonder what it must have been like to have worked there. Especially on a stormy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
ebcnaz
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Seattle, Washington
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse is really different from others I've visited. The volunteer gentleman who explained it to us while we were in the lighthouse was very informative. It is in a very pretty park like setting - great place to picnic.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Amazing to see from afar of course, the waves crashing around it! Even on a cloudy day, you can catch glimpse of her!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Interesting where they put this light house. You can't visit it but its interesting to look at and wonder what it must have been like to have worked there. Especially on a stormy windy night!

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Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Interesting history. I live nearby so I pass it often but recently learned more about it. You can't just drop in and visit. As the photo sows, it's one mile offshore where big breakers sometimes cascade 1000's of gallons of water over the top during stormy weather.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The tour of the lighthouse that is open from 11 am till about 4-5 pm from mid week to Sunday is a must. A senior couple was volunteering at the lighthouse and acted as our tour guides. There were no mandatory entry fee, but donations are welcome to keep the lighthouse going. Learnt so much about the history and design... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Terrible Tilly they call it. There's not a lot to say, other than it is an interesting sight. I hope you travel with binoculars, it's view-able without but more interesting close up.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The history of this place is impressive. The very idea that this lighthouse could be built is amazing. Then the fact that people could actually work out there to help product ships trying to cope with the difficult seas off the Oregon coast and the Columbia River is awe inspiring. Come and be amazed.

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Views of the lighthouse are spectacular. Be sure to dress warmly as the winds were high and cold! A pair of binoculars is a good choice as well!

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Garden City, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Thats the name given to it by the workers who built it because of the number of deaths and accidents. Look up the history to fully appreciate.

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The nick-name Terrible Tilly is fitting because this lighthouse is one mile offshore and is so treacherous to reach, many lost their lives building it. No longer active a a lighthouse, it served as a Columbarium for years. While it can be seen from the Cannon Beach shore, the closest view is from Tillamook Head Trail, a 2.5 mile hike,... More 

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