Activities for a Rainy Day in Newport

What to Do in Newport When it Rains

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  • js142022
    Seaside, OR1 contribution
    I love underwater walkways at aquariums, and I hadn't been through a sunlit one. It was really cool, and our kids (3 and 5) lost their minds (in a good way). The playground was also, predictably, a big hit. We live a few hours away, and will definitely go back, though probably not until the lobby construction is done or the seabird aviary is open.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Jeannie D
    Camarillo, CA466 contributions
    We visited this center on a tour with grandchildren and it was fantastic!

    We had a class taught by Justin who was spectacular, and the kids learned about and touched sea creatures not normally seen by kids.

    I highly recommend this place and they also had a wonderful small tide pool and museum.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • rmps_philomath
    Philomath, OR215 contributions
    Here with a large party (40+) and the staff did a great job keeping up with requests. I know that all restaurants are struggling with staffing at the moment - but two amazing servers worked well.
    I was a little taken back with the food portions. $16 for salmon fish and chips - with three very small pieces of salmon. I guess inflation means deflation... Apart from that - the food was tasty.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • 53trekker
    12 contributions
    My 13 year old son and I had fun and were awed by some of the weird & strange exhibits. Some highlights were the infinity room and the space room With the suited up astronaut. I recommend buying tickets for both sides of the museum. It went quick.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Bookworm
    10 contributions
    We took a family vacation to the Oregon Coast and stayed in Newport. My son loves anything having to do with pirates so we stopped her while driving around the area. He loved it! It's a fun shop to roam around in for a bit!
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • LJ1
    California303 contributions
    I’ve done a few glass blowing sessions before at other places but this was definitely the most hands on and fun session I have done. Jeff was an excellent and patient teacher, it was easy to follow his instruction and he let me do most of the work and only jumped in for the more advanced steps in the process. My husband and I had a wonderful time. Picked up our pieces the next day and my finished piece came out beautiful! I highly recommend doing a glass blowing session with Jeff at the Hot Shop when in Newport. You can reserve a session on his website..
    Written 19 September 2021
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  • Rod S
    Pullman, WA153 contributions
    We visited the PMHC for the first time in September and found it exceedingly clean, well-organized, and filled with valuable information on the history and heritage of the Newport community. Don't miss this one...and bring your camera! The views from its front windows are perhaps the very finest in the area. Highly recommended. P.S. The gentleman who met us at the entry, a volunteer, made us feel welcome and was a great source of information. To him, thank you!!
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • Schoondog2000
    Spokane Valley, WA161 contributions
    Lots of newer displays. The entire area was very clean. Buying a joint ticket with Ripleys makes it more worth the money. Parking is a premium as this was a very busy area.
    Written 16 August 2021
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  • Bobi S
    Eugene, OR3 contributions
    Incredible views of the harbor, great interior, decorated with local art, and to top it off Catherine will make you feel like family! My last eat acquisitions from the tasting room.
    Written 14 February 2020
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  • Clkinc
    Newport, OR486 contributions
    Such a beautiful place for a memorial for those who have been lost at sea! The benches are beautiful! The personal pictures of people who have lost their lives doing what they love the most! The big memorial has most names engraved on it. It is in the middle of beautiful walking paths here at the Yaquina Bay. It also offers a beautiful view of the ocean! It gives on the reminder to never turn your back on the ocean at any time!
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    Nice looking home. It is a museum now. They cover about their family. The house is huge!

    Thomas, the father started to take pictures in 1900, especially of the new cars.

    The Indians used to live in this town.

    Lots of pictures and events that happened the last century.

    We saw some baskets, school desks and some information about the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

    They covered how people lived here.

    It was quite interesting to learn from the past.

    Worthwhile to see!
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Sonia G
    1 contribution
    I can't recommend this experience more! 10/10 A++++++
    It was an amazing, 3 generation, memory for a lifetime! From 8 years old, teenage girls and adults, it will be remembered forever.
    Not only was it amazing because of the hands on experience, but the staff are some of the most AMAZING folks around, 2 legs and 4!
    Thank you, we WILL be back!
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Tifane Z
    1 contribution
    We were so close to escaping, but this was so much fun! The owner is super nice, and I love the theme of the room and how everything was designed. I normally am pretty terrible at escape rooms, even though I’ve been working at a couple escape rooms throughout the past 5 years, but this one I started off so strong and solved a lot of the things in the room whereas I normally just stand around clueless. Even our 4 year old was able to help solve a puzzle in the room. Definitely will be returning back when we go camping next month in the area!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Todd A
    Mill Creek, WA833 contributions
    Merchandised perfectly . . Job well done on many fronts. High quality items as well as nice fun gift items for under $30.
    Written 28 August 2017
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  • jngibert
    6 contributions
    Haven’t tried the many other candies offered in this shop; we always stop in for the overfilled bags of freshly made caramel popcorn. We think it’s a great deal. Cash only though.
    Written 19 November 2018
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