Oregon Coast Attractions
OREGON COAST AQUARIUM
Recognized locally and nationally for its exceptional exhibits and educational programs, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a must see activity when you are staying at Bella Beach or anywhere near Lincoln City and Depoe Bay. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean at this world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.
As one of the top attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Aquarium is a captivating destination and a trusted resource for ocean education and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. With impressive exhibits that allow visitors to experience the ocean up close, and even hands on! They consider themselves as “a living classroom for all learning styles and ages” – and it is true! With carefully cultivated habitats and a long list of native Oregon sea creature, it is impossible not to learn something new when exploring the aquarium.
With a focus on ocean conservation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium shares much of Oregon’s history. For example, the Otter exhibit contains the largest population of sea otters in the state of Oregon due to the past hunting that took place amongst fur traders.
Perhaps you’ve seen the classic aquarium photographs of faces full of wonder on people walking through underwater walkways, surrounded by animals from the Open Sea – the leopard shark, rockfish, and big skate – that is exactly what the Oregon Coast Aquarium has in store for you! Forget about life above ground, and immerse yourself in this tranquil display of the Pacific Ocean.
From mesmerizing jellyfish and playful otters to beautiful displays and hands-on tidal pools, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a perfect attraction for guests of our vacation rentals who want a deeper look at the rich underwater ecosystem that Oregon has to offer.
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport Oregon, 97365
Mariner Square in Newport, Oregon is home to a number of popular fun family attractions including Oregon Undersea Gardens, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and The Wax Works. Set on the bustling causeway lining Newport’s historic bayfront – Mariner Square has long been a favorite vacation destination for travelers from near and far.
250 SW Bay Boulevard
Newport, OR 97365
CHINOOK WINDS CASINO
Majestically overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the Lincoln City shore, the 157,000 square foot Chinook Winds Casino Resort is Oregon’s premier casino. Owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, the spirit of the Tribe is captured in the decor of the facility. Chinook Winds Casino Resort opened in 1995. The Casino includes a waterfall flowing to a pond (designed to resemble Euchre Creek, an important area to the Siletz tribe) where “wishers” can toss their coins for good luck and make a contribution to the Tribe’s educational fund. The round lobby and weave design painted on the exterior give tribute to the tribe’s traditional basket weaving techniques. Salmon decorate many of the interior and exterior areas, a nod to the fish that plays a special and important role in the history of the tribe.
The Chinook Winds Casino is a tourist favorite, and our vacation rentals make it easy to visit the casino and all the entertainment it has to offer! With 1100 slot machines, all the classic table games, and a Bingo hall that seats 100 people, you are sure to stay entertained while trying to win it big!
Chinook Winds is also a place for famous, headlining entertainment such as musicians and comedians and hosts a number of shows and outdoor events throughout the year. The Convention Center at the casino is another venue for a wide variety of entertainment, like sporting events and tournaments. Visit the Rogue River Steakhouse for a delicious lunch or dinner on top of the Casino with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Also featuring Pacific Northwest wines, the Rogue River Steakhouse is a highlight of the casino, with the lounge offering music and dancing on the weekends.
For vacationers looking for entertainment and an outstanding restaurant experience, be sure to stop by the Chinook Winds Casino.
1777 NW 44th
St Lincoln City, OR 97365