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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Siuslaw River Sail Boat by Stephanie AmesThe historic riverfront town of Florence is just an hour west of Eugene - Springfield, and robust with things to do!


  • Sail from the Siuslaw River out into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Walk to the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse from the sandy beach below.
  • Descend 200 ft (61 m) by elevator into North America's largest sea cave brimming with bellowing sea lions.
  • Spot migrating whales cavorting just off the Oregon shoreline.
  • Explore Florence by geocaching.



  • Sleep with Rue, the friendly ghost at the lighthouse keepers' house B&B
  • Soak in the spa while the kids splash in an aquatic playground at a popular beachfront hotel.
  • Tuck in for the night in a historic inn, luxury condo or centrally located RV park.
  • Escape to the serenity of a coastal lake cabin to unplug.

Outdoor Dining In Florence

Amble the boardwalk and watch incoming fishing boats. Eat chowder, shop the boutiques and indulge in fine local dining at riverfront restaurants.

Skip across the Siuslaw River Bridge to Dunes City for even more fun.


Top Florence Attractions

Gaze at the 1936 Art Deco-style bridge spanning the Siuslaw River where it meets the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors come here from all over the world to carve the dunes on sandboards.

Live it up with headliner shows, great restaurants and gaming galore!

Meander through a garden of rare carnivorous flowers.

A fantastic tribute to Oregon Veterans and local heroes.