# 20 Find Fossils, Minerals & Meteorites

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Apr 302016
 

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Prehistoric provides a unique shopping and learning experience with an opportunity to explore the finest minerals, fossils and meteorites. It is filled with amazing museum quality pieces to hang in your home or business. It’s a perfect place to find a conversation piece for your guests.

There’s an extensive collection of educational toys for all ages, including an array of excavation kits and other fun activities to enrich your child’s learning. Prehistoric 101 Kids Corner is a fun interactive space for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out the “break your own geode” machine, which will make lasting memories for generations to come. The fluorescent mineral room will wow you with spectacular colors. There is something for everyone at Prehistoric. Feel free to touch and experience the fossils, minerals, and meteorites!

Group tours and lectures for all ages are provided free of charge. Learn which fossils are found within each geological era. Discover the extensive history of Malachite mines. Dig up an Oregon treasure and learn all about the Willamette Meteorite. There is a treasure trove of knowledge to be had within. Whether you want a quick general overview or a more in-depth experience, it is all here.
For more information, call (541) 614-1294.

WHERE: 1425 NW Highway 101 – Lincoln City

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www.prehistoricoregon.com

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# 21 Try Your Luck at a Casino

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Apr 292016
 

ChinookWinds

Pull that shiny lever, peek at your cards, and hope that you hit the jackpot. going to a casino can be a rewarding experience so head up to Lincoln city to Chinook Winds Casino Resort. With a wide variety of casino slots and video poker machines, full-pay games and one and two cent slots, plus 23 table games with betting limits starting at $5, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy full beverage service as well as non-smoking tables. Play Keno, Bingo or take advantage of the newly expanded poker room. Plan an overnight trip and stay in the beautiful Chinook Winds Resort Hotel which features 227 rooms, including 49 pet-friendly, standard ocean view rooms. Take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool or relax in the sauna and spa. Choose from the many dining choices at the resort, from coffee and espresso to fine dining.

Call 1-888-CHINOOK (1-888-244-6665) for more information.

www.chinookwindscasino.com

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# 22 See the Devil’s Punchbowl

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Apr 282016
 

The Devil’s Punchbowl is named after a unique rock formation that really looks like a punchbowl. Especially during stormy weather when the ocean slams into the hollow rock formation—the surf churns, foams and swirls into a violent brew. It was most likely created by the collapse of the rock roof over two sea caves, then shaped by eroding waves. After viewing the punchbowl, take advantage of the great picnic area and its phenomenal views. Look just off the coast for Otter Rock, a large seabird rookery, or to catch a glimpse of a whale. The park is exceptional in its rugged and scenic beauty. Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area can be found approximately 17 miles south of Lincoln City, west of Hwy 101. For more information, call (800) 551-6949.

www.oregonstateparks.org/park_217.php

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# 23 Check Out the World’s Shortest River

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Apr 272016
 

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The D River is the world’s shortest river. It begins in sparkling Devil’s Lake and flows a mere 120 feet before dumping into the powerful Pacific Ocean. It is best viewed from a boat in Devil’s Lake. The D River is so small that it is contained entirely within the Lincoln City limits. The ocean tides can dramatically affect the length of this tiny river. The D River State Recreation Park provides a popular beach and excellent fishing opportunities. The D River flows under Hwy 101 and visitors love to brag about following the entire length of the river from the source to the Pacific Ocean. For more information, call (800) 551-6949.

www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=154

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# 24 Set Sail with Dockside Charters

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Apr 262016
 

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Schedule your fishing or whale watching adventure with Dockside Charters, located in the harbor in Depoe Bay. You will have a great time on Dockside’s clean, comfortable boats. The Captains and their crew will always treat you with respect and courtesy. All Dockside skippers take pride in what they do and will provide you with the best possible service. At Dockside you can park right out in front of the office and walk right to your boat without any stairs to climb. All vessels are easily boarded through doors. Both the Samson and Endeavor are wheel chair accessible. Dockside has a wide range of boats for your needs with four 6-pack vessels, one zodiac style whale watch boat, and two large 50 foot vessels. Group trips can be customized to suit your needs. Whether you’re deep sea fishing or on a whale watching excursion, Dockside Charters always has your enjoyment and safety in mind. Fillet services and commercial vacuum packing are available on site. To schedule your trip, call (541) 765-2545.

WHERE:  270 Coast Guard Dr – Depoe Bay

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www.docksidedepoebay.com

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# 25 Watch Migrating Whales

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Apr 252016
 

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Visit the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center, located on Highway 101 along the seawall in scenic Depoe Bay, and spot some whales! Park rangers are available to answer your questions and help you spot gray whales. The Center is a perfect spot for you watch whales as they blow, dive, spyhop and breach. Whale watching takes place almost yearround on the Oregon Coast. The whales migrate past on their way to and from the waters off Alaska and Mexico. Watch whales in the winter from mid-December through January. In March spring watching begins with the peak near the end of the month and finishes in June with mothers and babies traveling north. Summer brings whales that feed along our coast from July to mid-November. The Center is home to the “Whale Watching Spoken Here” volunteer program, which sponsors the winter and spring break Whale Watching Weeks.

For more information, call (541) 765-3304 or (541) 765-3307.
www.whalespoken.org

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# 26 Spend the Day at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

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Apr 242016
 
near Depoe Bay

near Depoe Bay

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area is located just north of Depoe Bay and has been a favorite rest stop for several years. There are two paths on either side of the creek that lead under the highway to a small ocean cove. In the center of the cove is a rock formation commonly called Rabbit Rock. Walkers on the beach may enjoy seeing harbor seals resting on the rock. This formation provides spouting horns and may even be climbed at low tide. The park is carved from spruce, hemlock, pine and alder and is a great place for bird watching. Some of the species that have been spotted throughout the year include winter wren, song sparrow, dark-eyed junco, spotted towhee and hairy woodpecker. Migrant species include a number of warblers, such as the Wilson’s and the hermit. For more information, call (800) 551-6949.

www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=158

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