Chinook Winds Casino Resort – One of the most popular spots on the Oregon coast is Chinook Winds Casino on the north end of town. The resort has a full gaming casino, six restaurants, a video game arcade, and world-class entertainment.

North Lincoln County Historical Museum – (4907 SW Highway 101, in the Taft district of Lincoln City) Learn how our community developed and how Native Americans and white settlers lived generations ago. The archive houses an exhibit dedicated to the city’s eponymous President Abraham Lincoln, as well as a rotation of special exhibits dedicated to other eras in the region’s history.

Whale Watching – Every spring and fall thousands of people flock to the Oregon coast to watch the Pacific gray whales migrating to and from their breeding grounds. Scan the Pacific horizon for pods in motion, spouts of water, and fins raised out of the water as if to wave hello. Good whale watching spots in Lincoln City are at Roads End, the NW 21st Street beach access and SW 40th Street.

Theater/Movies – The BijouTheatre (1624 NE Highway 101; 541-994-8255) is an old-time movie house with first run flicks. For a more modern environment, visit the Lincoln City Cinemas 6 movie theater (3755 SE High School Dr.; 541-994-7469), for latest releases. If live theater is your ticket, Theatre West presents Lincoln City’s local talent at their best (3536 SE Highway 101; www.theatrewest.com).

Tanger Outlet Center in Lincoln City has become one of the largest outlet malls in the region, boasting 62 stores, including American Eagle, Coach, Columbia Sportswear and Le Gourmet Chef outlet stores. The Outlet Center is a one-stop holiday shopping destination, offering a tremendous selection of merchandise: men’s and ladies’ apparel, books, toys, shoes, leather goods, household and kitchen gifts, and health products at daily discounts. A two-story parking garage assures ample parking, and there are plenty of snack shops to refuel while shopping.

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