Trip Ideas

Historical

Activities: Culture & Museums, Geocaching, Historical

Hidden in plain sight, Coos Bay’s Front Street was originally a wharf which became the bustling heart of a water-dependent community (then called Marshfield).  From the mid-1850s until the 1920s, the south end of the waterfront street (now…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Walking & Hiking

BRIEF HISTORY OF NORTH BEND Asa Simpson – sea captain, shipbuilder, lumber- man – built a sawmill and shipyard in the mid 1850’s at the north bend of the Coos Bay. Most famous of the 55 vessels built here (1858-1903) was the Western Shore,…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Shopping, Walking & Hiking

What now makes up the central district of Coos Bay was called Marshfield until 1944 when residents voted to change the name to Coos Bay to match the name of the Bay itself. The City of Marshfield was named after the Massachusetts home town of the…

Activities: Historical, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives

Lighthouse exploring is an exciting and historic thing for the whole family to do. Oregon’s Coast has a rich history steeped in seafaring. You’ll find 5 of Oregon’s 11 lighthouses within a short driving distance of Coos Bay. We recommend you…