Coos Bay Oregon Points of Interest
Uncover Historic Charm and Waterfront Views
The City of Coos Bay enjoys a beautiful location on the Oregon coast and a rich history, as well as an enchanting downtown to explore during your stay with Red Lion. Settled by shipwrecked Europeans in 1852, the historic city includes such renowned Coos Bay, Oregon points of interest such as the Coos Art Museum, the Egyptian Theatre, and the peaceful surroundings of Mingus Park, all of which are within easy distance of our hotel. Explore some of our favorite Coos Bay attractions below.
Coos Art Museum
The city's artistic life is captured beautifully at the Coos Art Museum, a former US Post Office which features 477 permanent collections and rotating exhibitions. Serving the area since 1950, the museum offers everything from juried exhibitions to student art shows, and retrospectives for regional artists capturing the magnificence of the Coos Bay area.
Coos Historical & Maritime Center
Delve into Coos Bay's past at the Coos Historical & Maritime Center, located on Coos Bay's historic waterfront, and discover an immersive walk from the days of the Native Americans to the present.
A stellar example of a popular architectural movement of the 1920s, Coos Bay's Egyptian Theatre is the only Oregon movie house that still has its original theatre organ, as well as all its original vaudeville backdrops and working stage. One of the top points of interest in Coos Bay, the Theatre is currently engaged in renovations and fundraising, in an attempt to preserve its unique venue and history, as well as its status as a treasured venue that has drawn the community together for decades.
Oregon Coast Music Festival
Coos Bay is the place to be for summer festivals that draw visitors from across the world for a taste of the city. Held in the last two weeks of July, the Oregon Coast Music Festival showcases a huge array of genres, including Native American, Celtic, and jazz, as well as a famed orchestra.
Blackberry Arts Festival
For arts and craft lovers, the Blackberry Arts Festival in August brings vendors together and offers locals and visitors a chance to sample local arts, crafts, food and entertainment in the historic Marshfield District.
Eat & Drink
All around Coos Bay, drinking and dining abound. The waterfront is home to local favorites like Blue Heron Bistro and Sharkbite's Seafood Cafe. Stretch your legs and soak up the sun with a walk around the winding trails of Mingus Park, relax with a fine meal, and enjoy the charm of one of Oregon's most classic cities.