The Yaquina Bay Monster In Oregon Just Might Be The Strangest Roadside Attraction Yet
By Sarah McCosham|Published March 05, 2021
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Newport is a small town nestled in Oregon’s Central Coast. Its main attraction is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, a gorgeous historical lighthouse that’s the tallest in the state. But there’s another attraction in this sleepy coastal town, and it’s equal parts strange and sensational, with a story that will send shivers down your spine. Located in Newport’s Aquarium Village, you’ll come face-to-face with the Yaquina Bay Monster. Or rather, a statue of the aforementioned beast. Nessie, the Yaquina Bay Monster, just might be the strangest roadside attraction we’ve seen in Oregon, and today we’re going to dive into the story behind this mythical creature.
Have you heard about the Yaquina Bay Monster In Oregon? If so, what do you think—do you believe in this Oregon legend? Let us know in the comments below! And you want to see Nessie for yourself, visit Newport’s Aquarium Village anytime during open hours and look for the 25-foot monster. It’s pretty hard to miss!
If you’re on a mission to see Oregon’s strangest roadside attractions, you’ll want to start with these eight truly bizarre places, located all around the state.
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