The Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge is an iconic monument across the Rouge river, falls on U.S. Route 101. Connecting the towns of Gold Beach and Wedderburn in Oregon, the Bridge was the first Freyssinet method of arch construction, promoted and encouraged by the then governor of Oregon - Isaac Lee Patterson. Thus, the structure is named after him. In 2005, the stunning concrete arch bridge was inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places. Driving on this historical Bridge will surely be an enthralling experience.
Established in 1955, the Prehistoric Gardens is a fun-filled attraction combining nature with science and art in a beautiful outdoor setting. A treat for the eyes, the park houses dinosaur sculptures and offers self-guided educational tours through the ancient Oregon rain forest. Visitors can explore the interactive trail as it takes you around the garden, over six wooden bridges, and past 23 true-to-life dino sculptures. It also has a souvenir shop to take back home tangible memories of the park. It makes for an adventurous location for people of all ages. This is a great family-friendly roadside stop along Highway 101.
The Port Orford Coast Guard Station in Port Orford, Oregon was built by the US Coast Guard in 1934 to serve the port and was functional till 1970. Currently, the building is managed by the Cape Blanco Heritage Society, who runs it as a nautical museum, providing information about the local events during World War II. The centerpiece of the museum is a 36 foot (10.9 meter) motor lifeboat.