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Brookings

4.6
State Parks · Scenic Drive · Parks

Popular things to do in Brookings

Harris Beach State Park ©
State Park
Harris Beach State Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor ©
Scenic Drive
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Azalea Park ©
Park
Azalea Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Beach
Lone Ranch Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. It was named after John E. Brookings, president of the Brookings Lumber and Box Company, which founded the city in 1908. As of the 2010 census the population was 6,336.HistoryFoundingIn 1906, the Brookings Timber Company hired William James Ward, a graduate in civil engineering and forestry, to come to the southern Oregon Coast and survey its lumbering potential. After timber cruising the Chetco and Pistol River areas for several years, he recommended that the Brookings people begin extensive lumbering operations here and secure a townsite for a mill and shipping center.While John E. Brookings was responsible for the founding of Brookings as a company town, it was his cousin Robert S. Brookings, who was responsible for its actual design. The latter Brookings hired Bernard Maybeck, an architect based in San Francisco who was later involved in the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, to lay out the plat of the townsite.World War IIOn September 9, 1942, Mount Emily, near Brookings, became the first site in the continental United States to suffer aerial bombardment in wartime. A Japanese floatplane piloted by Nobuo Fujita launched from submarine I-25 was loaded with incendiary bombs and sent to start massive fires in the dense forests of the Pacific Northwest. The attack caused only minor damage. Fujita would be invited back to Brookings in 1962 and he presented the town his family's 400-year-old samurai sword in friendship after the Japanese government was given assurances that he would not be tried as a war criminal. Brookings made him an honorary citizen several days before his death in 1997. Our United States trip planning site allows you to plan your trip to Brookings and a wealth of other destinations big and small.

Side trips from Brookings

Prehistoric Gardens ©
Theme Park
Prehistoric Gardens Gold Beach
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Rogue River Bridge
Bridge
Rogue River Bridge Gold Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Otter Point State Recreation Site ©
State Park
Otter Point State Recreation Site Gold Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Brookings

Brookings Fishing Charters ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Brookings Fishing Charters
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Natural Bridges Viewpoint ©
Lookout
Natural Bridges Viewpoint
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Chetco Point Park ©
Park
Chetco Point Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Chetco Brewing Company ©
Brewery
Chetco Brewing Company
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Brookings

Alfred A Loeb State Park ©
State Park
Alfred A Loeb State Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Crissey Field State Park
State Park
Crissey Field State Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
McVay Rock State Recreation Site ©
State Park
McVay Rock State Recreation Site
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Brookings

China Beach
Beach
China Beach
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Scenic Drive in Brookings

Welcome to California
Scenic Drive
Welcome to California
2.4
Duration: 30 minutes

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