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Geisel Monument State Heritage Site

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Address: Highway 101, Gold Beach, OR
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A tiny family cemetery

I stopped by to see if anybody had ever put up some information about the family, but alas, I guess that will never happen. Google has info, but it's too bad somebody doesn't... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
Oregon Coast
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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The monument is 3 graves for the Geisel family. However, there is no information provided as to the significance of the family. The parking also contains three picnic tables (with view) that are old and moss covered.

Thank Jack A
Oregon Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I stopped by to see if anybody had ever put up some information about the family, but alas, I guess that will never happen. Google has info, but it's too bad somebody doesn't write something up. The little cemetery is fairly neat and tidy. Do not expect anything exciting here. It's just a tiny piece of Oregon history -- although... More 

2 Thank half-Brit
Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

As other reviewers have commented, this is a small, quaint piece of history that would occupy visitors or a family for ~5-10 minutes. Offers a nice place to think about the past, and to catch your breath after a hike at Otter Point.

Thank houhau
Gold Beach, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Brings to mind the different moral perception that a century passing makes. While there are certain pre-conceived notions about settler/indigenous relations of the time, this monument begs the question: how would you feel?

Thank husted5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is a monument, a historical piece of Oregon. It is Geisel Monument State HERITAGE SITE. SITE! Not theme park, not safari, not shopping center. What do people expect when they see the word site? Disneyland? No go to cali if you want that. This is more than just some ride at a park or a french fry in your... More 

3 Thank Tristykayy
Brookings, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

This place is pretty much only a lawn area, picnic table and graveyard. There is nothing to do there except maybe a place to stretch your legs and have a picnic. Don't plan a day or a trip around it

1 Thank Jollywomon
Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Either we did not find the real Geisel Monument, in which case better signage is certainly needed, or the monument is simply a family grave site. It was not worth the drive to get there.

1 Thank gliddenr72
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Care of foliage and quite-tude. It was nice... but only go if you are near the area. It is a bit off the beaten track, and its a sad story.

1 Thank Zoonomia
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

If you like local history, you will find this interesting! A monument to early pioneers who lived and died there.

Thank GrandmaWen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Trying to decide which Gold Beach attractions to see on out way to Coos Bay is not a tough decision as there as so few; however, we did stop by for 15 minutes to view this graveyard and historical site. I would not have done it had I know how limited this very small site is and it's narrow focus.... More 

1 Thank James H

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