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In the heart of downtown Coos Bay is the Coos Bay Boardwalk, well worth a quick stop to wander and have a bite to eat. The boardwalk is a short stretch of wood plank pier that boasts a fish market, a number of informative displays, and great views of the bay for which the town was named. Several interpretive exhibits present the history of Coos Bay and the lumber industry that played such a huge role in the town’s development. Also on display is the "Koos #2," a tugboat used on the bay in times past. The Boardwalk provides a nice area to stroll and have lunch at one of the picnic tables. The nearby downtown offers of variety of antique and boutique shops, coffee houses and restaurants, as well as the historic Egyptian Theater, home of Oregon’s last remaining original Wurlitzer pipe organ.