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World Forestry Center

Address: 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone Number: 503-228-1367
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Ranked #69 of 229 Activities in Portland
Type: Other fun and games, Fun & Games
Owner description: Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
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Type: Other fun and games, Fun & Games
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was in Portland recently for a conference and the group organizing the conference held a reception at the World Forestry Center. I took public transportation to the site, which was okay. Trains stop every 25-30 minutes so it took me about 40 minutes to get to the Center from downtown - in retrospect, I should've taken a cab. The... More 

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West Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our conference had a reception here so we got to explore at night. Lots of interactive exhibits for kids.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited the world forestry center during a recent business visit. The conference we were attending hosted a dinner at the center. This is a great place to visit and would be particularly great with kids as many of the activities are hands on but interesting for adults as well. The building itself is interesting in the huge beams that... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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131 reviews 131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here and were able to learn some things that were worthwhile. However, it did seem that it was more geared towards children. I would highly recommend it if you are parents or grandparents and need a spot for the kids. It is a stop on the Pink Trolley as well as the MAX. I recommend MAX... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband had time to spend and no particular other places to see, so based on a AAA book entry, and the fact that we were already in Washington Park, we decided to go in. The information was presented in a fun and kid friendly way ( however not too simplistic for adults). There were quite a few interactive displays... More 

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently visited Oregon with my parents and 9 year old daughter. This was a wonderful hands on place. My 9 year old and I both loved the parachutte guiding and the exhibits were all great! There was a Dr. Suess exhibit at the time we went which was wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The center is very well done, and it has some really good exhibits of older trees, they had trees old as 225 million years. However the Seuss exhibit really took the cake. The behind the scenes pictures and the statues was wonderful!

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This attraction is informative and has a few hands on activities for the kids but it is a bit pricey. If you are looking for something to do on a hot or rainy day this would take up some of the time. A less expensive outdoor option would be the Magness Memorial Tree Farm in Sherwood.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
83 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped here because it was 90 plus degrees out and we had already been outside all day and any place offering an air conditioned respite would have seemed appealing. That said, I am glad we stopped. It was a pleasant way to spend at most an hour and a half (we really took our time and watched all the... More 

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Eugene, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I'd give the museum itself four stars -- it's beautiful, informative, and interesting. (Four rather than five since it barely mentions the fascinating biology of trees.) I don't think it's worth $9, though, which pushes the overall rating to three stars.

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