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World Forestry Center

4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
503-228-1367
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Ranked #77 of 308 attractions in Portland
Description: Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
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Eugene, OR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even with a degree in natural resources and several years working in the field, there is always something to learn. Especially if you are visiting from a different part of the country or world. We stopped in when there were two elementary school groups there and enjoyed the excitement and energy of dozens of children.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Site is worth taking young children for playing and discovering. However, being a Portland native, the old Forestry Center put us more in touch with trees and forestry. Make it a day be visiting the Children's Museum and the Zoo.

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Loveland, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our visit to the World Forestry Center, a short drive from downtown Portland, it shares a parking lot with the Portland Zoo and the Hoyt Arboretum. The exhibits are interactive, well put together, beautiful (I loved the examples of petrified wood!), and fun. We especially loved the Dr Seuss exhibit featured right now. We... More

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san diego
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The museum is nice as far as design goes, the exhibits are so so for me. I learned a little bit about forestry and logging but nothing I could not find on the internet. The best part of my visit was the bus ride up to the museum and having a walk around the area which is quite beautiful. In... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It isn't very big, but it is very interactive. The children loved it. They learned a lot without really knowing it! I was pleasantly surprised with the centre.

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Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have loads of fun sharing this center with our grandchildren. It is well done with exhibits for all ages. And, lots of learning. They also have special exhibits and programs that keep you coming back.

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My husband and I popped in to warm up and use the bathroom. On our particular visit they were only charging $2 admission and I consider us lucky. I don't think the $9 price for adult admission is the best, but we definitely got our $4 worth. Lots of interactive exhibits that even my husband liked trying out. Some of... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Poor video and audio quality in the exhibits. Some interactive displays need repairs. Clean but outdated. The brochure touts the "virtural raft ride" which is nothing more than a raft sitting on the carpet with a flat screen behind it. $40 for a family of four; an annual family membership is $50 but there is unfortunately no reason to go... More

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sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited the world forestry centre yesterday on the way to the zoo. We were surprised at how great this small museum was - very interesting and interactive - would be great to take your children to - I think the $9 entry was a bit pricey for the small museum considering the zoo is $10 but of the money... More

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