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World Forestry Center

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Address: 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone Number: 503-228-1367
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest...

Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.

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good family fun

Visited with our 3 and 6 year old grandkids. They had a good time, lots of fun interactive displays that held their attention. Not a lot of attractions but it was great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully designed exhibits, top notch, great for kids. There are 2 floors and it's next door to the Portland Zoo. Beautiful area and the max rail takes you right to the front door. Entrance fee for 1 adult & 1 youth was $12, quite a deal for all they offer. We spent a little over an hour there. They sell... More 

Thank ILuvVacationing
Lakenheath, Suffolk
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222 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We walked here from the Rose garden along one of the trails - a lot of uphill walking but very enjoyable. They are currently charging just $5 each entry. When we first went in I thought we wouldn't be in for long as it's not very big. But we were there for over an hour and a half. There was... More 

Thank mrspinchy
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122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Visited with our 3 and 6 year old grandkids. They had a good time, lots of fun interactive displays that held their attention. Not a lot of attractions but it was great for about an hour and a half. Our grandson loved the big machinery and the locomotive. $5 per person entry fee.

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Murrieta, California
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208 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We ran into a group of people from the Netherlands outside of the Forestry Center and they said the place was famous with foresters overseas. The museum was very interesting with lots of interactive exhibits. Most are geared toward children, but there is plenty to keep the attention of adults. You can't miss the stump of tree with the impacted... More 

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43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Interactive, educational and well-designed museum geared towards kids, but we (adults) had a blast, too! Hits international and local forestry.

Thank Danmation
richmond, bc
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176 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We spent over 2 hours walking through the exhibits and learned lots that we didn't know before. This is the 50th anniversary so admission was $5 flat rate. Not a huge place but lots of exhibits on the two floors. Perfect for younger kids as lots of them were targetted to the younger ones, but even our teens learned something... More 

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san francisco
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Was a bit skeptical about this museum because of it's size but was so pleasantly surprised! The space is beautiful and the exhibits are super interactive for all. My boys loved this place - especially the scavenger hunt (my 8 year old did 2 of them). The different forests on the upper level were amazing - we were all thoroughly... More 

Thank scoles
Sanibel, FL
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225 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

WOW. The staff were wonderful. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids. There were three different versions depending on the ages of the kids. My kids really were excited about being forest detectives to find the correct answers. They have a movie that takes you to forests around the world and the kids were into that too. Lots of... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the air conditioned museum for about an hour after being in the hot zoo. Interesting museum but my 5 year old was more interested in finding the next interactive display than reading/learning. $15 for our family of 4. Infant was free.

Thank mxfuel
Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The World Forestry Center museum is an easily accessible opportunity to learn about our forests, the timber industry and the many taken-for-granted use of wood products. Located across from the Max line terminal in Portland's Washington Park, this hands-on experience allows visitors to sit in the cab of a logging machine, get a picture taken in a raft with a... More 

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