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Tillamook Air Museum

6030 Hangar Road, Tillamook, OR 97141
503-842-1130
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Tillamook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Tillamook Air Museum is located in the scenic town of Tillamook, Oregon.  Here, just south of town amongst the lush greenery and grazing cattle... more »
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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289 reviews 289 reviews
137 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have looked forward for years to seeing this museum. It advertises it has over 30 war birds. Were we shocked to see only about 4 aircraft. Most have been moved to Madras, Oregon. The Tillamook Airport Commission is kicking this museum out, forcing it to vacate the premises. The Museum offered to buy the blimp museum it is using... More

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Roseburg, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was nice and interesting. If you are into planes or war history it would be a great place to stop. Didn't have as much as I had hoped for the money, but it was worth it one time. They have taken great care of some interesting old planes and give the history of each. Half of the hanger was... More

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stopped by here, but did not go into the Museum as we were told by the bi-plane owner, plus a review I had read, that a lot of the aircraft had been moved to Madras, Oregon. We had a long visit with the bi-plane owner offering rides and we could still see parts of the Museum. Huge blimp hanger... More

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a great museum. Lots of classic airplanes and interactive displays for the kids. Even a little diner for lunch.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that there were not many airplanes in this fabulous piece of history, but the hanger itself is the best. The film that discusses how it was built, and looking at this incredible structure that was built in 29 days is something to behold, and worth the price of admission. Just looking at the wooden superstructure... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Tillamook Air Museum is an interesting piece of WWII History and the story about the planning, construction, challenges to build and creative approach to building because it was WWII and materials were in short supply is fascinating to learn about. It reminds us that things can get done quickly and be built to last. As others have pointed out,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are an aviation enthusiast, this is 1 of only a few wood blimp hangers remaining in US. They are huge, no longer funded and are all burning down because of very dry wood structure, The history of the use of Blimps during WWII is well documented and very interesting. Takes about 45 min to 1 hr to view.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

He thought that the building was unbelievable, very impressive!. The theater was worth watching. Value for the entry fee. They need more stuff in the exhibits. Worth preserving the unique building. An awesome piece of Washington history.

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port angeles, WA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My dad was in WWII, and my husband is an aviation buff and professional photographer that has many vintage aircraft in his portfolio. While I am not a history student by any stretch of the imagination I did enjoy a two ++ hour visit through the museum. Not as many planes to see as I would have liked, but overall,... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was actually surprised that I enjoyed this visit. The building was built to house the WW2 blimps that were used yo protect the coast during the war. I also didn't know hot air balloons were used for this purpose. Only a couple of these buildings are still standing. The building was huge and stored several of the blimps. There... More

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