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Tillamook Forest Center

45500 Wilson River Highway (Oregon 6), Tillamook, OR
503 359-7474
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Tillamook
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Visitors can learn more here about the devastating forest fires that plagued the Tillamook region in the early 20th century.
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Tillamook
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a well done local history attraction. It is not cluttered with odds and ends, but has plenty of artifacts that present the history of the Tillamook forest. there are interactive exhibits for children and knowledgable volunteers to answer all of your question . It is a great stating point for short hikes with a clean restroom in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When ever My friends and I go hiking or mountain biking in the Tillamook State Forest we stop at the center to get information and advice on trails. The staff are always knowable and up to date on trail information. The center itself is full of fun interactive activities that would be good for little kids. Over worth a stop... More

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Jacksonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We usually arrive in a place and book a tour to get the big picture. In this case, the big picture was the forest and history presented in the Forest Center. The exhibits were very well done, not too much reading and a few were interactive. There is a bridge and short hike out back for those of us tired... More

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Despite my love for history, the outdated displays failed to connect. The bathrooms were dirty and would not recommend as a family event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

All the info about Oregon's timber industry is presented in an interesting and engaging manner. The film about the forest fires that occurred explained the danger of fighting fires and how damaging to the forests and how recovery happens.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a very cool place to visit. I'm a history and nature buff, so this place was right up my ally. Plus, my daughter had a blast. I'm from Vancouver, BC and I was staying at a nearby campsite and I had no idea that the Tillamook forest was a massive reforestation project. Very enlightening experience and humbling to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This should be a day trip, it is no fee and out in forest on Wilson River. Place is just 10 years old and great for kids as lots of interactive displays inside. Has fire Watch tower, suspension bridge over the river, miles of walking trails and fascinating history of the forest fire 1933 that destroyed most of millions of... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

All very informative and fun, open spaces for walking and have contact with nature, impressive expositions

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Tillamook, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place is free and has so much to see! Outstanding displays for kids (and adults), a great short movie about the Tillamook Burn, a replica of a fire watchtower, walking paths leading through nearby forests, plenty of parking AND a nice gift shop. Definitely worth your time. Check for winter hours, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stop here to talk a forest walk, learn about forests and the animals that live in them and why this industry is important

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