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Address: 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone Number: +1 866-930-4646
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, the Tillamook Forest...
Located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, the Tillamook Forest Center offers interpretive exhibits, family nature programs, K-12 field trips and facility rentals. It's fun, accessible and free! Discover lessons of the past, present and future of this dynamic forest with hands-on learning and a sense of exploration you'll find nowhere else.
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My family loves stopping here, even if it's just to climb the stairs to the top of the Fire Lookout Tower. The exhibits are really educational and interactive. Don't miss the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

My family loves stopping here, even if it's just to climb the stairs to the top of the Fire Lookout Tower. The exhibits are really educational and interactive. Don't miss the big footbridge out the back. There are also nice trails, in the shade, close by if you need to stretch your legs even more. Don't let your kids bet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When I come here I'm taken aback by the beautiful scenery, but I'm even more profoundly touched by the story that probably couldn't have taken place today... and I imagine what it must be life for the people that helped to renew the forest here, and now get to bear witness to their contribution decades later. For that reason, the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I found this very educational, there was a short film going through the horrible fires in the forest, the staff was great, and very enlightening of the history. The exhibits were very educational, enjoyed the visit.

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Fishkill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had a great visit here. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the informational center is done extremely well. You can also do some hiking here. Staff was very friendly and excited to tell you about the history of forestry in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This centre is well worth a visit. It has an interesting display about forestry in the old days, and also information about the catastrophic Tillamook forest fires. It is a good starting point for forest hikes.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My 8-year-old child and I visited the Tillamook Forest Center and had a wonderful time. The museum exhibits were very interactive, and we especially enjoyed the full-size tent where you could watch different videos about the forest's history and explore what the living conditions were like for those who volunteered to replant after the burn. We also enjoyed a walk... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Take a sack lunch and just enjoy. A great places for a family to visit. The individual displays are interesting and engaging. The outdoor sitting area makes for a nice picnic. There are many trails that are easy to walk. Take plenty of time to enjoy all that is offered. Climb the fire watch tower and re-live the olden days... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I love history, and I love forests - therefore, I really enjoyed the Tillamook Forest Center. We've passed by on our motorcycles so many times, and I always think, we should stop there some day... finally, I just zipped in one day on our way to something else. It's got lots of information about the history of the area, particularly... More 

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TillamookForestCnt, Guest Relations Manager at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review! Very often our visitors find us by chance on their way to or from the beautiful Oregon Coast; and we’re glad you did too. We’re also glad to hear that you appreciated learning about how the Oregon Department of Forestry manages the Tillamook State Forest sustainably to provide the range of benefits... More 

Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved the lookout tower exhibit and hiking trails. A real gem that does not seem to be overrun by crowds. If you like info on forestry, forest fires, nature, wood products and the like this is the place for you. Wish they had a coffee shop but apart from that a very unique spot.

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TillamookForestCnt, Guest Relations Manager at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We are very proud of this place and think it is a gem in the heart of the Oregon Coast Range as well. With tables and chairs on our spectacular bridge, it’s the perfect spot for a picnic lunch and we hope you’ll visit us again soon! More 

Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very pretty. Nice trails. The dogs had a ball. The river was a rush (in both maners of speeking). Even if the sun may not be shinning, take time to enjoy.

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TillamookForestCnt, Guest Relations Manager at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us here at the Tillamook Forest Center! We’re glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed our trails and the beautiful Wilson River outside. We hope you’ll get a chance to visit us again to take advantage of all the activities inside the center which are great – rain or shine! More 

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Address: Address: 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone Number: +1 866-930-4646
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Tillamook
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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