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Address: 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone Number: +1 866-930-4646
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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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Great stop in the woods

Very well presented displays about the forest. Don't miss the bridge in back and tower in front. Very clean facility with some easy trails down to the creek.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very well presented displays about the forest. Don't miss the bridge in back and tower in front. Very clean facility with some easy trails down to the creek.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful place on the way from Portland to Tillamook County. Good respite stop and interesting displays. Nice people and great scenery, too!

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Tillamook, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love this place; great for adults and children to learn about the forest and forest products. There are interactive exhibits for the kids, walking trails, Ranger programs, and journals as primary sources. Don't miss the video or view from the bridge. Just passing through; great restrooms. :-)

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful place with interesting displays. Great interpretive arrangements. Be sure to climb the tower and walk the trails.

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped here expecting to spend 15 minutes on a short hike and ended up being totally impressed with all the work that has gone into the display centre. There are many, many interactive displays on all aspects of forest life - we were amazed. It is a beautiful building and there is a fire tower to climb out front.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped by here to take a break from the road and all the cars and I was delighted there was a nice path/dog walk at the center, filled with picnic tables and nature. The center was beautiful and inviting and a gem among the gorgeous natural scenery along the highway. Once I had my break I was ready to tackle... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very well done. The 20 min film about the Tillamook fires is very impactful. Lots of hands-on, interesting, educational displays. Outside, climb the stairs to the lookout tower and see what it was like to live up there for the summer. My dad, who worked on a lookout tower in his late teens, said it is just as he remembered... More 

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Southern Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

See the exhibits describing the "Tillamook Burn," the massive forest fire which defined the area for decades. You can still see remnants of the damage as you drive through the forest. This Center is very well done in terms of presentation and documentation. The staff know their subject. Worth an hour's visit.

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Lake Isabella, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cool place to take kids. Place is Very full of information. Supension bridge is beautiful. Place is cleaned and well maintained. The look out tower is worth the trip up the stairs. Staff is very friendly. Entrance is a recommended donation. Easy tomget in and out right off the road. And when u cross the bridge u can go on... More 

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Pacific City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a little gem worth stopping at on the way to Tillamook. Great exhibits and friendly ranger staff. Excellent place for kids and adults alike. Beautiful river runs right through the property.

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