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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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Jacksonville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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Despite my love for history, the outdated displays failed to connect.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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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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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Madbury
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

On Rt.6 east of Tillamook, this museum looks relatively new and is a wonderful family museum to learn about forestry, some of the wildfires and wildlife. Lots of hands-on things, so the kids will love it. Great film about the Tillamook Burns. Staff was friendly and very helpful. If you're traveling on Rt.6, you must stop and check out this... More

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Gearhart, Oregon
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174 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are inthe vicinity and you want to know more about forests and forestry, this is a worthwhile stop. Don't allow much time. A self guided tour and some interesting photos took me 15 minutes though the Israeli Rotarians we were hosting took longer since it was new to them. It is a beautiful setting.

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