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Tillamook Forest Center

45500 Wilson River Highway (Oregon 6), Tillamook, OR
503 359-7474
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Ranked #4 of 15 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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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Eugene, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you have youngsters and want to introduce them to contemporary forest management, this is an excellent museum. If you don't have young kids, I prefer the World Forestry Center in Portland, which is larger and more comprehensive about forests and timber production.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Interesting place to learn about a great part of Oregon Forest history. We go there as often as we head to the coast..loved learning more about nature

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Lafayette, OR
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Not many people recall the devastation that the Tillamook Burn had to that region of the Oregon. This place describes that tragic event in video and pictures and educates the visitor of the re-forestation process and how forest was brought back to life. A great place for young and old alike.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We took our grandkids to the Tillamook Forest Center and they were totally captivated with it. There is so much to do and it is pitched at just the right level for elementary and junior high kids. As one who remembers the awful fires of the Tillamook Burn and planted his share of seedling trees when I was in elementary... More

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