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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 history about Tillamook State Forest

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Washington, DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Kent, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Vernon, Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited on the last day of their 2014 season. Because the day was cold and windy, we did a quick, brisk walk to the middle of the suspension bridge and back, and skipped the climb up the fire tower. Nevertheless, we spent an hour indoors watching the movie about the fires that have ravaged the forest numerous times, and... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We spent part of the day at the Tillamook Forest Center on a Friday in October, and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. 3 of us hiked one of the trails, ate a picnic lunch on the deck outside, and enjoyed walking through the center. This is a very important place to visit, as we need to gain an understanding and... More 

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Tillamook
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
31 reviews 31 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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