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Forks Lumber Mill Tour

Address: 1411 S Forks Avenue, Forks, WA
Phone Number: (360) 374-9663
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Ranked #7 of 10 Activities in Forks
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Palo Alto, California
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193 reviews 193 reviews
73 attraction reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This tour is run by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and is technically free although you should give a donation if you take the tour. Seating space in the van that takes you to the sites is limited so it’s a good idea to reserve your spot ahead of time. Even if you are not a fan of commercial logging,... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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211 reviews 211 reviews
101 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Making a reservation for this tour is a big help. It seems to fill up fast and I can see why. They only have room for about 10-12 people in the van. The tour starts at the visitor's center at the south end of Forks. We ended up with a great tour guide named Randy. Being in the field himself... More 

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Forks, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Do you want to see what logging is really like and how lumber is really processed. This tour is guided to logging sites and through a mill by people who have actually experienced what it's like to do this work. The scenery is great, the cost is great, and the experience is priceless.

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Spokane, Wa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The day we took the tour it was quite warm out and by the time we got to the Mill we were pretty tired. The tour starts at the Museum with 14 people piling into a van. The van is a work van and you feel kinda squished. It's at least a 45 minute ride up to the work site... More 

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Oxford, Ohio, USA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Only done on Wednesdays so we were unable to do it; especially disappointing in a lumber region.

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Santa Maria, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Most retired folks don’t consider traveling to the Pacific Northwest on a vacation, as it is quite remote and can be very cold or wet. When I suggested a train trip to Washington to Pam, she balked at first, stating, “why would you want to go on a trip on a train?” Well that statement from her, since I had... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Very informative and interesting place to spend getting to know the industry of the region.

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Federal Way, Washington
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Forks Chamber of Commerce runs the 3 hour tours in a 12 passenger van sponsored by local companies. If this were commercial, you would pay $25-60 head but it is free. Consider that at the end and make an appropriate donation to the Chamber of Commerce. The volunteer driver/guide was very knowledgable and friendly, having worked in the forest industries... More 

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