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Address: 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone Number: +1 866-930-4646
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Ride the Train

I started my Oregon collection here. Great information in the gift shop; caps, jackets, buttons and maps to the entire state. Great tour...hands on play...even for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cibolo, Texas
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Cibolo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I started my Oregon collection here. Great information in the gift shop; caps, jackets, buttons and maps to the entire state. Great tour...hands on play...even for the grownups...big trees!

Thank edcloud
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a beautiful day, this is a nice place to visit: a visitor's center with a gift shop featuring info about the area and displays about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the devastating forest fire in the area (and how they recovered), and a great place to take simple hikes in the forest. There's also river access. Dogs allowed on... More 

Thank Jayne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to do here - climb a fire lookout tower and go into the apartment at the top, attend lectures for kids, visit the hands-on museum, play in the Wilson River, and hike various trails and loops among lush green trees and understory. Definitely worth a day trip, especially if you have kids between 6 and 14. Happy travels!

Thank campingmama1972
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suspension bridge, tower, uncrowded nature walks along the river with fields of daisies, trumpet flowers, and ferns, plus educational. Worth it! Make sure to plan your trip to get the hike in before closing time. We ended up not seeing the water fall because we had to turn around to get back before they closed. Bonus tip - stop at... More 

Thank ursule813
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much information and beauty. The informational video was great. Unlike most videos of people reading history, this video was of from people who fought the fire or helped replant the forest. Miles if hiking trails, fresh air and beautiful scenery. The replica fire lookout was cool as well.

Thank Casey P
Helena, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of the wettest forest in America, the TFC is a really well curated museum of the forest especially of the catastrophic 1930 fire. Excellent displays of forest wildlife, how timber is harvested and used. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Roger S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The forest education center is definitely worth a visit, even if you only need to use the well maintained restrooms. A good range of displays, children will love the climb up the fire tower and there are some short trails to the river. Plenty of exhibits to look at. Allow an hour to have a good look at the exhibits.

Thank Angiopteris
Pacific NW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The displays and info inside the building are great and interesting, but we especially love the trails, river, and grounds outside. Just beautiful.

Thank PNWB
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I did not know this place was here I found it very interesting and you can have a tree added in your name to help support the center. Go outside the rear doors and go out to the suspension bridge. Tables for picnics and trails to hike on.

Thank Lance O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped because we had to pee, but we got so much more from this experience. This is a beautiful facility that teaches all about the history of the Tillamook forest, especially the fires it has endured. Additionally, you'll want to check out the lookout area out back - it's awesome! They even provide umbrellas to use when it's raining.... More 

Thank Pli876

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