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Tillamook Forest Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A must see when driving Highway 6 to or from Tillamook

We have driven by several times and on a whim pulled in to take a look. It is very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orygun_Fox
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Silverton, Oregon
Great Stop

Wonderful spot on the way to Tillamook. Beautiful over the Wilson river trail. Great photo shots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura P
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Vancouver, Washington
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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...more
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45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have driven by several times and on a whim pulled in to take a look. It is very interesting and one MUST see the film that shows every hour and half hour. The effects of the Burn and as reported by witnesses is totally...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Orygun_Fox
TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad to know you are one of our frequent visitors. We look forward to seeing you next time you stop in.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty cool little museum telling the story of the Tillamook Burn and Oregon's logging heritage. It's pretty small, so don't go out of your way to see it, but the best part is it's free!

Date of experience: August 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful spot on the way to Tillamook. Beautiful over the Wilson river trail. Great photo shots. Free parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura P
TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoy the center and hope you'll visit us again when we reopen in March.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good short walks along the Wilson River, good interraptive center, be sure to see the short fildm about the Tillamook Forest Burn. Indoor and outdoor places to each a bagged lunch. Walk accross the bridge, longer hikes on the farside of bridge. Good for all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad to know you enjoy the center and hope you'll stop in again when we reopen in March.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took 3 10 year old boys there they had a blast asked if they can go back next time they come to tillamook also asked to bring a Picnic next time we come lots to see and climb they loved the information on the tillamook...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad that you and the boys enjoyed your visit so much. We do hope you will come back and visit us again!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

What a surprise was this place to us. We were not expecting to find such beautiful area at not coast at all. From the moment you park and go up the tower which you should climb to the viditor center and then the back area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandyang
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take a drive along Hwy 6 to enjoy the colors of the trees when we came across the TILLAMOOK FOREST CENTER. It's a beautiful center on the Wilson River were you can learn all about the Tillamook Burn and the history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to take in this year's fantastic fall color. We hope you will be a frequent visitor to the center. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were on our way to Tillamook for some ice cream when we saw the sign for the Forest Center. It's a great place to learn about the Tillamook Forest, take a short hike to the falls (if it has rained recently) and just relax....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Assistant at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad to hear you had a great time visiting the center. We hope you'll be a frequent visitor when you're in the area.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

It is exciting and sobering to realize the power in a forest fire. This theater makes that happen for you. The rest of the museum shows proper forest management and the history of the area. The outdoors at the park is also nice.

Date of experience: August 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thanks for your review, Misty! We are very glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back to see us again in the future.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

For kids to seniors, for everyone! Hiking trails for all abilities. Center itself very fun and informative. Staff helpful and knowledgeable

Date of experience: July 2018
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TillamookForestCnt, Visitor Services Coordinator at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thanks for visiting the center! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again soon.

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lynnmsabol
July 16, 2018|
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Response from csea4548 | Reviewed this property |
California has the most famous Redondo Beach but there is also one in King County, Washington. Near Seattle, in Des Moines, WA. Don't know anything about either, though, sorry.
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Response from TillamookForestCnt | Property representative |
Many apologies for the extremely late response. We do, in fact, have many hands on exhibits as well as programming in the summertime that are well suited for all age groups. In addition, we have a film with "smell-o-vision... More
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kcowley
sandy, utah
Most scenic highway--Manzanita to Portland Airport (3 Replies)
We'll be staying on the Oregon coast in Manzanita for 5 days. Our last day we'll have about 6 l/2 hours after we leave before we need to be at the Portland Airport at 3:45 p.m. Which highway back to Portland would offer the best scenery/things to see and how much time should we allott for these attractions? Highway 6 from Tillamook (I've read that there's a Tillamook Forest Center 22 miles east of Tillamook); Highway 26 from Cannon Beach; Highway 30 from Astoria. If we didn't make it up to...More
July 13, 2007|
Response fromsteve g|
If I'm just to answer the question posed in your thread title, I'd pick hwy 6 from Tillamook. A good chunk of that drive is along the Wilson River, which is beautiful in spots. And yes, you could work in a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Air Museum, and Forest Center enroute, but I'd hesitate trying to include Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Meares, or Oceanside. About the only thing along hwy 26 is Camp 18, a logging camp museum with restaurant and gift shop. If you're not stopping...More
kcowley
sandy, utah
Tillamook attractions--which are worth the admission cost? (10 Replies)
Of the following things to see in the Tillamook area, which are worth the admission cost and about how long would they take to visit? We'll have 3 kids, 14, 17 and 20 with us. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum ($7/family) Tillamook Air Museum ($11 adult, $6.50 youth) Garibaldi Museum ($3 adults, $2.50 youth) Latimer Quilt and Textile Center ($2.50 adult, $1.00 youth) Tillamook Forest Center (free but 22 miles east of Tillamook) About 30 of us will be staying in Manzanita for 5 days...More
July 12, 2007|
Response fromdengay|
The air museum is pretty cool, if for no other reason than it's house in the one remaining blimp hangar (the other burned about 15 years ago). The hangar is the largest free-standing wooden structure in the US. My wife used to work at the Pioneer museum and I have several family artifacts that have been donated there, so for me, it's interesting. Not sure it would be for folks that do not have any ties with Tillamook County, but for those that do, it;s probably worth it.
kcowley
sandy, utah
Tillamook Forest Center Reviews (3 Replies)
Has anyone toured the Tillamook Forest Center east of Tillamook? I'm looking for daytrips from our beach house in Manzanita the end of July and am wondering if it's worth the drive. We'll have kids, 14, 17 and 20 with us. Any other must-sees within a few hours of Manzanita? We'll be in the area for 5 days.
July 10, 2007|
Response fromImagist|
I have not been there yet but I am coordinating a vist for several foresters from throughout the U.S. and the forester who suggested the visit said it is terrific. From Manzanita, Cannon Beach is a quick drive north and is worth a visit , then maybe up to Astoria, depending on what your interests are. There is some nice hiking in the rainforests near Cannon Beach, plus shops and artsy things so you may not make it all the way to Astoria. Another day, head south towards Newport and enjoy...More