There is something here to interest just about everybody! This museum covers a large area, set amidst towering pines next to a river. It's about 25 miles north of Klamath Falls.
There is so much stuff to see here in addition to logging - a blacksmith shop, horse harnesses, wagons, old trucks, construction equipment, and railroad machinery, including the only surviving Clyde track layer.
This museum has one of the largest collections of logging equipment in the US. As you walk around the grounds, the displays seem endless and comprehensively cover virtually everything to do with logging from the mid 1800's onward for a century or more.
Some of the equipment is beautifully restored, but most of it sits slowly rusting year after year, it's usefulness long gone, alive only in distant memories.
And for those not too terribly interested in machinery, there is a "pioneer village". This consists of authentic cabins which have been moved here and filled with period artifacts. They represent all types of early American cabins, ranging from a very rustic trapper's cabin to a late 19th century general store. Every one has its own story and history. Even the office/gift shop is authentic as it's located at the entrance in a small building that was originally a homesteader's cabin.
There is a cross section of the world's largest living Douglas Fir tree on display. No, it was not cut down, the 700 year old tree fell during a fierce winter storm in 1962. There are some interesting wood carvings near the office, including one of a logger's boots, hat and axe.
Bring your lunch and enjoy it at one of the outside tables and benches here, or go across the street to the pleasant day use park.
This museum is well worth a stop :-)
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