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“Historic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tillamook Air Museum

Tillamook Air Museum
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Tillamook
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Eugene, Oregon
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Historic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

This air museum was amazing. It was incredible to see this country's history up close and personal.

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B.C.
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“Stop in for an interesting glimpse of the past... some antique planes and some colourful history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Tillamook air museum is an interesting stop on our family trips to Oregon. We like to stop and see the antique planes and the awe inspiring size of the air museum hangar. We are always interested in the history of the hangar and find the movies, photographs and anecdotes throughout to be informative.
You need to take your time as you move about and read all the displays. Some of the planes have stairs you can climb to view the cockpit controls and there are also some cockpits from fighter planes and helicopters on the floor that the kids can climb in for a look-see and a photo op.
On the wall is an interesting chart that diagrams the sizes of the blimps made for that size air hangar. There are also some incredible photos of the second hangar that used to be beside the Museum. It was used to store hay but tragically it burned down in a raging fire.
Having an airplane buff in the family is very helpful as we get our own private tour guide as we walk about the museum. Sometimes other guests even join us!
We all get a kick out of the basketball hoop that is mounted way up above the huge main doors. We point it out to other patrons when we are there and everyone chuckles about how high up it is and wonder if anyone has ever sunk a basket! Next time you are there... look up.
After you are done you can pick up air history souvenirs, books, DVD's and toys or stop for a snack in the old style diner glistening with chrome.
(The only complaint about this museum is the old musty smell where the planes are. I'm sure it can't be helped given the incredible size and age of the facility.)

Visited July 2011
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Temple Terrace, Florida
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340 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“A great surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

You can't miss this museum if you are driving south as you leave town: huge letters on the side of the building let you know it's here. The museum was a wonderful surprise: we spent several hours here and could have spent more, but we needed to press on. The historical displays, the videos, and, of course, the perfectly restored airplanes are fascinating, but the biggest treat is the building itself. We'd never seen a blimp hanger before and we had no idea that these buildings are so large. What a treat!

Visited July 2011
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Washington
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13 reviews
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“Air Museum was well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Stopped by with 3 teenagers (girls). The girls loved getting into all the flight simulators and even exclaimed, "I want to be a pilot!"

The hangar is huge and draped with a big American Flag. Lots of planes. The girls were amazed (which was well worth the $5.00 entry fee for youth and $9.00 for adults).

Visited August 2011
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Lake Isabella, California
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“What a Great Piece of History !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

If your interested in history and vintage aircraft then this is the place for you. You definitely want to allow plenty of time for your visit here. The film and the photos about the construction of these huge wooden hangers, along with the WWII memorabilia are really interesting. (Sadly the other hanger was lost to fire many years ago) Then there are the dozens of restored vintage aircraft that are kept here, each one with information listed about the type of aircraft it is. I'm not a huge aircraft buff, but I really enjoyed my visit here and thought it was well worth the $9.00 admission.

Visited July 2011
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