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Tillamook Forest Center

45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
+1 866-930-4646
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Interesting, Informative, and Free!

I am glad I stopped at this museum on the way out to the coast. I just moved to Oregon, and had not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim K
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Eye Opening And Life Affirming

Coming from the UK, we were unaware of the history of the Forest and the Tillamook Burn. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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 future of this dynamic forest with hands-on learning and a sense of exploration you'll find nowhere else.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lookout tower” (15 reviews)
“fire tower” (6 reviews)
“watch tower” (5 reviews)
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45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
+1 866-930-4646
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am glad I stopped at this museum on the way out to the coast. I just moved to Oregon, and had not heard of the Tillamook Burn. It was interesting to learned the story of the area, and is surprising how beautiful the forest...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from the UK, we were unaware of the history of the Forest and the Tillamook Burn. This Center explains the story with excellent exhibits and a very helpful audio visual screening that should not be missed. The extensive fires that occurred between 1933 and...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place reminds me of a grade school field trip. It has lots of interactive things to do, learning activities and great visuals.

Thank sandinmyhands
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Many people don't take advantage of this cute little museum on the way to the coast. It is a great place for the young and old. Get out of the car and let the kids climb the watch tower and run some trails after visiting...More

Thank elle_oregon
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to bring kids and teenagers. We stopped everytime we are on our way to Rockaway /Garibaldi areas. They have a short video about the forestry, gift shop (of course!) , a lookout you can walk to the top, nice restroom...More

Thank btreid
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I was on my way to Oceanside OR & happened to come across this Forest Center it was quite educational, I only wish I could've stayed longer, it was quite rainy that day but it was so peaceful there and such a whirlpool of information...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We recently had to travel from Portland, Oregon to Florence, Oregon and chose to visit the Tillamook Forest Center on the way. We so enjoyed the presentations of past and present forestry management. They gave a good description of what can happen with a wildfire....More

Thank Dittos
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Driving up to Seattle from Tillamook we drove through the beautiful Tillamook Forest! Fall colors were blazing in the sunlight and being from the Midwest we decided to stop at the Center to check it out and find out its history. Luckily the short informational...More

1  Thank bubinask
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a great place to visit and very educational about how forests are replanted after a burn. The Tillamook Burn covers many years and burned almost 400,000 acres over a period of about 20 years. It takes you through the fires themselves and the...More

Thank mgalex
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting museum of logging in the Tillamook Forest with beautiful trails along the Wikson River. Lots of old photos from the history of the area.

Thank Garytmarsh
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I have a 9 yr old, who loves hands on things, a couple of reviews said there was ,just wanted to hear it from you guys.
28 March 2017|
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Response from bubinask | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Both inside the park facility and outdoors there are innumerable hands on activities! Have a great time!