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Tillamook Forest Center

45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
+1 866-930-4646
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Driving through and saw a sign that read family fun. Glad we stopped . You get to climb a fire... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
John S
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Riverside, California
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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 3 June 2017
Kim K
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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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.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lookout tower” (16 reviews)
“fire tower” (6 reviews)
“real fire” (2 reviews)
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45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Driving through and saw a sign that read family fun. Glad we stopped . You get to climb a fire watch tower and see an exhibit how it operates . Inside the center was well designed and maintained . I'm proud my federal tax dollars...More

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TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Center & all that we have to offer. Though a wonderful thought, our Center is not supported through any federal or state tax dollars. Funding for the Center comes from timber harvest on Oregon Department of Forestry's...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

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

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TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you so much for the positive review. We are very glad that we could provide both a fun and informative experience for you to enjoy during your trip. We hope to see you again if you're ever passing through!

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
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We appreciate your positive review. The Center does indeed host lots of field trips and are glad to have an interactive learning environment for all ages. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're passing through.

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

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TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

The Center appreciates your great review and looks forward to seeing you again next time you're passing through!

Reviewed 12 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

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Reviewed 24 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

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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

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jmkm4jc
28 March 2017|
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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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