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Forks Timber Museum

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Address: 1421 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331-9383
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+1 360-374-9663
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Early pioneer history museum with a look into the past, preserved for the...

Early pioneer history museum with a look into the past, preserved for the future.

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Neat place to visit

This is small museum and does not take long to go through. Therre are chain saws, wooden canoes, fire watch towers. Only $3 for ticket/person.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue K
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is small museum and does not take long to go through. Therre are chain saws, wooden canoes, fire watch towers. Only $3 for ticket/person.

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Linda O, Manager at Forks Timber Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! Come back soon!! More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We watched a VCR video of the historical lumber industry which was interesting. The museum was very quant and cozy. Interesting historical artifacts.

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Linda O, Manager at Forks Timber Museum, responded to this review

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

There is more history here than just timber logging. It's a cute little museum, only $3 fee. Little .4 mile trail loop out back.

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Linda O, Manager at Forks Timber Museum, responded to this review

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This museum was cute and had a lot packed into a small space. The volunteer was very helpful and informative, and you could tell she really liked it there. Nice little spot to stop if you're in Forks.

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NE Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My husband is a woodworker and works at a lumber mill here at home, so this was a must see. Enjoyed learning the history.

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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

If you don't know much about the timber industry on the Olympic Peninsula, this is definitely worth an hour of your time. Lots of stuff, lots of pictures, and all organized in an approachable way. If you have ancestors who were in the lumber business or who were from the area, you just might see pictures of them on the... More 

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Linda O, Manager at Forks Timber Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We hope you come back soon. More 

England
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is my kind of place.Thank you very much indeed. Local people, telling a local story, something they truly believe in, something from the local community, reflecting so much history. No, this place did not have a multi million dollar budget to install the displays. On the budget they had [not much] they have used imagination, creativity and knowledge. Brilliant,... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you stopped in and come back soon. More 

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179 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This place is fascinating and fun. Look for Bella's Red Truck (part of Twilight feature in Info Center). Lots of exhibits about Forks Timber days and history. Allow about an hour. Parking in front.

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Boston MA
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stopped here on a rainy day when other options were not appealing. Gave a good idea of the settlement and history of the area. Husband especially enjoyed it. Cleared enough to take the little rain forest loop behind the museum

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Thank you for visiting! We hope you come back soon and see what's new. More 

Annandale, VA
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Loved the poster with the vocabulary used by the loggers! It's a small museum that shows working with timber in pioneer times. Allow about 30 minutes or more if you read a lot. It's right next to the Visitor Center in Forks. Across the street got to see wild elk who were avoiding the bow and arrow season.

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Linda O, Manager at Forks Timber Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We hope you get a chance to come back and see what's new. More 

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