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Address: 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
Phone Number: +1 866-930-4646
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Located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, the Tillamook Forest...

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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Most Informative & great gift shop

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Cathy B
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 on Forest & gift shop had lot of neat gifts I especially enjoyed Marionberry jam... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Amazing to hear about all of the effort that went into replanting the forest. The... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 film about the Tillamook Forest was beginning and we learned about the devastating fires and... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 replanting and regrowth of the forest.

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Thank mgalex
Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Garytmarsh
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went out of our way to visit this Museum and so glad we did. This history about the forest fires of past, reforestation rebuild and dedication to developing modern fire services is really insightful. The museum is very well done and additionally it is a beautiful drive from Tillamook with a nice glance into how folks from Oregon use the... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We 'happened upon this by accident. Volunteers were friendly and extremely well versed. Great museum doing a fantastic job of education.

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Thank Womanofthecloth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This free forest centre educates the public on forest fires and the area's first white settlers. The reproduction fire lookout tower is very authentic.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Facility with instructional exhibits and an interesting movie on the Tillamook Burn fires and the replanting of the Forest. Great Forest Viewing station at the top of a fire rangers tower. They have tours and they have classes every day. Great Gift shop. Donations and a super parking and restrooms.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth the twenty minute drive from Tillamook and it is free. The first part of this center tells the story of the Tillamook fires and the re-creation of the Tillamook Forest. The center goes on to showcase the forest and its many uses. It then tells about the early pioneers, their hardships and how they overcame them.... More 

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