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Address: 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
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+1 866-930-4646
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Very educational

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.

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Mary F
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47 reviews
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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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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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Thank tiredandtravelled
Salem, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Michael H
Salem OR
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Beautiful setting, interesting things to see. Easy climb up into the lookout tower. Never knew the place was there until yesterday.

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Thank Miriam D
Vancouver, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Excellent history of the Tillamook Forest and the fierce fires that consumed the "burn" in the '30's and '40's. Great exhibits and an excellent video. Good story of the areas revival and the efforts the community took to regenerate the forest. Nice stop for a bit of a walk around, too. There are regular activities, especially during the summer, often... More 

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Thank 2thesun
Forest Grove, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Tillamook Forest Center has great access to the popular Wilson River. The forest center has a gift shop and maps/brochures; a fire tower; a photo and history center of the forest, river and cheese; a mini movie theater playing a 15 minute movie of the Tillamook Burn every half hour (which we didn't view); and scheduled activities for kids.... More 

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Thank MJ_EBs007
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Wow, what an amazing place! First of all, it's free, which is insane considering the amount of info and recency of the exhibits. Really interactive and I think anyone from 1 to 101 would enjoy this place. Climb the look out tower if you can, and make sure you explore out back, going over the footbridge, and taking a hike... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
Netarts, Oregon
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Enjoy the video and hint of smoke. History lesson on Tillamook forest fire and is good experience for young to visit.

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Netarts, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is fun, and educational. Lots to do and see and learn about forests. The hands-on museum is great for all. It has a gift shop too. Make sure this is a stop on your HWY 6 journey.

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Thank LoriL15
Cibolo, Texas
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I started my Oregon collection here. Great information in the gift shop; caps, jackets, buttons and maps to the entire state. Great tour...hands on play...even for the grownups...big trees!

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