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Forks Timber Museum

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Address: 1421 South Forks Avenue, Forks, WA 98331
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+1 360-374-9663
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lucie P
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NE Ohio

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NE Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Lucie P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Jane L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Annandale, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a MUST stop on the road through Forks. We were not expecting it at all and it is a gem. Be sure to go to the lookout that is right next door.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Unfortunately, we arrived the same time as a tour group. I could only see a bit from the doorway but I find local museums like this one to be fascinating. Our grandson appreciated the massive log outside and after a long drive, it was a perfect place for him to use up a bit of pent-up energy. Museums like this... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were only able to stop by after closing time, but it was absolutely worth the stop. We strolled around and snapped some pictures.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I happened onto this by visiting the chamber of commerce. It's right next door. Thee is a a lovely picnic area and a trail behind.

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