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“Aviation History”

Tillamook Air Museum
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Tillamook
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Be sure and watch the movie in the theater before touring the airplanes....it tells the amazing story and history of building the hangers during WWII which were used for blimps and the mission they served during that time. The collection of planes of which almost all are military and even includes a Russian MIG along with a DC3...the tail drager of which I spend many hours flying in before the advent of jet planes. Watch out for the wings as the planes are tightly grouped and you need to duck on occasion. I am not an avation buff but this musuem is well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Tillamook Air Museum is located just south of Tillamook, Oregon on U.S. Highway 101 in a historic blimp hangar.

Constructed by the US Navy in 1942 during World War II as Naval Air Station Tillamook, the hangar building housing the museum's aircraft collection is 1,072 feet long and 296 feet wide, giving it over 6 acres of covered area. It was constructed of wood due to rationing during the War, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

The Naval Air Station was the base of operations in World War II for Squadron ZP-33, with a complement of 8 K-ships.

The Museum houses over 30 magnificently restored warbirds including a P-38 Lightning, F-4U Corsair, P-51 Mustang, PBY Catalina, F-14 Tomcat, C-97 Guppy, and other historic aircraft. It also features an exhibit hall with a large collection of rare historical wartime and aviation artifacts.

We highly recommend a visit to the museum for aviation enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in vintage aircraft.

The museum is open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Air Base Cafe is housed in the building, along with a gift shop.

Parking is free, and a small admission fee is charged.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

If you are into airplanes this is an OK museum. The selection of the planes is not the greatest but the building itself is a former air-ship (blimp) hangar from World War 2 and it is AWESOME. I'd recommend you visit it because it looks like Port of Tillamook is going to relocate the museum since they cannot afford to repair the museum building. that may happen in 2014.

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

I'm an airplane fan and a pilot, and I visit air museums whenever I find them. What's special about this museum is the immense hanger and it's history. There are some very nice WW2 aircraft here, but the aircraft displays could be better. For as much room that's available in the hanger, most of the aircraft are tightly packed into a small area. It might be due to the many leaks in the hanger roof, I was there on a very rainy day.

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

I have so looked forward to seeing the Tillamook Air Museum, housed in one of the few dirigible hangers left in the U.S. You could see the building from a couple of miles away; and when we arrived we were just blown away by the immense size. Inside was housed many completely restored airplanes, with several outside as well. I loved walking around the B-17,the Zero, the MIG jet, the PBY, and many, many others. We had heard that the Spruce Goose was housed there; but it is not. Too humid, not enough space for it along with the other planes so it is housed in an air museum about 50 miles away. For an extra fee you can get your picture taken in the cockpit of several of the planes, and on certain days you can actually go up flying in some planes - P-51 for example, for a considerable cost. The cost for entrance to the air museum was $12pp. They had a wonderful gift shop and a little cafe that was decorated like it had come straight out of the 1940's. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dee G
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