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“WWII Piece of History”

Tillamook Air Museum
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Tillamook
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“WWII Piece of History”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Tillamook Air Museum is an interesting piece of WWII History and the story about the planning, construction, challenges to build and creative approach to building because it was WWII and materials were in short supply is fascinating to learn about. It reminds us that things can get done quickly and be built to last.
As others have pointed out, it was disappointing that there weren't very many airplanes or much in the way of exhibits.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Worth seeing the Blimp Hanger, airplanes not remarkable”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you are an aviation enthusiast, this is 1 of only a few wood blimp hangers remaining in US. They are huge, no longer funded and are all burning down because of very dry wood structure,
The history of the use of Blimps during WWII is well documented and very interesting. Takes about 45 min to 1 hr to view.
Nice 50s style diner for snack or lunch.
For airplanes, travel to Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville OR.
No airplanes here as this place is a fire waiting to happen.

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Hubby thought they needed more airplanes”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

He thought that the building was unbelievable, very impressive!. The theater was worth watching.
Value for the entry fee.
They need more stuff in the exhibits.
Worth preserving the unique building. An awesome piece of Washington history.

Visited August 2014
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port angeles, WA
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12 reviews
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“History -easily accessible to all.....”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My dad was in WWII, and my husband is an aviation buff and professional photographer that has many vintage aircraft in his portfolio. While I am not a history student by any stretch of the imagination I did enjoy a two ++ hour visit through the museum. Not as many planes to see as I would have liked, but overall, a great experience.

Visited August 2014
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Beaumont, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A real piece of history”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I was actually surprised that I enjoyed this visit. The building was built to house the WW2 blimps that were used yo protect the coast during the war. I also didn't know hot air balloons were used for this purpose. Only a couple of these buildings are still standing. The building was huge and stored several of the blimps. There are not a large number of planes here, but the ones they have are interesting. We went on board the Great Guppy.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Mary H
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