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“Nice place in the woods”

Tillamook Forest Center
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Tillamook
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Very informative. Lots of information regarding forestry practices and the Tillamook Burn.

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

The Forest center is very educational,bring the kids! Very good history on fire prevention and the Tillamook Burn. Also you can't beat the price of admission. FREE! :)

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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This is a neat attraction. We went originally because "nature was calling" (which are nice by the way). Smokey T. Bear is in the foyer waiting to great you (sheesh, he has put on some weight thru the years). Not sure of the square footage, but it's a relatively large building. It's full of the history on logging. (Even heard "real" loggers in the background, just like on the show Axe Men). There's equipment from "back in the day"...little rooms to get the feel for how it was. Also has pillars resembling trees that you can open to learn how critters burrowed in and stuff (kinda cool). There is also a kid area where they can crawl into a log and have a sock puppet play. You exit via the back door and there is a pretty good sized suspension bridge which goes over the river. At the end of the bridge are trail markers telling you distance to ____. If you want to stretch your lets, take the trail.
I am very glad that we had to potty, because this place is really, really neat.

1  Thank BaybiePowder
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

This is a great place to go. It is an easy day trip from Portland and best of all its free. They offer great exhibits about the forest and have a forest fire lookout tower you can climb up and get a beautiful view of the surrounding forest. There is also a suspension bridge you can walk on that crosses the Wilson River. They show a 15 min movie in the theater about the Tillamook Burn and it is an awsome experiance. Its not just a movie. They try and simulate what it would have been like with smoke, sounds and the sensations of being in a forest fire. This is a good place to spend the afternoon. They do have snacks for sale in the gift shop or you can bring a picnic along in case you get hungry. The Smith Homestead day use area is righ across the bridge and is a wonderful place to hike around when you are finished at the museum.

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