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The Tillamook Air Museum is located in the scenic town of Tillamook, Oregon. Here, just south of town amongst the lush greenery and grazing cattle, you will find the Air Museum. This town is well known for its' cheese and dairy products, but a visit to the Tillamook Air Museum is a "must" for anyone with even a slight interest in aviation.
The museum is located inside a huge blimp hangar which was constructed in 1943, and is the world's largest wooden structure. Originally there were two blimp hangars, but one was destroyed by fire in 1992. The hangar is over 1,000 feet long and 300 feet wide - an area that is over 7 acres - which is enough room to play six football games! It is over 15 stories tall.
Unfortunately, many of the vintage planes have been relocated to the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras. In Tillamook, there are about a dozen planes still here, mostly more modern aircraft including two helicopters.
The Air Base Cafe is closed until spring of 2015. The gift shop is still open and has an extensive collection of aviation-themed products including clothing, tableware items, books, airplane models and more.
The museum is open daily from 10-5 and admission is $9 for Adults, $8 for Seniors and $5 for Youth ages 6-17. The Tillamook Air Museum is handicapped accessible and there are complimentary wheelchairs available. There is ample RV parking. It is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Note: If you are visiting any time other than high summer and the weather is cool to cold outside, the interior temperature of the hangar will be quite cool. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater.