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Tillamook Forest Center

45500 Wilson River Hiway, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
+1 866-930-4646
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What a Gem!

Stopped here on our way home from the Coast, what a treat! We had no idea how expansive and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
blgarth
,
Vancouver, Washington
Very interesting....

Gorgeous place. See the video for information about forestry and the historic forest fires. Go... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
RRM1951
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Madison, Mississippi
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lookout tower” (16 reviews)
“fire tower” (6 reviews)
“real fire” (2 reviews)
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45500 Wilson River Hiway, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
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+1 866-930-4646
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way home from the Coast, what a treat! We had no idea how expansive and educational this Forest Center is, but so glad we stopped. It is someplace that offers a lot of information, interactive things for children and adults to...More

Thank blgarth
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous place. See the video for information about forestry and the historic forest fires. Go outside to see the river and bridge. Great for kids and adults. Gift shop and museum. Spend some time here, educational and lovely. Trails and swimming out back in river.

Thank RRM1951
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your great review! We really appreciate knowing that you've enjoyed your stay. Please do come back do visit soon.

Reviewed 2 September 2017

I love going here. The rangers are super cool. The volunteers are incredible. The exhibits are interactive and informative. There is a BEAUTIFUL bridge where you can see salmon when they're running. Climb to the top of a fire lookout. And the building itself is...More

Thank Jennifer B
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We think you're incredible and cool too! Thanks for the amazing review, it really tells us we're hitting all of our goals. Please do come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Bring a lunch and unplug at this wonderful riverside classroom👍Volunteers are there to guide your through this beautiful site full of local history❗️kudos to you all thx

Thank Margaret M
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for the rave review, we hope you stop in again soon! We're glad our volunteers helped to guide and make your experience memorable. We'll be sure to pass the kudos forward.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The photos on Trip Advisor helped me to see in advance that this place would be great for my wide range of aged kiddos. And seeing it in person did not disappoint. My 3.5 and 9 year-old kids, as well as us parents had plenty...More

1  Thank Rachel M
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the positive review. We look forward to seeing you the next time you stop in!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

With a husband and father that enjoy nature, this was a stop we had to make as part of our vacation. The center was informative and was great for people of all ages. Seeing the iron donkey was an adventure, as well as the lovely...More

1  Thank Eryn M
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review, and we hope to see you passing through again soon!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Been here twice. If you are interested in the history of the Tillamook Burn then you should make a point to see this. Good history, nice way to get in touch with forestry. Climb the watch tower, take the nature tour. It's quiet, it simple...More

1  Thank kprime
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the positive review! We hope you continue to visit and learn from us, there's always something new to see and do.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our journey to Cape Mears on the Oregon coast. The center is clean, friendly and very informative. A soak in the river, a walk in nature and some photos and you'll be rested and ready for more driving, and exploring.

1  Thank Wesley V
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We look forward to seeing you again soon on your next trip to the coast! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Driving through and saw a sign that read family fun. Glad we stopped . You get to climb a fire watch tower and see an exhibit how it operates . Inside the center was well designed and maintained . I'm proud my federal tax dollars...More

Thank John S
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Center & all that we have to offer. Though a wonderful thought, our Center is not supported through any federal or state tax dollars. Funding for the Center comes from timber harvest on Oregon Department of Forestry's...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

I am glad I stopped at this museum on the way out to the coast. I just moved to Oregon, and had not heard of the Tillamook Burn. It was interesting to learned the story of the area, and is surprising how beautiful the forest...More

1  Thank Kim K
TillamookForestCnt, Interpretation & Education Specialist at Tillamook Forest Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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jmkm4jc
29 March 2017|
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Response from TillamookForestCnt | Property representative |
Many apologies for the extremely late response. We do, in fact, have many hands on exhibits as well as programming in the summertime that are well suited for all age groups. In addition, we have a film with "smell-o-vision... More
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