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Tillamook Forest Center

45500 Wilson River Hiway, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
+1 866-930-4646
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Forrestry Center, a great place to stop on your way to the coast

This place reminds me of a grade school field trip. It has lots of interactive things to do... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
sandinmyhands
Make the Stop

Many people don't take advantage of this cute little museum on the way to the coast. It is a great... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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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.
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  • Very good23%
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  • Terrible1%
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“lookout tower” (16 reviews)
“fire tower” (6 reviews)
“watch tower” (7 reviews)
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45500 Wilson River Hiway, Tillamook, OR 97141-9193
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place reminds me of a grade school field trip. It has lots of interactive things to do, learning activities and great visuals.

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

We appreciate your positive review. The Center does indeed host lots of field trips and are glad to have an interactive learning environment for all ages. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're passing through.

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Many people don't take advantage of this cute little museum on the way to the coast. It is a great place for the young and old. Get out of the car and let the kids climb the watch tower and run some trails after visiting...More

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

The Center appreciates your great review and looks forward to seeing you again next time you're passing through!

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to bring kids and teenagers. We stopped everytime we are on our way to Rockaway /Garibaldi areas. They have a short video about the forestry, gift shop (of course!) , a lookout you can walk to the top, nice restroom...More

Thank btreid
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I was on my way to Oceanside OR & happened to come across this Forest Center it was quite educational, I only wish I could've stayed longer, it was quite rainy that day but it was so peaceful there and such a whirlpool of information...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We recently had to travel from Portland, Oregon to Florence, Oregon and chose to visit the Tillamook Forest Center on the way. We so enjoyed the presentations of past and present forestry management. They gave a good description of what can happen with a wildfire....More

Thank Dittos
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Driving up to Seattle from Tillamook we drove through the beautiful Tillamook Forest! Fall colors were blazing in the sunlight and being from the Midwest we decided to stop at the Center to check it out and find out its history. Luckily the short informational...More

1  Thank bubinask
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a great place to visit and very educational about how forests are replanted after a burn. The Tillamook Burn covers many years and burned almost 400,000 acres over a period of about 20 years. It takes you through the fires themselves and the...More

Thank mgalex
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting museum of logging in the Tillamook Forest with beautiful trails along the Wikson River. Lots of old photos from the history of the area.

Thank Garytmarsh
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went out of our way to visit this Museum and so glad we did. This history about the forest fires of past, reforestation rebuild and dedication to developing modern fire services is really insightful. The museum is very well done and additionally it is a...More

Thank frankyboy1
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We 'happened upon this by accident. Volunteers were friendly and extremely well versed. Great museum doing a fantastic job of education.

Thank Womanofthecloth
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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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