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Tillamook Forest Interpretive Center – Oregon

tillamook forest center 4Sometimes you come across the most interesting places by accident.

We were driving to the Oregon coast when we stopped for a walk by The Wilson River by The Jones Creek campground.

As we walked beside the river we saw a long pedestrian suspension bridge and a signpost to the Tillamook Forest Center so we decided to cross the bridge and explore.

The center gives you a very good feel of what life was like here in the early pioneer days with excellent hands-on exhibits and interesting displays. Children can try out a fun scavenger hunt around the exhibitions.

Suitable for all age groups

Where: Tillamook Forest Center 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR, United States 
Admission: Free – open daily in summer 10:00 – 5:00. Check website for other times
Facilities: parking, picnic area, vending service, special summer holiday activities, trails to explore
Website: www.tillamookforestcenter.org

The mock up of a settlers cabin was great and really made you aware of how hard life was without our modern appliances.

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No wi fi or electronic games in those days but Papa Joe did try out his skill with the dominoes.

tillamook forest center 5The exhibition also charts the life of The Tillamook Forest and the dangers of forest files. Between 1933–1951 over 555 square miles of forest was burnt  – that is just a bit less than 355,000 soccer pitches!!!

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We are really pleased we stumbled across the center and wish we had longer to explore the trails and climb the 40-foot tall replica of a forest fire lookout tower.

 

 


Getting There Tillamook Forest Center 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR, United States  
  Oregon Highway 6 
Google see map or get directions

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