Enjoy a slow-paced relaxing journey along beautiful Tillamook Bay, with views of the Pacific Ocean. At Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad you can ride a train powered by a vintage steam or diesel locomotive and catch a glimpse into rich coastal history. All ages are welcome and they are dog friendly.
Founded in 1935 by the Tillamook Pioneer Association, the Museum started as one room in the old 1905 courthouse and the collection has increased to fill three floors. The Natural History Room is one of the best collections of birds and animals on the Oregon Coast. There are also displays about the Native Americans, the first pioneers, logging, the dairy industry and much, much more.
An Area of Extreme Natural Beauty, Kilchis Point Reserve is a pristine 200 acre protected area in west Bay City, Oregon. The two miles of trails are ADA accessible and ramble through 70 acres of a tidal spruce forest. Enjoy the Flora and Fauna Trail, Native American Heritage Trail, and Pioneer Settlement Trail. The paved and gravel paths are perfect for a nice easy hike to Tillamook Bay and a bird watching station next to the bay.
Located in the Pine Grove Community House at 225 Laneda Ave Manzanita, the Nehalem Valley Historical Society contains, photos, maps, letters, books, and artifacts from the Nehalem Valley of Tillamook County. Open 1 to 4pm on Friday and Saturday afternoons or by appointment by calling Tom at
503.368.6643. You may also contact us via e-mail at email@example.com or calling 503.368.7460. Admission is free. Special events are also published in the North Coast Citizen newspaper.
Take a step back in time and experience one of the most unique locations there is! The wooden WW II Blimp Hangar houses over 15 aircraft, uncommonly rare wartime artifacts, a Museum Store and Café. All housed in one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Welcome to "history housing history."
Latimer Quilt and Textile is located in the historic Maple Leaf school. The Center partners with a variety of guilds and groups including traditional rug hookers, spinners, weavers, the quilt guild and knitters to provide demonstrations and classes. Six exhibits each year feature the work of local and nationally known artists.
The Tillamook County Historical Society was founded in 1984 to bring together those persons interested in preserving the history of Tillamook County. The organization concentrates on projects such as placing historic plaques on buildings and sites in Tillamook County, conducting historical tours, printing books about local history, and producing a twice-yearly newsletter with local history topics and up-coming events.
The Garibaldi Maritime Museum features exhibits about the life of 18th century sailors as well as the story of Captain Robert Gray and his historical vessels, the Lady Washington and Columbia Rediviva. In addition, a gallery dedicated to Garibaldi, Oregon shows early life in the small fishing village through a collection of historic photos, logging and commercial fishing artifacts. You will also find exhibits exploring the history of the lumber mill, salmon trollers, clam digging, and the United States Coast Guard. The Parkin Gallery, dedicated to our founder, features firearms as well as Native American baskets, tools and arts.
With 8,000 square feet of space the museum displays interactive exhibits, artifacts, photo collections, and videos for people of all ages. The museum is child friendly, too. And don't forget to visit our unique gift shop!
Are you ready for an adventure in the forest? At the Tillamook Forest Center you can climb the lookout tower and explore what life was like to be a fire lookout. See, hear, feel and smell the Tillamook Burn during the Legacy of Fire movie. Stroll onto the Wilson River suspension bridge. Explore hands-on exhibits. You'll discover the resilient, dynamic and productive nature of forests.
The Club formed in 2004 is BR 159 of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association. The term “old iron” includes many things and varies depending on the community. The local group is dedicated to preserving, restoring and displaying early day farm and logging equipment, old tools, gasoline and oil engines, gas and diesel tractors as well as old cars and trucks.
Located 10 miles west of Tillamook, Oregon on the north end of the beautiful Three Capes Scenic Route. The park is open daily, throughout the year, from 7 am to dusk with no day use fee. The trail head to the Big Spruce, Oregon's largest Sitka Spruce, is located near the park entrance. Also enjoy nature trails, and the Octopus Tree, an Oregon Heritage Tree.
The International Police Museum, located at 212 N. Highway 101 Rockaway Beach will open August 2015 in the Rockaway Beach Police building. The museum will display police uniforms, historical equipment and artifacts used in law enforcement. Admission is free and access to the museum will be through the police department lobby at 216 N. Highway 101. The museum will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Located on the beautiful and scenic North Oregon Coast, the Tillamook County Quilt Trail, the first on the West Coast, showcases the great heritage of historic barns and buildings in Tillamook County; invites you to discover downtown Tillamook; and brings you through breathtaking areas throughout the county, from Manzanita to Pacific City. This self-guided tour showcases structures with a large painted wooden quilt block. A brochure, available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, shares the history of dairy farms and the area letting visitors celebrate the unique rural heritage that is Tillamook County.
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