Tourism

Cape Meares Lighthouse

Cape Meares Lighthouse stands 217 feet above the ocean 10 miles west of Tillamook in Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint on the Three Capes Scenic Route. It was completed in 1890 and lovingly restored by volunteers in recent years. Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint and National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 233 acres and is open daily.

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Latimer Quilt & Textile Center

Latimer Quilt Center

The Latimer Quilt and Textile Center is a museum and living arts center. It is housed in the restored 1930s Maple Leaf schoolhouse and features exhibits of vintage and contemporary textiles. It also is an active place for the creation of textile arts, complete with classrooms and a resource library. It is located at 2105 Wilson River Loop Road a short distance from U.S. Highway 101.

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Tillamook Cheese Factory

The Tillamook County Creamery Association plant visitor center attracts upwards of 1 million people a year. Visitors can observe cheese packaging operations from an observation platform and take a self-guided tour of cheese making. At the end of the tour, visitors can taste free samples of cheese.

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Tillamook County Fairgrounds

The County Fairgrounds is not only home to the Tillamook County Fair in August, widely regarded as one of the best old-time county fairs in Oregon, it also is the site of dozens of events throughout the year. It is located a little over a mile from the downtown area on 3rd Street.

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Tillamook Co. Pioneer Museum

The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum has a huge collection of information on the area, its history and its people. The three-story museum is a piece of local history, too. It was built in 1905 and served as the county courthouse for 30 years. Among its most popular attractions are a replica of a blacksmith shop and a forest fire lookout station. The research library has many shelves full of historical information, with more than 3,000 volumes. The museum is located in the heart of downtown Tillamook at 2106 2nd Street.

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Tillamook Forest Center

Off State Route 6, 22 miles east of Tillamook in the Tillamook State Forest, is the Tillamook Forest Center. This 13,500-square-foot facility is dedicated to the splendor and history of this magnificent forest. It has an interpretive center with classrooms, a theater and a forest archive. Outdoors, interpretive trails lead through the woods to breathtaking river and forest views. Center visitors can explore the past, present and future of the forest. Admission is free.

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