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Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cape Meares Lighthouse

503-842-3182
http://www.capemeareslighthouse.org/

10 miles west of Tillamook and U.S. Hwy 101 this lighthouse stands 217 feet above the ocean and at 38-foot it is the shortest on the Oregon coast. Located near Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Meares was constructed in 1888. Visitors can take various trails to reach the lighthouse, as well as viewing areas with Stellar Sea Lions and various seabirds.


Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

800-551-6949
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_181.php

A must-see stop when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean. Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda are the other two capes on this route. Cape Meares provides an excellent view of the large colonies of nesting seabirds. Bald eagles and a peregrine falcon have also been known to nest near here.


Tillamook Air Museum
Tillamook Air Museum

503-842-1130
6030 Hangar Road
Tillamook, OR 97141
http://www.tillamookair.com/

See one of America's finest collections of over 30 magnificently restored military aircraft including the P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, P51-Mustang, PBY Catalina, and SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Explore an exhibit hall with rare wartime and aviation artifacts! Have lunch at the café. Shop in the gift shop. It is all housed in a rare World War II Blimp Hangar...the largest wooden structure in the world!


Tillamook Forest Center
Tillamook Forest Center

503-815-6800
45500 Wilson River Highway
Tillamook, OR 97141
http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org/

This impressive and sustainably-built center is the largest forest-based learning center in the region. Learn about sustainable forest management, the devastating Tillamook Burn, and the reforestation efforts that have taken place since. Climb the Tillamook Forest Center’s 40-foot-tall replica of a forest fire watchtower, step out on the 250-foot-long pedestrian suspension bridge, or enjoy hiking the nearby forest and riverside trails. FREE for all to enjoy, though donations are appreciated. Daytime RV parking is available. And Don't forget The Cheese...


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