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Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook
(3.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Offering a valuable lesson in aviation history, Tillamook Air Museum sits inside a military blimp hangar built during World War II. The hangar, a notable tourist attraction in and of itself, covers an area of nearly 3 hectares (7 acres) and stands 60 m (190 ft) tall. The largest clear-span wooden structure in the world, it houses a fighter plane collection that includes the Tomcat F-14A, Douglas A4-B Skyhawk, and MiG-17F. In the hangar's exhibit hall you'll find rare aviation artifacts and authentic World War II medals. Start your aviation adventure at the on-site theater, where you can watch a short film about the history of the hangar and the aircraft displayed inside it. Make Tillamook Air Museum part of your personalized Tillamook itinerary using our Tillamook trip itinerary planner.
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  • Although billed as a WW2 attraction, where Navy blimps were housed during the war, there are next to no exhibits featuring the blimps except a difficult to view video that descriibed them. In the fron...  more »
  • I'm an aircraft nut so I enjoyed my time here. The most impressive part of the whole tour is the hanger; over 1,000 feet long, over 300 feet wide, and 20-some stories high. They could fit a full-size ...  more »
  • Many displays are in original condition, which is more interesting than exhibits that are spruced up and not reality. An unbelievable structure that housed the blimps during WWII 
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  • Home to one of the top five privately owned aircraft collections in the nation Tillamook Air Museum is a place you definitely have to see. The hangar is one of the last of 17 built during WWII, it is 7 acres (you can play 6 football games at once in here) with over 30 planes in immaculate condition.
  • Cool place. Its a huge hanger with lots to see. Came here about 16 years ago on a family trip. Good memories. Drove through here for the first time since and it brought back some great memories. I would recommend checking it out.
  • Cool old blimp hangar with old planes/fire trucks/helicopters on display. There's a half-dozen fighter plane cockpits that kids can sit in and push buttons in all day (my daughter played in the cockpits for close to an hour). There's a great museum-style room with plenty of narrative/artifacts for the history buffs and for everyone else there's lots of cool vehicles to check out.
  • There are many vehicles to explore and learn about. It's a fun place to take children and adults.
  • Wow. The dedication that it must have took to build this building is just amazing. It's just so huge! Also, the half of the building that the museum is housed in is packed with good information. If you like old airplanes, and learning some about WW2, then this is definitely a good place to visit.