Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook

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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. Plan a Tillamook trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • They had a fairly good collection of airplanes from the past. Great history of the zeppelins. I never did know that they were used that much in World War 2. Much less that we had military bases specif...  more »
  • This used to be a WONDERFUL Air Museum... but all that changed when Jack Erickson moved his extensive collection of WWII aircraft to Madras, Oregon. They still have an interesting little museum, nice ...  more »
  • Love, love, love this place!! Such a treat to explore. No crowds, quiet, super educational. I was especially impressed this time with all the new additions and improved layout. HOW FUN!!!  more »
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  • Pretty cool history of this giant blimp hangar now serving as the air museum. The building is massive inside. They have some cool and interesting planes inside, including a F-14 for all you Top Gun fans and a Mini-guppy you can go inside of. Worth a trip to check out all the history and exhibits for all you history buffs. We spend about an hour there, but could have spend more time if we stopped to read about each exhibit. Our boys just wanted to cruise around and see all the planes, so we moved through it pretty quickly.
  • It is fine, but many of the planes have been removed. I was there on business and didn't view the entire display. They have a British biplane, a Russian jet of some type. Many small planes. Great overhead model planes. Remember this is in a blimp hanger from WW2. Nice gift shop. Ticket prices are reasonable. The star rating is because walking through history is always interesting. It is promoting aviation.
  • This is a very fascinating place. There are a lot of planes to see to feel, touch and explore. There are great displays of hand made military vehicles and ships. There is a display of entire battle scenes from every major Battle during WW2. For the age of this Gigantic Airplane Hangar it is very well maintained and kept very clean. They continuously are adding to the displays as collectors bring in their collections. You cannot imagine the size of this Hanger, until you are next to it and you are inside. I have never scene anything so interesting. I have been all over the World and the US and this takes the cake on a lot of what I have scene.
  • This is a great museum. The hangar alone is worth stopping for. I've never seen a blimp up close. I enjoyed reading the history of the collection as well as looking at the scale model that was built to represent WWII. The Mini-Guppy was an interesting plane to get to climb into.
  • While I wouldn't suggest going hugely out of your way to get here, if you're passing by its worth the stop. The aircraft section is small but interesting, but seeing this massive wooden structure from the inside was worth it. The scale is amazing.
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