The Garibaldi Museum is located between the base of Captain Robert Gray Mountain and the Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi Oregon. The museum is filled with memoirs of the maritime heritage of the North Coast, particularly the adventures of Captain Robert Gray. It is the mission of the museum to collect information concerning Captain Robert Gray and historic sailing vessels; the Lady Washington and The Columbia Rediviva.
Quilts have been part of Tillamook County since the early pioneers first came over the mountain to the Tillamook Coast. The Quilt Trail concept, which started in Ohio, is very popular on the East coast as demonstrated by the 3,000+ quilt blocks mounted on barns and businesses.
Sparkling fresh produce, juicy fruits and colorful berries converge at the Tillamook Farmer’s Market along with locally crafted items, savory jams and jellies, and even mouth-watering sweets and treats. It’s an old-fashioned Farmers Market full of friendly faces and warm memories waiting to be made.
One of Tillamook’s greatest undiscovered treasures is the Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, located just off Wilson River Loop Road. What used to be an abandoned schoolhouse surrounded by blackberry bushes and birds nesting in its rafters has been beautifully and carefully restored to preserve and promote creation of, and education in, textile arts. Now it’s a vibrant museum where the textile arts are not only preserved but created on a daily basis, giving the building a living, breathing identity that radiates with energy.
A visit to the Tillamook Air Museum is like taking a step back in time – almost literally. Housed inside one of the nation’s last remaining World War II blimp hangars, this world renowned museum features rare wartime and aviation artifacts and meticulously restored vintage aircraft, many of which are still airworthy!
Have you learned about the treasure allegedly buried on Neahkahnie Mountain? Or have you heard the story of the first pilgrim who built his house inside a tree stump? What about the town built along Bayocean Spit that fell into the ocean? You’ll learn about these stories and many more during a trip to the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum on the corner of Pacific and Second Street in historic downtown Tillamook
The Tillamook Forest Center is a great place to develop a deeper connection with Oregon’s forests through experience and exploration of its engaging interpretive center. The interpretive center showcases the legacy of the historic Tillamook burn, and the public spirit behind a monumental reforestation effort. It was this spirit that helped to shape the sustainable forest management practices in place today.
Thanks to the extensive collection of law enforcement memorabilia shared by retired Chief of Police Ed Wortman, the International Police Museum next door to the police station in Rockaway Beach is a fun, informative and interactive experience the whole family will enjoy.