The Tillamook Air Museum has over thirty wartime aircraft in a World War II Blimp Hangar at the Tillamook Airport. The airport is actually to the south of Tillamook, Oregon and not actually in Tillamook. The Tillamook Air Museum building was built during 1942 to aid the armed forces as the Naval Air Station for Tillamook. It was Hanger B, one of two built on the site and several hangers built at other locations during the time during that time. Hanger B is the only one left since a fire destroyed what was Hanger A during the 1990's. There is a gift shop at the museum offering a variety of items such as shot glasses, clothing and custom items. There are also models, videos and books in the gift shop.
Admission to the museum is free for children under the age of six. The price of admission for adults is $9 with seniors and active military only paying $8. Groups of ten or more people pay $7.50, guppy admission is $3. The charge of admission for a family of four is $25; gift certificates are available at the museum. An annual pass to the Tillamook Air Museum is $30 and allows patrons to bring one guest free of charge for a maximum of one year.
The Tillamook Air Museum is open from 9A.M. to 5P.M. everyday with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The museum's Air Base Cafy is open from 9A.M. until 4P.M. The cafy is decorated in a 1940's and 1950's style with red and black as the main colors used in the decoration. Both cold and hot drinks are served along with sandwiches, soups and salads in addition to other items. The cafy also offers patrons WIFI at no cost.
There are complimentary strollers and wheelchairs available to those that need them at the handicap accessible facilities. There is ample parking available and information about overnight parking can be gotten by contacting the Tillamook Airport and RV Park. The only animals allowed at the museum are service dogs; there is an area to walk dogs outside of the museum.
Getting to the Tillamook Air Museum is simple. Take Highway 101 to the flashing light with an A-4 aircraft on the sign and turn off of it. When traveling from Portland use Highway 26 heading west to North Plains. The turn off for Highway 6 will take you to Tillamook, go past the coastal range into Tillamook then go south on Highway 101. It's less than a two hour drive from Astoria on Highway 101 heading south and about an hour when traveling from Newport/Lincoln City utilizing Highway 101 coming from Lincoln City.
Those flying in to see the Tillamook Air Museum can tax directly to the hanger from the Tillamook Airport. The Airport is normally open from nine in the morning to five in the evening each day. Those needed additional information about the airport flight schedule and weather conditions should contact them directly. Those need more information about the museum should contact the museum directly.
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