Tillamook, Oregon: Air Museum - World's Largest Wooden Structure

Built in 1942, this giant blimp hangar covers seven acres. It opened as a museum in 1994, and its airplanes are dwarfed by their cavernous surroundings.
Address:
6030 Hangar Rd, Tillamook, OR
Directions:
Two miles south of Tillamook, on the east side of US Hwy 101.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
503-842-1130
Admission:
Adults $9.00
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Tillamook Air Museum & Blimp Hangar

Just south of Tillamook off of US 101 there is a huge old blimp hangar (in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's largest woodframe building) with the words "Air Museum" in huge letters on the side. Inside are working historic planes, cockpit simulators and other exhibits, but it's the building itself that looks cool.

[John, 07/01/2001]

Considered the "World's Largest Free-Standing Wood Structure," 206 feet wide, 1,072 feet long and 192 feet high. The blimps housed here during World War II monitored enemy activity along the coast, dropped depth charges and sank a couple of submarines in 1943. Hangar A was destroyed in a fire in 1992; hangar B continues on as the Air Museum.

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Cow BenchCow Bench, Tillamook, OR - 3 mi.
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In the region:
Ben Franklin on a Bench, McMinnville, OR - 33 mi.

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