Monday, September 29, 2008

A Tillamook Treasure

No, it's not the home of the Spruce Goose, but frankly, I really prefer the Tillamook Air Museum. The Tillamook Air Museum is the largest wooden structure in the world! In 1942 & 1943, the U.S. Navy constructed 2 blimp hangers in Tillamook to house a fleet of 8 blimps. The blimps were used for anti-submarine patrol along the coast as well as convoy escorts.

Naval Air Station Tillamook was decomissioned in 1948. Only 1 of the 2 hangers is left due to a fire in 1992.

Since 1994, Hanger B has been home to one of the top 5 privately owned aircraft museums in the nation.

On your stay with us at Sandlake Country Inn, you might want to take a short drive into Tillamook to visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory and also to visit this one of a kind museum.




Naval Air Station Tillamook was decommissioned in 1948.




Naval Air Station Tillamook was decommissioned in 1948.

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