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Forks Lumber Mill Tour

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Address: 1411 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331-9383
Phone Number: +1 360-374-9663
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Informative And Fun Lumber Tour

Making a reservation for this tour is a big help. It seems to fill up fast and I can see why. They only have room for about 10-12 people in the van. The tour starts at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2014
Rainier72
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were able to get on the tour as two people had cancelled--if you really want to take the tour, make a reservation. We were not sure what to expect but were very pleased. We had no idea how modern lumber mills and logging have evolved. The equipment is amazing and we were able to see logs being cut down... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This tour is run by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and is technically free although you should give a donation if you take the tour. Seating space in the van that takes you to the sites is limited so it’s a good idea to reserve your spot ahead of time. Even if you are not a fan of commercial logging,... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Making a reservation for this tour is a big help. It seems to fill up fast and I can see why. They only have room for about 10-12 people in the van. The tour starts at the visitor's center at the south end of Forks. We ended up with a great tour guide named Randy. Being in the field himself... More 

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Forks, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Do you want to see what logging is really like and how lumber is really processed. This tour is guided to logging sites and through a mill by people who have actually experienced what it's like to do this work. The scenery is great, the cost is great, and the experience is priceless.

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Spokane, Wa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

The day we took the tour it was quite warm out and by the time we got to the Mill we were pretty tired. The tour starts at the Museum with 14 people piling into a van. The van is a work van and you feel kinda squished. It's at least a 45 minute ride up to the work site... More 

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Oxford, Ohio, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Only done on Wednesdays so we were unable to do it; especially disappointing in a lumber region.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Most retired folks don’t consider traveling to the Pacific Northwest on a vacation, as it is quite remote and can be very cold or wet. When I suggested a train trip to Washington to Pam, she balked at first, stating, “why would you want to go on a trip on a train?” Well that statement from her, since I had... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Very informative and interesting place to spend getting to know the industry of the region.

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Forks Chamber of Commerce runs the 3 hour tours in a 12 passenger van sponsored by local companies. If this were commercial, you would pay $25-60 head but it is free. Consider that at the end and make an appropriate donation to the Chamber of Commerce. The volunteer driver/guide was very knowledgable and friendly, having worked in the forest industries... More 

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