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Little-Known Towns of the US

Tillamook, Oregon:

Small Railway in Tillamook Oregon

There are only five states in the country that offer no sales tax, and Oregon is one of them. From a fancy car to a pack of gum, the price you see is the price you pay. This information alone is probably enough to prevent you from buying anything in Oregon. But there’s more!

Oregon is one of two states where you are not allowed to pump your own gas. Some people don’t really like this because it usually means that they have to wait an additional few minutes. However, no one seems to mind when it’s cold and rainy outside.

When your in Tillamook you have to check out the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. This train runs from Garibaldi to Rockaway, a couple towns outside of Tillamook. A fantastic family affair the kids will love their themes and you will be amazed by the views of the Tillamook Bay and Pacific Ocean.

It Rains a Lot in Oregon

Even though it rains a lot in Oregon, it is probably not even close to what you think. Actually, Oregon is not even one of the ten most rainiest states in the country. And just so you know, Hawaii is actually number one.

Oregon Was Made for Farming

The combination of rich soil and Oregon’s climate make for some of the most successful growing lands in the country. Visit some of the historic towns in Willamette Valley if you want to see this for yourself.

What do You Need to Know About Tillamook?

If you are live in Tillamook, but you have never visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory, what are you waiting for? It is one the most-known places in Tillamook. However, there are many other places in Tillamook that are very interesting as well. Read on to learn more about some of them.

Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

You can see 10000 photographs and 35000 items in this museum. All of those photographs and items tell a story about the history of Tillamook County. You can also see multiple replica rooms, as well as a number of artifacts that once used to belong to the very first residents of the area – the early pioneer settlers and the North Oregon Coastal Indians.

Latimer Quilt and Textile Center

This is one unique museum shop. Here, you can find a great display of textile art, as well as different tools and clothing items from the 19th century. But that is not all, because you can also see hand-woven textiles from the 1950s, crochet work from 1930s-1940s, as well as some modern textile art.

And while you are in Tillamook, make sure to also visit the 2nd Street Public Market. There, you can find crafts and goods (such as handcrafted merchandise and meat) made by local artisans.

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Running the Rails of the West

The West is still a Wonderland full of natural wonders and vast open spaces. There is nothing like seeing the sites from the railway. Taking a Train used to be the best mode of traffic across large areas. Times changed and most people prefer taking an Airplane, saving time and in some cases money. However, they miss the most important thing of all true life experiences.

Life experiences you can only enjoy in person in a world not so rushed. The life of a Train Traveler. Follow this blog as we take scenic and colorful adventures across the US on the great US Rail System. We start in the West and who knows where the adventures will go..

The one thing is for certain, we see amazing scenery, meet amazing people and discover things you could only find on a train.

See you soon on our first adventure.

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