PLEASE NOTE: The last day of operation at our Temporary Visitors Center will be Monday, June 18. We will be completely CLOSED to the public for one day only on Tuesday, June 19, while we make our final transition from the temporary visitors center to our brand new Tillamook Creamery, which will open on Wednesday, June 20. Thank you for your patience!
We have some exciting news to share! After more than six decades of welcoming visitors from all over the country, we are knocking down our current Visitors Center at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Beginning this spring, we will be rebuilding a brand-new facility with more space, interactive features, and expanded dining options so that every visit becomes a truly unique and unforgettable experience. The new Visitors Center will be an opportunity for us to showcase Tillamook as a world-class dairy brand and help us share our story as a farmer-owned co-op that has been operating for over 100 years. This project will honor our past and bring to life our present-day commitment to Dairy Done Right.
Designed by the award-winning Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig, some of the more significant features of the new Visitors Center will include:
We will be tearing down the current Visitors Center this spring, and our new facility is anticipated to open in the summer of 2018. But if you were planning a trip to come visit us during construction, don’t worry! We will open a temporary Visitors Center during the transition so that our fans can still stop by and see where the magic happens. The temporary Visitors Center will include free cheese samples, dining options, an ice cream counter and a retail area. It will also include a new experience that will give visitors a more in-depth look at dairy farming. Stay tuned for more details on our temporary Visitors Center!
Over the past 60+ years, we have all made unforgettable memories at the Visitors Center that we will always treasure. We are very excited for the evolution of our new Visitors Center and the memories we know it will provide for generations to come. Thanks for your patience during the construction and transition. Please let us know below if you have any questions or want to share any fun experiences you’ve had at the Cheese Factory over the years!