Sasquatch ‘Sightings’ Can Be Found In This Unique Tourist Attraction
The North American Bigfoot Center – or simply the Bigfoot museum – is dedicated to the area’s most elusive creature. Exhibits include evidence that guests can touch and feel, including actual footprint and handprint casts, Native American artifacts and even a life-sized Bigfoot named Murphy. Murphy was crafted by an animatronics studio and captures all of the creature’s supposed physical characteristics.
A theater shows short documentaries and films and, of course, there is a gift shop with lots of Bigfoot merchandise for sale. The gift shop and information center, are free, while admission to the exhibit halls is $8.
It is founded by leading Bigfoot researcher Cliff Barackman of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” and his wife, Melissa. Cliff has been researching Bigfoot for more than 25 years and has become one of the go-to experts in the field. When it came to selecting a location for the Center they knew it needed to be in an area known for Bigfoot activity and Clackamas County has the most reported Bigfoot sightings of any county in Oregon.
Boring, Oregon is in the state’s Mt. Hood area, 25 miles east of Portland.
Bigfoot is, of course, the Pacific Northwest’s version of Scotland’s Loch Ness monster, a creature that has only been seen in grainy photographs and videos, real or not. And now with a museum, it may become somewhat of a tourist attraction for the area. The Loch Ness monster has for years made the Scottish Highlands a tourist destination.
North American Bigfoot Center Facts & Figures
• Location, Address & Map: 31297 SE Hwy 26, Boring, OR
(At the intersection of highways 26 & 212)
• Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
• Admission: $8. Seniors, kids under 12 & military: $6
• Phone: (503) 912-3054
• Website: northamericanbigfootcenter.com