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National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR
+1 541-523-1843
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Baker City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Performances
Owner description: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media... more » Owner description: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. We offer a variety of interpretive programs and special exhibits year-round. One mile of well-preserved ruts lie on the Interpretive Center grounds, and are accessible by the trails or from a turnout on Highway 86 about a half-mile west of the Center's entrance. « less
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is our second time at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and we had a great time. The care and detail that went into the exhibits is amazing. The artifacts and stories allow someone to travel back in time and attempt to understand how difficult the journey must have been. My five year old enjoyed trying to "load" the covered... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Its well done- geared to children, but interesting. I enjoyed being able to see the trail below the center!

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have always been interested in the History of the Oregon Trail. This is a great place to find information and see some of the history. Liked the informative movies throughout the center. Staff was friendly and informative.

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Waldo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Didnt really know a lot about the Oregon Trail...BUT now I do! Really neat stuff in the centre - worth the small fee to get in. Also - it is unbelievable that there are sections of the Oregon Trail that are still visible today and this location has a portion of the 200 miles that are still visible.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a excellent place to stop! Wagons, a lookout and the center...all pretty spectacular. Well taken care of, the volunteers are very informative. Movies playing in a few theaters depicting life, travels and the ways. Lots of items to look at and read about. A must see if you are in the area!!

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maui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very graphic representastion of pioneer travel on the Oregon trail. We could not digest all of the information that was presented but the take away was big: high expectations, awful journey and lukewarm rewards. Depressing in so many ways but a good lesson for kids to put down their ipads. Cool real stuffed buffalo too!

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Temecula, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

we went to the Interpretive center and it was so wonderful for history. it was amazing to see how the pioneers traveled and the meetings with the Indians. I stood in the wagon ruts that are preserved and it was great

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Palo Cedro, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were skeptical about the Interpretive Center, but, once we went, we were amazed at the quality of the interpretation and exhibits. Good work BLM!

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Salem, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We loved it! The museum has activities for kids and takes you through the journey. You can decide what to pack in your wagon and then choose your route along the way. You make a choice and lift a door to see what the result would be. GORGEOUS views and great trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoyed the highly educational and life-like displays throughout the museum. I felt as if we were there with the pioneers traveling across the plains. It tugged at my heart feeling the raw courage and emotional pain they experienced on the trip. I would definitely recommend this for all ages.

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