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National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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Address: 22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-523-1843
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Description: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living...
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.
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Beautifully done displays. Great presentation. Easy-to-read explanatory signs and stories. Excerpts from journals of those who made the journey. This site gave a really good idea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautifully done displays. Great presentation. Easy-to-read explanatory signs and stories. Excerpts from journals of those who made the journey. This site gave a really good idea of what it must have been like traveling the Oregon Trail. Beautiful panoramic views. Well-marked trails.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very impressive! Wish we would have had more time to go hiking. The facility is very nice with interesting films, exhibits, and history. The grounds and setting spectacular!

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Having been at the superb Trails Museum by Elko, Nevada, I found the Oregon trails museum interesting, but not the best. It has a very nice hill top location with good views (although we were there in end August so there was a bit of smoke in the air due to all the fires.). I liked the exhibits. There is... More 

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Plan for several hours. These displays really bring home the reality of what the Oregon trail must have been like. Then you go look at the wagon ruts and up at the Blue Mountains and wonder how anyone made it.

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Snohomish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There are some great displays here, and both inside and outside attractions. If you are visiting in the summer, be aware that the area does have rattlesnakes and extreme temperatures which might preclude you from making the two mile (one way) trail visit to see the historic ruts. There are some good artifacts and impressive sets and scenes inside the... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really well done interpretive center. Displays are realistic -printed guide is most helpful. Signs are informative and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A wonderful experience providing the hardships the pioneers experienced on the Oregon Trail.

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Fremont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are several Oregon Trail Interpretive Centers but this one is the best. Exhibits of what life was like on the trail.

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Richmond, VA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Four of us stopped there going from Hells Canyon to Boise and it was well worth the extra miles and time. The displays were all well done and very informative about the Oregon trail.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Each time I went to this adventurous place I always found something a little different. Loved the reality of the horses, wagons, and the narrative that each place had to offer. It is a must see, just give yourself a least an hour it is that great.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The movie was great showing how the immigrants traveled. The museum itself is very well thought out. One could hike if so inclined around the museum. We enjoyed seeing the ruts in the actualOregon Trail.

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