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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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Great Place to Stop

On our way to the Grand Tetons, we stopped along the way in Baker City at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The displays inside are very well done and realistic. Lots of great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On our way to the Grand Tetons, we stopped along the way in Baker City at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The displays inside are very well done and realistic. Lots of great information, pictures, displays, and it outlines the westward travel of our country very well. They even have a very small garden on the grounds and they have... More 

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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love how the center is set up so visitors can follow in the footsteps of the pioneers. The combination of dioramas, artifacts, films, voice overs, pictorial representations and do much more all add up to one of the best museum experiences ever. I was here 15 years ago and was impressed then and continue to be impressed.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have been full time RVers for five and a half years. We have visited many museums. This is among the most interesting. We visited in June during a heatwave with temperatures near triple digits. This helped enhance our experience. The museum presents several movies about the early pioneers and the 6 month experience of crossing two thousand miles. The... More 

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South Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Be sure to watch the 1 hour film on the Oregon Trail. Look through all of the displays, both pictures, documents, exhibits of all aspects of the town. Learn about the original peoples right to the current inhabitants. Take a walk around to the wagon train, down to the hardrock mining building. Very nice, very clean with clean restrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great views and informational. Got to put my feet on the actual Oregon Trail! Would recommend this to anyone in the area,

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum is extremely well done. You follow through displays that illustrate and explain what the Oregon Trail was like for the average person, giving many pioner quotes to explain. how it was and the hardships faced. There are a few theaters that have schedukled activities and a place to watch a DVD that goes into detail about the trail... More 

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Zeewolde, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited this center on our way from Baker City to Enterprise. Although we already read a lot about this part of Oregon there was still a lot we didn't know. The building holds a nice expedition about the Oregon trail and is both fun and informative. The price of $8 per person is a bit high but then again... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center makes history literally come alive. Sitting high on a cliff outside Baker City, it's an impressive place with life-size dioramas, numerous audio and visual displays, and performers in period dress who remain in character during presentations. Below, with blue mountains in the distance, are the remains of actual tracks of the Oregon trail travelers. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really great museum, nicely done exhibits. My boyfriend is active duty military and they let us in for free which was a nice surprise. The hike is pretty and it's awesome to see the real Oregon trail, but be warned, it's tough going back up!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

An excellent way to see the trail. It was a well done interpretive center and great for families or the adult traveler. We even got to see the trial up close!

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Additional Information about National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Address: 22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-523-1843
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Baker City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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