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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

They did a fantastic job of helping us understand what pioneers went through. We enjoyed it very much.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice interpretive center. Lots of information on the Oregon trail and what it was like for the settlers. They show several small movies to tell the story. Exhibits are first class. We saw an exhibition on loading and firing of a musket. The kids loved that. Bought book at childs school level. Definitely a must see.

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Annapolis, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If I could award a sixth or seventh star, I'd do so. This is the best example of an interpretive center I have ever been in. The focus is the pioneers who crossed the country by wagon in the mid-1800's. You'll come away with a new understanding or what they went through. Don't miss the movie. I'd pass, however, on... More 

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Cecilia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon, is a beautiful new facility, and it sits in a lovely setting high above the road below. The drive to the top may at first frighten timid drivers, but don't let it scare you off. You can do it. The staff is very friendly. The museum itself is well... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing! A must-visit when in the area. This museum seems to focus more on personal accounts from those who traveled on the Oregon Trail versus dry statistics and dates. Definitely walk along the wagon ruts of the trail while you're there. Having been born and raised in Oregon, I've heard a lot about the Oregon Trail all my life and... More 

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Morristown, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This center was a very teaching moment for us. We had heard all of this in history class. But, until you visit this center and see what the people went through, the suffering, the trauma, the adventure and the journey, you will not realize what the Oregon Trail was about. The diaramas, the writings to read as you go through,... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a great museum that my 4 yr old son enjoyed. I was surprised that he enjoyed as much as he did since I nearly didn't go because he was falling asleep in the car. The museum has plenty of information as well as little activities that make it more interesting for the little ones. I really wanted to... More 

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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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