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End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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Address: 1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: +1 503-657-9336
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Description: Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The visitor...
Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The visitor center is a sate welcome center with free travel information, itineraries, and brochures. Also find the country store gift shop and visitor lounge with complimentary coffee and tea. The interpretive center offers the "Bound for Oregon" featured film, genealogy assistance for descendants of pioneers, and exciting and interactive exhibits that include period games and crafts like candle dipping and making a rag doll or journal. Outside the Interpretive Center, enjoy the heritage garden, a guided walk of one-thousandth of the trail, and Abernethy Green with pioneer lawn games and 24/7 signage implementing smart phone technology.
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Great exhibit, pull over and check it out! Lots of good vantage points for photos of the rugged and beautiful terrain.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Marysville, Washington
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Marysville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great exhibit, pull over and check it out! Lots of good vantage points for photos of the rugged and beautiful terrain.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The struggles of the pioneers who used the Oregon Trail are well displayed here with murals and artifacts. The book store/gift shop is large and staffed by friendly, helpful folks. We almost always take our visitors to see it.

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AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every person young or old should stop here. This is the founding of our country. It was easily accessible and very informative.

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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and absolutely thrilled to hear that our exhibits and interpreters are doing justice to the history you value so much. We are doing our best to keep that information accessible to all ages and are actively adding more pioneer games and crafts, genealogical research resources, a guided history walk around our grounds,... More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited with a local homeschool group and was not disappointed. The grounds were slightly under construction, but not enough to bother us. We took the tour and learned so much about the Oregon Trail. We made candles, butter, packed a wagon and more. My kids ages 8 and 4 were mesmerized. My only compliant would be that during the... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Following the tourist sign as we were passing through, it was an enticing stop on our journey! With many things to see and outdoors as a landmark, I thought it was worth rating as there was not crazy crowds and did not take a lot of time. There was an option to go indoors, but it did not feel worth... More 

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Lebanon, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Since we visited off season the staff was minimal; and the flow was difficult to follow. We enjoyed what we saw, but we did not get to see it all.

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Kristin K, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for the response and we apologize for not meeting your hopes for a successful visit. We have programs printed in our Visitor Center (check-in) to help guide you through the Interpretive Center, allowing you to see the flow of our exhibits and relive the Oregon Trail journey. We are sorry there was not as many staff... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Second visit to the museum in a week, the first was with granddaughters who dressed in pioneer clothes and tried living in a tent. The museum is marked by a large iron structure imitating the shape of the covered wagons that traveled to Oregon. Though some may find the museum a little pricey, some other sites in the area are... More 

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Kristin K, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

Hello Jon Thank you for your kind response; this is invaluable for the success of promoting our museum and programs, so thank you again. We hope you will continue to visit as we change our exhibits throughout the year and have special events including author visits, films, children's programs and summer concerts. We are interested in learning more about the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Was seriously disappointed; for the price paid for entry - we definitely felt we did not get our moneys worth. Interpretive center seems very underutilized. We browsed the quilts and various historical items as we waited to be notified of next showing. There was no speaker system so was told someone would come and get us when it was time... More 

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Kristin K, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

I believe you have the wrong site - we do not have quilts and we did not have any visitors for the movie. Our address is 1726 Washington Street. Please do come and visit and let us know if you enjoy our programs and what we have to offer. If not please check with us in the Visitor Center before... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was interesting especially because we watched the film. It is small but still a work in progress. My son enjoyed the gift shop and the coloring table. I was impressed at the display showing how much people had to pack for the journey.

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Kristin K, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind response. We are happy you and your son enjoyed our Center and hope to see you again soon. We have special programs just for little ones such as our monthly Story Times on Saturdays (please check www.historicoregoncity.org for event information). Again, thank you for your review - It is extremely helpful for us... More 

Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

One of the better interpretive centers. Well designed, well executed. It is easy to follow. Add to that the incredible views of the ocean and you have a bit of paradise before your eyes.

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Kristin K, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful response; We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. Please spread the word to family and friends visiting our area and we hope to see you again soon! Stay connected with us on Facebook "End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center" More 

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Additional Information about End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Address: Address: 1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: +1 503-657-9336
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Clackamas County  >  Oregon City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

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