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End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045
+1 503-657-9336
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Oregon City
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitor Information Center is located here offering free travel information, hands-on pioneer inspired games/activities for kids, and gifts. The Center also features exhibits on the Oregon Trail/Oregon history, books by local authors and historians and information on things to see and do in Oregon City/Clackamas County.

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Castro Valley, California
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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

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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280 attraction reviews
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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 

Langley, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a lot of fun in this little interactive interpretive centre. It is full of cute touches and personal details. The movie was a nice touch

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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 

Jackson, Miss.
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122 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I loved this little museum! It's several adjacent buildings of artifacts and interactive displays, and each one has a big wagon cover frame over the top of it. You start in a spacious gift shop, where you can buy tickets, souvenirs and other items, then head into the first building. As you move through the exhibits, you do so in... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive response! We are glad you enjoyed our site and felt engaged by the programs and exhibit layouts offered. We hope you will come back to see us again soon. Again, thank you for taking the time to comment - It really helps spread the word about our mission and the significance of our... More 

Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I know they need funds to keep things like this going, but it wasn't really worth $9. The first room is set up to show what people lived like and what they brought with them on the trail with several plaques of info. The next room is all about roses, then you watch a cheesy film, which I thought could've... More 

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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 comment. The challenges to success are a journey; we believe the most important aspect of the journey is to stay true to the spirit of the pioneers and not get distracted by the challenges, just learn from the past, dream of the future and take action! We have made many business decisions to keep the “End... More 

Borrego Springs, California
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157 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I spent three weeks following the Oregon Trail for 2000 miles starting in Independence Missouri. Along the way I visited dozens of museums and interpretative centers. While they varied in quality and interpretive value, this was the most disappointing. "Cheesy" is the description that comes to mind. It is only a shadow of what was when constructed and opened in... More 

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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 comment. The challenges to success are a journey; we believe the most important aspect of the journey is to stay true to the spirit of the pioneers and not get distracted by the challenges, just learn from the past, dream of the future and take action! We have made many business decisions to keep the “End... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We are history buffs and enjoyed this museum immensely. What they did have on display was interesting. We enjoyed the film and the outside displays and small garden. Very glad we took the time to stop.

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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 comment. The challenges to success are a journey; we believe the most important aspect of the journey is to stay true to the spirit of the pioneers and not get distracted by the challenges, just learn from the past, dream of the future and take action! We have made many business decisions to keep the “End... More 

Cardiff
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153 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The site is quite a large site, with lots of parking for cars, buses and RV's. If arriving from the 205 thru town, you don't see it from the road until you're almost past the entry. Sadly, there were only 4 of us there from 2:30-4 on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. It should have been full of families given it's... More 

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

Thank you, please volunteer and join us in our efforts to build this attraction to the fullest potential. We are currently looking for volunteers to build the HOC Collections, Artifacts, Library and Exhibits department. To apply please go to our website and tell your friends. We are working with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde on an exhibit for... More 

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