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End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045
503/657-9336
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Oregon City
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The Oregon State/Mt. Hood Territory Visitor Center is located here offering free travel... more » Owner description: Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The Oregon State/Mt. Hood Territory Visitor 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. « less
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was a great way for us to spend our Saturday together as a family. It was also a great way for our 4th grader soon to be a 5th grader to show off everything he learned about the Oregon Trail this year in school. I think the kids' favorite part of the museum was making candles and the movie... 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 kind response, and we are so glad you and your family enjoyed visiting! Please come back again this summer to enjoy our other special events including family story times, summer Concerts in the Park and more. We are always building our exhibits and programs and really appreciate feedback from our visitors. Thank you again and please... More

Oregon City, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What they have is interesting. The trouble is it's just not extensive enough. The real show is in Baker, Oregon. That is one fabulous place. Oregon City just can't compare to it. Oregon City has done a decent job, with a much smaller exhibit.

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Kristin K, Development Coordinator at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and visit to the official End of the Oregon Trail. We appreciate all feedback as this will help make our programs stronger in the future. The Interpretive Center, which had to close in 2009 due to funding cuts, reopened last June with all new programming that took two years to raise over $116,650 to upgrade... More

Camas, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I went with a group last Monday and we planned to spend 2 hours but we could have spent much more time to really stopped and read more signs and exhibits. As it was we enjoyed the terrific and informative guide, Jeff. He led us from the initiation of the trip in Missouri, with many stories and personal accounts, to... More

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Well done exhibit of the rigors of life on the Oregon Trail. Lots of artifacts and personal stories of the travelers and how they initially settled and established life in the Oregon area. Guides, dressed like the travelers, will provide more information as you wander through the exhibits. The exhibits, and the short movie, give you a real sense of... More

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Canby, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Just reopened this is an interesting look at the Oregon trail. It is not as extensive as I would have hoped and does not cover nearly as much as I would have thought.

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Orlando
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We drove out to visit this place since I love a place like this. The sign on the road said "Open", but the big museum attraction is clearly closed. I love to read about history and gain some education while vacationing. Well, unfortunately... as of the middle of July, this site is being renovated. By looking in the widows, we... More

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Melcher-Dallas, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a neat place to visit. The museum part was closed, but the artifacts and information outdoors was interesting to read. The visitor/gift shop was open.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I happened upon this attraction by accident. Having read so much about the Oregon Trail I was anxious to see what this interpretive center had to offer. Unfortunately it has seen better days. The grounds were open but the main exhibits were closed. Only a gift shop and a few educational exhibits were accessible when I was there in mid... More

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Sandy, Utah, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our family was urged to stop here on our way to Oregon so we thought it would be a fun way to learn more about the area. They had wagon displays out front and inside had some amazing displays depicting life back on the Oregon Trail inside. They had a few movies and gold panning and things that we would... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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182 reviews 182 reviews
99 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This center brought me back to my elementary school days. Learning about Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail helps me to enjoy my state even more!

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