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National Oregon / California Trail Center

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John J H wrote a review Sep 2020
Longwood, Florida94 contributions58 helpful votes
A great place to stop on your way west towards Salt Lake City from the Grand Teton's and Jackson Hole. The folks hosting this original way-stop along the "Trail" are very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Included is a mini-tour of the way it was for pioneers making their way west to a new land and new life. We learned a lot and enjoyed the break from our motor ride to Salt Lake.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Greg J wrote a review Jul 2020
Spring, Texas47 contributions12 helpful votes
Arrived shortly before opening day so we were one of the first visitors of the year. Texas Jeff conducted our exclusive tour. He was great as was the museum. It was amazing to see all the original history they had collected. A very well thought out museum. We learned quite a bit about the journey, timing, conditions, etc.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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LD W wrote a review Feb 2020
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The town of Montpelier is to be commended for its citizens' effort to re-create an important part of its history and that of the American West. However, unfortunately there was Ilittle on display and I learned almost nothing new. "Re-enactors" found it difficult to stay in character and "in the past" (as often is the case in such reenactments). The food was served by gracious hosts, but was terrible (cubed chicken in melted cheese on a cold hamburger bun and drink mix lemonade) in fake "covered wagon" booths accompanied by modern day slide shots of local scenery. Enjoyed the display of quilts, though.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Lee L wrote a review Dec 2019
Valhalla, New York1,590 contributions149 helpful votes
My tour stopped here enroute from Yellowstone to Salt Lake City. I was a very nice exhibit where people in period costumes take you thru a 30-40 minute simulated Oregon Trail journey. Very interesting. There is not a whole lot of other stuff to see. There is a railroad museum in the basement and some pictures on the upper level.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LewesProf wrote a review Oct 2019
Lewes, Delaware34 contributions5 helpful votes
We were on a national parks tour, and when the bus pulled up to the National Pregon/California Trail Center, I thought it looked kind of hokey. Was I ever wrong! The Center has guides who are in period costumes. Somehow, the Center takes you on a trip through time. They have hands on presentations with real tools, guns, and an amazing Conastoga wagon. They involve the audience and bring history to life. It was truly one of my favorite stops on this wonderful trip. If you enjoy learning about history -- you need to check it out. As a side benefit -- they have a nice gift shop with great purses, jewelry and other items at very reasonable prices.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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