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Western Historic Trails Center

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Western Historic Trails Center

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Kuvasz15 wrote a review Jul 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota710 contributions92 helpful votes
This is a little museum that carries a punch. It is a good place to expose children to our western expansion history. Nicely done.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dawn M wrote a review Jul 2019
Vienna, Virginia761 contributions259 helpful votes
Small but very well done, this place was a treat. Through light-up maps, rare old photos and excerpts from personal diaries, the stories of the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and Lewis and Clark trail are told. Go prepared to read. They break the stories into bite-size pieces but you still have to read. I found it all fascinating. Loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Kevin A wrote a review Jul 2019
Park City, Illinois893 contributions56 helpful votes
I liked some of the things in the museum and the presentation and that they had to offer. But the service was not good and because they did not tell us anything and they had a remote that does not work and with no A/C and with 3 fans and that is not good and for the people who come and visit.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Charles P wrote a review May 2019
New Port Richey, Florida303 contributions61 helpful votes
They have created an unique display of all the western trails of early America. They also have an unique movie.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Linda C wrote a review Apr 2019
Marshalltown, Iowa240 contributions41 helpful votes
I have been visiting around the State to see all of the attractions (have 3 left) on the State Historic Sites Passport (can be obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa or at any of the sites (free) We all had a great visit on Saturday viewing the Center. I enjoyed all the detailed maps (INTERACTIVE buttons to push for information) of the settlers to the State. The Oregon Trail and Donner Pass the then and now maps. The exhibits artwork and rock sculpture displayed were enjoyed by me and my family. We took many photos here. The facility has very great accommodations for all individuals and this is kept very clean and handicap accessible. Learned there are weekly events occurring here there was a Karaoke event taking place the afternoon we visited. You may do so at your leisure depending on your interests (we were here well over an hour did not tour the outside grounds). I learned on this visit about the Lewis and Clark Pups Seaman, a Newfoundland dog owned by Meriwether Lewis, accompanied the Lewis & Clark expedition. Very helpful individual (at counter where I got my passport stamped) who was able to answer my questions. This is a free will donation.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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