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National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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Address: 22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-523-1843
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The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living...

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. We offer a variety of interpretive programs and special exhibits year-round.

One mile of well-preserved ruts lie on the Interpretive Center grounds, and are accessible by the trails or from a turnout on Highway 86 about a half-mile west of the Center's entrance.

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Terrific Museum

A jewell. Excellent. Do not miss if you are interested in Oregon Trail. Great gift shop and a view not to miss

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A jewell. Excellent. Do not miss if you are interested in Oregon Trail. Great gift shop and a view not to miss

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd have to say that if you come here expecting to see an actual trail, you might be disappointed. Instead, this museum tells the story of what it was like to travel the Oregon trail in the mid-1800's - an incredibly risky and grueling trek which some 300,000 people undertook to start new lives. Very well done and interactive.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small but very well done center for those interested in the OR Trail. Beautiful view overlooking the valley and you can see and walk in some of few wagon ruts left by the original pioneers. It's definitely worth a one hour visit but you can easily spend more depending on how much detail you want to read,... More 

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Summerville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information about the Oregon Trail and an opportunity to look at the actual trail the pioneers walked and rode over. Very informative. The staff are great. If you're ever in the area, this is not to be missed. At the risk of being a killjoy, I have to say that the buildings may be the ugliest and most... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have both read some personal diaries of people who traveled the Oregon trail. This interpretive center really brought it to life. It sits way up on a hill and you can look down on the trail and still see wagon ruts. We have the Ntl. Senior Park pass so it was FREE!

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Bandon, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the history, the museum is amazing and the views are spectacular. One caution, it was a very hot day over 90 degrees and they do not allow pets anywhere in the building unless they are service dogs. They do not have much outdoor covered space and certainly nothing arranged to accommodate animals. We all had to pay to go... More 

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Southern Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice interpretive center for the Oregon Trail, can still see the ruts from the wagon trains. Highly recommend

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a homeschooling mama and a history nerd, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when we spent a few hours here. Alas, we had more places to go and things to see - because I could have easily spent days here!

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Wilder, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandson here last week..spent about 2 hours and could have spent more ..so much to read and look at..we decided a trip back would be worth it..saw a live performance...very interesting and well done..very much worth a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Touring this museum gave us a deep respect for the struggles the pioneers faced. The taxidermy display of a mock pioneer group was fantastic. We enjoyed reading aloud the descriptions. The movie was interesting, but a bit long. We then stood outside and imagined what it would be like to cross that huge valley, hoping to cover 15-20 miles that... More 

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