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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...more
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I traveled the Oregon Trail from Nebraska to Oregon City- visiting about every museum/historic location within reason on the way related to the Oregon Trail. As to museums dedicated to the Oregon Trail this one was the best- with plenty of information and helpful staff....More
If driving from Baker City, drive 6 miles NE of I-84 taking Exit 302…If coming from the East, as we did from The Snake River-Halfway, follow Hells Canyon Scenic Byway SR86 until you see the clearly marked road signs.
The Center is very impressive with...More
This should be a must-do stop for anyone visiting the Baker City area. The storytelling via the exhibits are fantastic. I'm not usually a museum-type person but even I could feel the history of the Oregon Trail come alive. My husband who IS a history...More
Highly recommend a visit here to learn about the rigors of the early settlers of the the United State's West. The exhibits are wonderful and very educational for both young children and adults. Take the hikes to see the tracks of the wagons used by...More
If you are spending time in Baker City I highly recommend a visit to the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Informative, interesting and extremely educational. This will be time well spent with a beautiful view
Wonderfully put together evocative, chronological displays of life on the trail. Good, informative video film of the trail, too. (However, it is showing its age, and needs redoing for the digital age. Colour and definition are both a bit poor)
Excellent value, too
This Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is a great spot to visit. They have an excellent film describing the westward trek and the displays are really good. It is a wonderful place to learn about the Oregon Trail and how they travelled, hardships they encountered and...More
Very thorough overview of the experience of migrating westward on the Oregon Trail. We enjoyed the movie, then walked through the exhibits. The orientation of the museum allows the visitors to feel as if they too are walking westward into the mountains.
It's about 5 miles from downtown, which is on 84. I leave my dogs in the car with the a/c running and the doors locked. I had a large sign made that says, "A/C is on! They're listening to classic rock" so no overzealous... More
It's about 5 miles from downtown, which is on 84. I leave my dogs in the car with the a/c running and the doors locked. I had a large sign made that says, "A/C is on! They're listening to classic rock" so no overzealous person knocks out a window.
Thank you all for helping out with posting our hours, as I just saw this question today. We are open daily from 9am-4pm (Pacific time) in spring and fall, and from 9am-6pm during the summer, mid-April to mid-October. You can... More
Thank you all for helping out with posting our hours, as I just saw this question today. We are open daily from 9am-4pm (Pacific time) in spring and fall, and from 9am-6pm during the summer, mid-April to mid-October. You can always call to confirm hours of operation and weather conditions at 541-523-1843