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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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History With A WOW Factor

There are many places in the Northwest that describe life on the Oregon Trail, but none quite as impressive a the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. We originally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many places in the Northwest that describe life on the Oregon Trail, but none quite as impressive a the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. We originally passed by the place because it didn't look like much from the road. Do not be deceived. We came back a day later and thank goodness we did or we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lovely place is a must see. So much love was put into the exhibits that it makes our history come alive! Adults and children will both enjoy. Please stop and get acquainted with our countries history.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We missed a turn going to Bend so we detoured through Baker City and stopped at the Interpretive Center. I am so glad we did! It sits atop a hill and is just stunning, with a million dollar view. If you are going to be visiting a couple National sites, buy the annual pass. We get one every year and... More 

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Stansbury Park, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a whim while passing through, and are so glad we did! The museum is highly impressive, visually appealing and lots of interactive displays. There are three different activity guides for kids to engage with the exhibits, and for an easy thing to keep them busy, there is also a bingo game where kids can just find things... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Passed this place at peast a dozen times but never went in,but traveling with a friend this time she wanted to stop and glad we did.Very informative showing the history of what the settlers endured to get to OR. in wagon trains.Well worth the stop and worth and fee to get in.

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing museum, with many interpretive displays going on. Lets you see and feel what the Oregon trail was really like.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Years ago I visited the Oregon Trail museum, and I figured this one would be similar. I was wrong. Being a native Oregonian, I am quite familiar with the history of the Oregon Trail, and this museum was wonderful.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit here very much. It was very interesting learning about the history of the Oregon Trail travelers. Wish we had more time as I would have liked to do the trail loop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with two small kids on our way to Portland. Kids very much enjoyed interactive exhibits at the museum while my husband and I learnt tons of new information. They have wagons outside that kids can climb in. Perfect place for families!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter is very interested in the Oregon Trail so we spent a morning here on a trip through Oregon. We all found it an interesting experience; lots of good displays and info. The ranger talk was good also. We enjoyed that you could choose a paper and "become" an Oregon Trail traveler, which made it feel more personal. Well... More 

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