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End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The visitor center is a state welcome center with free travel information, itineraries, and brochures. Also find the country store gift shop and visitor lounge with complimentary coffee and...more
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1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045-1058
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A private museum in a nice small park. Nice setting and very good for kids of all ages. It really is the End of the Oregon trail . Take 1,5 hours to visit.

Thank Ron P
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review! We hope you'll come visit again some time in the future.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in to see what it was all about. The staff was very helpful and the exhibits were very interesting. There’s a well done film that gives you a taste of what those pioneers had to endure. It was a nice way to...More

Thank Ashford817
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us! We just recently updated some of our exhibits, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed them. We hope you'll come back again another day and learn something else new about the pioneers.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

I enjoyed walking through the museum. One of the first rooms is like a general store where children can think about all the supplies they might need on the Oregon trail and actually place replicas in the wagon bed. There was a lot of information...More

Thank Robin M
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for sharing this review! We're happy to hear you learned something new, and thankful to hear your suggestions and ideas for improvements. We hope you'll come visit us again in the future!

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Wished for more on the history. OK for an hour's stop, but seems more a museum in progress than a finished museum..More

Thank Diane W
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for this review! We appreciate your high hopes for us, which is why we are always adding to and updating displays and hosting special events to improve the way we tell this fascinating history. We hope you'll come back to see the exciting...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Wish I had more time to explore the museum but what I saw was incredible! I learned things about the pioneers who settled in the surrounding area.

1  Thank LyssaLeigh
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time in the museum and hope you'll be able to come back again soon with more time to explore the exhibits!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Upon arrival, I didn’t have high expectations. I’m so happy to be proven wrong. The docents and workers really bring life to the artifacts and share what it was like for the people to make the brave trek. This is not my area of interest...More

Thank TravelinSuz
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for reviewing us! We are so happy to hear that our staff and volunteers brought this history to life for you and kindled your interest where it hadn't been before. Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

the end of the Oregon trail, this part of our country is full of history. this center does a great job of summing up the entire oregon trail journey. very well done, and with the giant "Conistoga wagons" out front, you really get a sense...More

Thank tgoben
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for writing this review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the center and found the exhibits informative on the entire journey. We hope you'll come out again one day soon.

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

An interesting stop to learn about the history of the Oregon Trail. The museum would be great for kids, with many hands on activities- making candles, dress ups, etc. be sure to catch the film to put things in context.

Thank JenR1164
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for writing your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the movie and the hands-on activities, and hope you'll come again one day soon!

Reviewed July 22, 2018

Lots of good snippets from diaries and the exhibits are well documented, laid out so you can cruise through or linger and ponder. Very well thought out.

Thank Colleen B
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We're so glad you found the exhibits enjoyable at any pace - for both visitors on a schedule, or those who want to take their time. Thanks for writing your review!

Reviewed July 19, 2018

We visited here a few years ago and enjoyed it. This time was even better. We started by enjoying the movie about the people who left homes in the east and came to Oregon via the Oregon Trail, based on stories they told. After that,...More

Thank Sungron
BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Bambi8899
November 3, 2017|
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Response from dmestasjr | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a restaurant at all. They do have a gift shop with snacks & drinks. There is a nice picnic area for lunch. I can't recall seeing anything near by to dine at.
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Sheila S
July 27, 2017|
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No, we do not have a water park. There is a large grass lawn, but no water features.
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Sheila S
July 27, 2017|
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Response from BethanyHOC | Property representative |
There is a grassy lawn, garden, and interpretive trail, but there is not any play structure (slides, etc.).
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