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“Never Disappoints...”

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Baker City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Never Disappoints...”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

After a 20 year hiaturs, we visited the Baker City, OR national historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Just missed the Labor Day weekend re-enactment camp of trail wagons, although we did "visit" with a few of the stagglers. It's a great center and we're glad to be back.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Do not overlook this gem”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We urge visitors to the area to take the time to visit this wonderful Interpretive Center. It is just about 5 miles from Baker City and is a side trip well worth taking. The displays paint a vey realistic picture of what settlers had to endure to a survive the journey West. The more displays you see, the more amazed you become and you wonder how they made it at all (and many did not). It is a great educational experience for young and old alike. Our mistake was not budgeting enough time to enjoy the displays and trails adequately. To get the most out of the exhibits, videos and trails you should to plan several hours, but if you cannot it is still worth the visit. Truth be told, this should be a destination trip rather than a side trip. There is a nice picnic area to utilize before or after enjoying what the center has to offer so you can make a day of it.

Visited August 2013
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Excellent and informative”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was a very interesting and pleasant visit. We didn't know a lot about the Oregon Trail but when we left we felt we had learnt a huge amount. I would highly recommend this.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“VERY informative--nice presentation--recommended to us”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

visited for the first time, was recommended to us, very educational, and interesting, brought back grade school stories and education. WELL DONE!

Visited August 2013
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Texas
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“Educational”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Outstanding presentation. Living history presentation was excellent. I am happy my tax dollars support this important part of our country's history.

Visited August 2013
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