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“Very informative & great displays”

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
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Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Oregon City
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Owner description: 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 tea. The interpretive center offers the "Bound for Oregon" featured film, genealogy assistance for descendants of pioneers, and exciting and interactive exhibits that include period games and crafts like candle dipping and making a rag doll or journal. Outside the Interpretive Center, enjoy the heritage garden, a guided walk of one-thousandth of the trail, and Abernethy Green with pioneer lawn games and 24/7 signage implementing smart phone technology.
Sandy, Utah, USA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very informative & great displays”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our family was urged to stop here on our way to Oregon so we thought it would be a fun way to learn more about the area. They had wagon displays out front and inside had some amazing displays depicting life back on the Oregon Trail inside. They had a few movies and gold panning and things that we would have enjoyed although the times available didn't work for our schedule. We also didn't have time to walk the other buildings or hikes - it was a quick stop. The kids enjoyed learning about pioneer experiences but walked through quickly whereas my husband stopped to read everything and we ended up waiting for him at the exit. All in all, it was a good informative and educational stop and the family enjoyed it.

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
437 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Learning Experience”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This center brought me back to my elementary school days. Learning about Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail helps me to enjoy my state even more!

2 Thank LLP1957
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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fun and Educational!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We came to this museum 4 years ago, and had a great experience! All of the buildings were open, and we took a nice tour. We were sad to hear that the main buildings had been closed for the past few years. The building that was open included a gift shop with Oregon trail related merchandise, fun Oregon trail related games and activities, and information on the area. We were very impressed with what they were able to do with this small space. We hope to return and visit the full museum once they get the funding back. The staff were very nice and friendly.

Visited May 2013
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Walla Walla, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
613 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Why doesn't the website tell you it's closed currently?”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Rode the train here to see the museum to find out it is closed until June?! Bummer that they don't have any information on this on their website and that I wasted a train trip for a visit. Just the gift shop is open. Ugh!

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a true look at the past”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

it's very cool to see what things were like so long ago, it's a lot of fun and a great place to take the kids, it gives them the chance to match what they read in school books to what life was like, like walking to school 5 miles in the snow with out any shoes.

Visited June 2012
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