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National Oregon / California Trail Center

320 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254-1256
+1 208-847-3800
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great family experience

Though I live here I had not been on the complete tour until family visited. We have been three... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Bonnie C
History Made Fun

I stayed at the motel right next door and was the first guest when the Trail Center opened in the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Joan W
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The National Oregon/California Trail Center is at the junction of US 89 at 320 North 4th Street. The Trail Center Depicts the 2000-mile trek on the Oregon Trail in "Living History Tours." A wagon master guides visitors through an interactive tour...more
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320 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254-1256
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+1 208-847-3800
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"complete tour"
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Though I live here I had not been on the complete tour until family visited. We have been three times in the past year. We had family ages 4-84 and they all enjoyed this experience. A definite must if you are in Montpelier Idaho.

1  Thank Bonnie C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I stayed at the motel right next door and was the first guest when the Trail Center opened in the morning and had a private tour. First stop is to meet with the wagon master for the 100 wagon caravan he is leading in 1852....More

1  Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very informative and fun to explore. Everyone is dressed in period clothing and take you on an "trip" down the Oregon Trail. Tons of great information presented in a way everyone will enjoy.

1  Thank Caifornia_Trekker
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Wonderful experience. Everyone should go and see how much courage these people had, to travel such a dangerous route. I loved their interactive part of the museum.

Thank Roya B
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This was a very pleasant visit. We enjoyed a good lunch in a restaurant surrounded by covered wagons in which we sat at tables. We then went through several areas which took us on a virtual journey along the Oregon trail. We were taken to...More

1  Thank dominiew
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We didn't have a lot of time to spend so we weren't able to do the interactive trail experience, but it sounded like it would have been a lot of fun. We enjoyed looking through the gallery, special quilt exhibit and lower level artifacts.

1  Thank 871wesr
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were a bus tour group of 48 adults from many areas of the US who visited this museum during a two week visit to five National Parks in the area. What an exceptional HIGHLIGHT of our trip we found here!! The museum docents were...More

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OTC1852, General Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Dear IndyLiz2013, Thanks for your kind words. Glad you had such a great time! :) OTC1852

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area, this is a great educational experience! The price is a little high for the tour but the tour is where the information and interactive experiences are. The docents are engaging and highly knowledgeable. Very well done!

Thank Irma K
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited on a Wednesday morning and parked in the shade so our two older Bichon dogs would be ok in the car while we toured the museum. As we entered we were greeted by two wonderful women who welcomed us and told us that...More

Thank MaryEllen W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Not having any expectations we were impressed to stumble on this small museum with an excellent living history presentation of the hardships of traveling the Oregon trail. The museum docents were very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the area and seemed genuinely interested...More

Thank Patty6-13
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Julie T
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Julie, Becky Smith, Executive Director of the Oregon Trail Center. Were you asking about becoming a member of the Oregon Trail Center Society, located in Montpelier, Idaho? If so, where are you located and would you be... More
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