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National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97814
+1 541-523-1843
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Great experience

The kids had a great time learning about history here. They had a bingo game you played as you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
942tinah
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Austintown, Ohio, United States
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Nice Museum But the Trail is Far, Far Away

If you want to see the actual wagon wheel ruts left behind by the early settlers, don't go to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AME0757
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Portland, Oregon
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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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22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97814
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+1 541-523-1843
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids had a great time learning about history here. They had a bingo game you played as you found things in the walk through. The hands on room was a great time for them as they packed their wagon and played dress up. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see the actual wagon wheel ruts left behind by the early settlers, don't go to the interpretive center. You can literally walk in the ruts by simply parking along the road where the sign in the first picture is. Go through...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative exhibit. Really brought to life the journey those tough travelers made.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

What a brilliant museum. I had no knowledge of the Oregon trail and the pioneers before visiting the USA, so this was really enlightening. What an incredible journey these people made. I found learning about this quite moving and inspiring - such a testament to...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This was a great experience. It only cost $5 per person to get in and is absolutely worth it. The mannequins are impressive. They look like they are sweating when appropriate and are very realistic. You can see wagon wheel Ruts from the Oregon Trail...More

Thank Loni C
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This place is really neat. There is so much to see! There are various junior-ranger-like programs from which to choose. There are live historical interpreters, and lots of displays explaining all sorts of things about the Oregon Trail. The staff is excellent. There is a...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We really enjoyed this museum. It has a lovely setting with great views and a well designed building. The displays about live on the Oregon Trail, along with excerpts from pioneers' letters, really gave me a feel for the good and bad of the Trail....More

Thank BabsinTX
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Thought I was a history buff, learned today that I wasn't on the Oregon Trail. Growing up in Boise, last 20 years living in Georgia. I switched to Civil War history and forgot the others.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful real wagons from the movement west with life size people and animals exhibits along with everything hauled from their homes east. Great stories included. Well worth your stop for an excellent self-guided history of the brave pioneers.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have wanted to go to this museum for some time, as I am a descendant of multiple families who traveled the Oregon Trail. Most important to me was finally getting to see the actual wagon ruts, which are now more faint with time, but...More

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Thank you all for helping out with posting our hours, as I just saw this question today. We are open daily from 9am-4pm (Pacific time) in spring and fall, and from 9am-6pm during the summer, mid-April to mid-October. You can... More
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