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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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Oregon Trail brought to life.

With life-sized horses, humans, wagons, oxen, etc;, the Oregon Trail came to life in ways not seen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara B
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Sunriver, Oregon
Very Impressed!

Awesome for our family of two adults and two young kids! We arrived before it opened- and went in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crystal M
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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97814
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+1 541-523-1843
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"parks pass"
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"oregon trail interpretive center"
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"step back in time"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With life-sized horses, humans, wagons, oxen, etc;, the Oregon Trail came to life in ways not seen before. The people and wagons were dusty! Every day on the trail with no ponds - of course they were! I had never thought of that. With lots...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome for our family of two adults and two young kids! We arrived before it opened- and went in right at 9 (up early with the kiddos and eager to get there!). We were Almost the only ones there at first- and we explored all...More

Thank Crystal M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by based upon a recommendation. Although I was familiar with the Oregon Trail story, this center brings it to life. It is located next to the trail itself. A must see if you are near Baker City.

Thank Steve88765
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenery the covered wagons were neat and set up like a camp About five mile off the interstate. A good break from driving

Thank Larry82953
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've ever wanted to understand the Oregon Trail, this is a must stop above most others. They provide a wonderful display.

Thank Phillip541
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 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 24 March 2018 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 20 March 2018

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

Thank Lynn S
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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

Thank Susy202
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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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Michael d M
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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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