Applegate Trail Interpretive Center

Applegate Trail Interpretive Center, Sunny Valley: Hours, Address, Applegate Trail Interpretive Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Applegate Trail Interpretive Center

Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
4.5
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:30 - 16:30
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
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This a pretty cool history museum that much better on the inside than the outside. It would be of interest to travelers on I-5 and also folks staying at the historic Wolf Creek Inn at nearby Wolf Creek, OR.
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DisneyGramma
Beaverton, Oregon32 contributions
This museum is a labor of love.
Sep 2019
Hubby and I love going to local museums and interpretive centers while traveling. We weren't quite sure what to expect when looking at the outside, but we found this to be beautifully done with excellent exhibits all very well professionally done. This is much more than about the Applegate Trail and Grave Creek, it gives some of the history of gold mining, railroad in the area. The museum (like most) faces some economic challenges, so if you ever drove by and thought "I should stop and take a look see", please do! It's so well worth it.
Written 9 October 2019
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Carol G
Portland, OR5 contributions
Step in to the past
Aug 2019 • Friends
May not look like much from the outside but beautiful done and great Oregon history on the inside. Learn about the Applegate trail and grave Creek
Written 6 September 2019
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Wife and I
Usa, Japan18 contributions
Wife and I
Aug 2019
If you ever wondered about the wagon trails venturing to the west, and the perils travelers faced, this will give you an up close picture into their past. There are so many items to gaze upon you can picture in your mind how they pressed on to get to the West. I will say if traveling through Sunny Valley on Interstate 5, take exit 71, off exit and make a left 1/4 mile on right. Take the time to jump off the highway, step back in time and understand how people got to where you are standing. It would be a terrible loss to everyone if this place did not survive the economic challenges facing this Museum. 10:30am till 4;40pm best chance
Written 30 August 2019
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rgab2016
Stanwood, WA24 contributions
Great Little Museum
May 2019 • Couples
We learned so much about the Applegate trail taken by later travelers to avoid the mouth of the Columbia on the Oregon Trail. Excellent exhibits. Well worth the $5 admission
Written 2 July 2019
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Sandra S
7 contributions
A diamond in the rough!
Sep 2018
Don’t judge this quaint museum from the outside. This is an extremely well done exhibit of the first settlers to this area of Oregon. Video reenactment, artifacts, and more abound. Put this on your itinerary when you’re in the Grants Pass area!
Written 17 September 2018
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roadtrippnpanda
St. Pete Beach, FL42 contributions
Doesn't look like much from the outside, but...
Jun 2018
I was so surprised when I went into this building...it is very well done! Yes the hours are weird, but if you have the chance to stop in, I highly recommend it.Very cool piece of history funded and curated by a local women dedicated to perserving the history of Southern Oregon.
Written 7 August 2018
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Mark W
7 contributions
Amazing museum
Jul 2018 • Couples
It's hard to believe that such a good museum is in such an out of the way place. But it is. I haven't been to all the history museums in southern Oregon yet, but I find it hard to believe that any are better than this one. It was very well worth our stop.
Written 29 July 2018
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A4797AFjohnr
High Wycombe, United Kingdom25 contributions
Interesting Museum in a remote location.
May 2018
Although adjacent to the main highway , easy to miss for the passing traveller. A number of exhibits displayed in a thoughtful way with both video and passive items to view. Entrance with a modest fee - The member of staff at the door had a fund on knowledge and was very happy to answer queries. Well worth a vist.
Written 9 June 2018
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Vicki R
1 contribution
Ms
Oct 2017 • Friends
This place was terrible in much need of general repairs wagons broken down not at all taken care of. We did like the gentleman that gave us our tour. The owner is more about the money the place brings in than preserving local history.
Written 20 December 2017
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roguebnb
Oregon18 contributions
Authentic Local Experience
Aug 2017 • Solo
This center sits right on the first land claim in the County. Next to it is one of the few remaining covered bridges which spans Graves Creek - the site of the grave of a young girl who did not survive the covered wagon ascent of Mount Sexton. A must see for locals and visitors alike. Hours are a little funky. Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30. Closed in the winter. Takes 30 minutes for a quicky tour or a couple hours if you want to see everything.
Written 5 August 2017
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