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Applegate Trail Interpretive Center

500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, OR 97497-9746
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Interesting Museum in a remote location.

Although adjacent to the main highway , easy to miss for the passing traveller. A number of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A4797AFjohnr
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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This place was terrible in much need of general repairs wagons broken down not at all taken care... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Vicki R
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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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“covered wagon” (2 reviews)
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500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, OR 97497-9746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Vicki R
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Am not sure why it's always closed and it does look abandoned. Like many relics that aren't kept up folks should either do something about their attraction or at least give it some upkeep to keep away rats and the tall weeds to become an...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The unassuming exterior of this place could easily lead a person passing by to underestimate the value of a visit to this place. The museum is a privately owned and curated labor of love, built in large measure from family history and heirlooms. Its displays...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Are you one of those travelers who zips down the highway from Point A to B, without taking the time to check out some of the small, roadside attractions? Well don't be! You would miss out on so many neat things, like this little family-operated...More

Thank Leebot
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was ready to pull off the 5 for a nap, and instead I dropped in to this privately run museum. I really made the right choice! I was lucky to be there when the proprietor, who told me she financed the museum years ago...More

Thank janetR7281PV
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

You pull up and it looks abandoned on the outside, with an oldtimer sitting out front. I thought to myself, is this worth going in?? Well was I wrong, the old guy turned out to be ninety one and a descendant of the original homesteaders....More

Thank Bigway43
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The brown freeway signs of historical sites are often just driven past. Well If you ever wanted to stop at one, this is the one. The staff was very informative and the movie about the Applegate Trail was very good. The display items really take...More

Thank Ron K
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museum that tells the history of the Applegates and their trek across the country, as well as this part of Oregon. It houses a large collection of artifacts, as well as a museum quality screening room with a short video that...More

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FrogLlama
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Response from HoleySneakers | Reviewed this property |
It was $5 each for adults when I visited; I don't know if they offer any discounts. I'm guessing it's the same, but it's possible that it's changed!
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