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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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This was ok. But somehow did not inspire me that much. I liked the museum in town much more. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Burien, Washington
A gem and so educational. Not to be missed.

We were pleasantly surprised to come upon this wonderful museum. The movie is quite long, and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 541-523-1843
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was ok. But somehow did not inspire me that much. I liked the museum in town much more. The narrative is very good. Lacked human explainers while we were there. At the entrance station, the attendant demanded that my wife resign her 14 year...More

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised to come upon this wonderful museum. The movie is quite long, and so allow time. However, it is an informative film and such a great introduction to the excellent museum. We were very impressed and enjoyed tying it in with the...More

Thank CathieWA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The space is about 5 miles from Baker City on top of a hill. It is much larger than one would expect. The exhibits are very well done and descriptions are designed for those with more or little knowledge of the Oregon Trail. Well worth...More

Thank moveinon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Interpretive Center is simply "Awesome". This is a Must See for everyone of all ages. The life size diorama is simply spectacular. What a great learning experience. Showing the experiences of the early settlers on the Oregon Trail. This center is about 20 minutes...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our visit to another Oregon Trail Museum in Idaho, which was disappointing, this was nothing less then outstanding. The displays are very well done and presented in a very interesting way. This should be a "must see" for anyone interested in the Oregon Trail,...More

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "not to be missed" interpretive center if you are interested in the westward movement of the 1800's via the Oregon Trail. Although we have been following the trail for the past three weeks, we still found this facility to be both interesting...More

Thank RickHall802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site museum is enables all ages to learn about the awesome feat of pioneers on the Oregon Trail. A lifesize diorama walks you through the entire Trail experience. The good, hard, and some ugly aspects of this trek that built our West is chronicled...More

Thank VAcouple48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This center is about 5 miles out of Baker City on the road to Halfway. It's situated on the Oregon trail and there are still wagon ruts visible. The displays are well presented and leave one with an appreciation of the strength and stamina that...More

1  Thank gary w
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We only had 3 hours there. I wish we could have stayed longer. Will certainly go back next trip. Great life-sized dioramas, some narrated by people reading actual emigrant journal entries. A well done video, and a live performance with a woman playing the role...More

1  Thank Jet M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you like or love Oregon history you will enjoy this exhibit. The life size animals really give you a clear perspective of how amazing the journey was.

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Michael d M
13 February 2015|
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Response from Trail T | Property representative |
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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