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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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honest, inspiring, heartwrenching

We learned so much about those who travelled, about their hardships and suffering, about the trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This is an Awesome interpretive center on the original Oregon Trail

Credit the Bureau of Land Management for a remarkable facility in an awe inspiring location on a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Washington
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97814
+1 541-523-1843
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned so much about those who travelled, about their hardships and suffering, about the trail itself, about the land they encountered. We didn't take the walks to see the wagon ruts, but they looked to be very accessible.

Thank 745akif
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Credit the Bureau of Land Management for a remarkable facility in an awe inspiring location on a pass marked by the original wagon wheels. The museum is a series of life-like dioramas that are extremely well designed. The center traces a very frank history of...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked past life sized exhibits of people & animals, watched videos and hiked down to the Oregon Trail ruts!

Thank Scubagirl444
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are very pleased we made the visit to this center as we learned so much about the history of the Oregon Trail! The suffering and the impact on the Native Americans is something to never forget!

Thank richard g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved the outdoor wagons and the people dressed for that time. The Interpretive Center was so amazing and interesting. So cool that all the animals were real but stuffed. My friend made a comment,"why didn't they stuff the people?" haha

Thank debbiemN5206PR
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The museum is very well done. It takes visitors on the journey from Missouri to Oregon via the Oregon Trail. You get a real feel for the size of the wagons and oxen. There is an interactive exhibit about choosing what items to take and...More

Thank jjlash
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A superb visit. It's high on a hill overlooking the trail running through the valley with great views for miles around. There is a good walkthrough storyline of the settlers' journey and the difficulties experienced along with other specialised exhibitions (when we were there). There...More

Thank MK13AL
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Watched a very informative movie about the Oregon Trail. Lots of displays depicting the Oregon Trail. Spent several hours could have spent more.

Thank Stormie H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was an amazing experience, we got to go when they were doing a reenactment and it was amazing from the food to the music and even the games! Must Visit!

Thank honest1985
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were there on the Sunday prior to Labor Day. Not only was the museum very well presented with interactive displays, large paintings, life-sized figures, etc, but living history presentations both outside and in were given. Outside local volunteers dressed and acted the parts of...More

Thank PullmanCougar
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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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