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National Oregon / California Trail Center

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Excellent displays of the plight of settlers in their journey

Great narrative given of the hardships of settlers as they took to the Oregon Trail--covered 1500... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Les F
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Boylston, Massachusetts
Interesting Museum, Very Informative

We stopped here with our tour group on the way to Wyoming. Very informative museum. The tour takes... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
pmerten3
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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The National Oregon/California Trail Center is at the junction of US 89 at 320 North 4th Street. The Trail Center Depicts the 2000-mile trek on the Oregon Trail in "Living History Tours." A wagon master guides visitors through an interactive tour...more
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320 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254-1256
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+1 208-847-3800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great narrative given of the hardships of settlers as they took to the Oregon Trail--covered 1500 miles from Independence, MO to Oregon. The tour included a great simulation that put you back to the 1800s when the 500,000 pioneers were seeking a better life. The...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We stopped here with our tour group on the way to Wyoming. Very informative museum. The tour takes you through the journey of 500,000 pioneers as they crossed the country to Oregon in the 1850's to find their dream. The staff dress in period clothing...More

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you ever wondered how settlers crossed the country to Oregon in the 1850’s, this wonderful place will explain. The staff dress up in period outfits and take you back in time. A fun way to view our pioneering history.

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a good experience!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were with a tour group so they chose this museum & we were glad they did. It was a bit different than a usual museum as they take you on a "wagon trail trip" so you feel as though you are really seeing what...More

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you were pleased with your visit and got to enjoy the Mountain Man Living History Event. Please come again!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

We were in town for 5 days and looking for things to do. This wonderful museum is across the street from our motel, so this morning we stopped in. The top floor was featuring a quilting exhibit which we admired, but the bottom floor was...More

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed the whole building! Please come again.

Reviewed August 14, 2018

We saw this recommended on Trip Advisor and AAA and decided to make a special trip out of our way to see it. It was definitely worth it. We had two "guides" who each did part of the "trip" explaining how the pioneers would have...More

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you took the time to go out of your way. Have a great day!

Reviewed August 11, 2018

This place finally gave me a feeling of being on the Oregon Trail and how people had to cope with the challenges of the trip. Begin by getting a tour. Your tour guide takes to into a room to show how to get ready for...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Not a planned stop, but we loved that we stumbled on this small but educational museum about the Oregon Trail while passing through Idaho. Costumed guides effortlessly take you back in time and give a sense life and hardships on the trail and have a...More

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a great experience.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

Context: you are in a corner of Idaho that the world could easily forget. A group of people see potential in their historical legacy, to rescue this place from obscurity and bring history alive. I think that is cool in itself. They get grants, do...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We enjoyed the interactive history lesson but were really most impressed by the dedication of the staff, volunteers and community at large. It is clear that this museum is a labor love. One suggestion: offer as another enriching option (not everyone will make the time,...More

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OTC1852, Manager at National Oregon / California Trail Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. That is an interesting suggestion! We will discuss it this winter. We are sure glad you had such a wonderful time!

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Julie T
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Julie, Becky Smith, Executive Director of the Oregon Trail Center. Were you asking about becoming a member of the Oregon Trail Center Society, located in Montpelier, Idaho? If so, where are you located and would you be... More
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