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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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Awesome for the whole family!!

We only had 3 hours there. I wish we could have stayed longer. Will certainly go back next trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jet M
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Felton, California
2nd visit. Worth seeing twice or more!

If you like or love Oregon history you will enjoy this exhibit. The life size animals really give... 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jet M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank xflags
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could rate this a 10 I sure would. We all loved this museum. We loved the location, the views, the way the museum was laid out, the displays. Everything was so well done, explained very clearly for young and old alike. The displays...More

Thank MNClean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't your usual museum. It is much more fascinating than almost any other historical I've seen.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always heard of the Oregon Trail but I did not understand how important this trail to the west was until I visited this place! By all means, go and learn some interesting American history!!!!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped briefly however you could spend all day there, a very well put together exhibit, they offer a one hour movie, trails where you can walk a short 1/2 mile or really stretch your legs and go for 3 miles. This is a must...More

1  Thank SeattleLynneB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a most awesome museum for the Oregon Trail! It's very interactive with lots of things to do for kids, and guaranteed to keep their attention. You can also walk a 4 mile path that will take you down to part of the original...More

1  Thank htsteacher
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Started our visit by watching a nearly hour long video presentation which was an overview of the Oregon Trail. I'd learned about it in high school, but the story presented in the film differed a bit from my remembrance. (Ok, I'm an older baby-boomer!) Then...More

1  Thank Jenny8789
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a very good museum and in a clever way using real artefacts combined with video and recreations of scenes gives a very good understanding of when, why and how people risked life and limb for a 'better' life. Our day of visiting was...More

2  Thank keithY651
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The Oregon Trial Interpretive Center is a must see at least once to understand the hardships pioneers endured on their way west. Very well done, very informative.

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Michael d M
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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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