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California Trail Historic Interpretive Center

1 Trail Center Way, Elko, NV 89801
+1 775-738-1849
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Nice museum layout to show the California trail immigrant experience

This museum is on the old California immigrant trail and thus provides great context to think about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fremont, California

They tell the story of the wagon trains trip to settle in California. Very well done, both the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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1 Trail Center Way, Elko, NV 89801
+1 775-738-1849
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is on the old California immigrant trail and thus provides great context to think about the experience of those immigrants. The exterior has their route choices in colored brick along with interpretive monuments, nicely done. The interior is a single loop in historical...More

Thank ErvanInFremont
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They tell the story of the wagon trains trip to settle in California. Very well done, both the indoor and outdoor exhibits told the story in a way that made it easy to put yourself in their place. We were driving through and only had...More

Thank 283Deb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent free attraction. A must see and stop. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Plenty of exhibits

Thank Raymond F
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were traveling back from Utah on I80 and saw billboards about this site. We were in a hurry to get back to San Francisco Bay Area before it got to late but were curious about this attraction. Never heard of it before but glad...More

1  Thank AlanCAL
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The California Trail Historic Interpretive Center is part of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) interpretive center program. The BLM operates Interpretive centers all across the country and this Interpretive center, located just 7 miles west of Elko, Nevada, focuses on the California Trail experience...More

1  Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Definitely stop in if you get the chance. I think we'd like to go back in the summer when they do interactive outdoor activities too. Incredibly informational and interesting. We don't have children but this seems like a great place to take younger kids as...More

Thank Lala1275
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Don't make the mistake of passing exit 292 on interstate 80 or you'll be sorry. What a fabulous museum, and can you believe it's free? Amazing, simply amazing to see what the early pioneers experienced and then to continue on your own journey west with...More

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visit here regualry! Especially in the warm months! Very interactive and fun for my 2 year old and 11 year old!!

1  Thank da2bemisty
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very nice facility, very informative and interesting. We've stopped twice here and find it very worthwhile - we keep learning. They had a few school classes go through while we were there. The staff are great with them as well as with us adults. It...More

Thank lgnevada
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I took some young friends out to see the sites. They didn't have the patience to read every sign and display but instead went through the hall the tones and stopped at different displays every time around. The dress up trunks and the wagon odometer...More

Thank RedRockRobin
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Jim W
How much cost to get in?
26 September 2016|
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Response from California Trai... I | Property representative |
We are a free facility. No admission charge and our events are free as well. Our bookstore is also a non-profit and is tax free.