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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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The pioneers were a tough bunch.

This is a most awesome museum for the Oregon Trail! It's very interactive with lots of things to do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cedar Falls
Learned a lot!

Started our visit by watching a nearly hour long video presentation which was an overview of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, 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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22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97814
+1 541-523-1843
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jenny8789
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank keithY651
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank BakerCoChief
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is so well done. You come away with a thorough understanding of life and death on the Oregon Trail. Plus you can walk part of the trail with the wagon ruts still visible.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum pulls the whole Oregon Trail story together in one place. As you follow the trail through the exhibit it tells the stories of the travelers along with historical, ecological, social and economic factors that influenced the development and experience of the trail. I...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grew up watching all the westerns on TV so walking through the site was very interesting. Take time to walk around and go back in time

1  Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are traveling thru Baker City Oregon ! Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Baker city Is one of the Best place to visit in Eastern Oregon. Totally Amazing and unique place.....

1  Thank mountainboy28
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Well, we almost ran out of gas, which is almost the same thing. We saw the wagon ruts, stopped by city hall for a tour of the railway workers house (closed, but still informative), and followed the historic trail with the help of a flyer...More

Thank SmallGirlInABigWorld
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Fun place to explore and learn more about Oregon's history. Love the interactive displays and information. Make sure you walk the trails around the center. There are some great views of the area and it's pretty neat to see the actual wagon ruts from the...More

Thank Terri M
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Michael d M
what are the hours
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