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Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ec...  more »
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  • Really cool place to visit with kids! Their interactive exhibits held the kids' interest better than expected, and the children's area has lots of cool, learning activities and games (which gave the kids more to do while my husband and I lingered over some of the other exhibits). I also liked the assortment of handmade/Pioneer-type games and toys for sale in the gift shop. Really glad we made the effort to come out this way!!
  • Really great displays, and super knowledgeable rangers ;) The actual hours are 9:00-6:00 during the warm months, don't let the time on Maps fool you. Good trail system, 2.5 mile loop. My advice: Skip the movie (which you could watch anywhere) and go through the indoor exhibit, taking your time. Definitely check out the trails and mines if you have time!
  • Well worth the stop. Only 3 miles off the highway. Beautiful facility. The wagons, people, scenery in the huge displays are very realistic, well done. Lots to do there, exhibits, films, etc. Children's scavenger hunt activity. Beware this is a federal facility, so you need your pass or $8 entry. Learned a lot about the Oregon trail. Oh, and the facility is on top of a small mountain, so great views.
  • Very cool! The way the information is presented is both educational and interesting to look at. Well worth the couple miles off the interstate. I'm glad we stopped here while traveling through.
  • In 2014 we drove the Oregon Trail from Independence Missouri to the end at Seaside Oregon. We visited many sites along the way. This was the best Museum on the whole trip. It's well done.

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