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National Oregon / California Trail Center

320 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254-1256
+1 208-847-3800
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A must do attraction in this area!

I love to plan our trips to include a little bit of adventure and a little bit of education. This... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Our Heritage

This is a quick little museum. Stop and check it out you might be surprised with all you learn. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Curtis G
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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 that includes a ride in a simulated covered wagon ride. The rails and trails museum within the center displays artifacts, diaries, relics and pioneer memorabilia of Bear Lake Valley.Living history tours 10-5, May-September or by appointment in groups of 15 or more.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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320 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254-1256
+1 208-847-3800

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love to plan our trips to include a little bit of adventure and a little bit of education. This interactive museum is a hidden gem. They take you back in time to what it was like on the trail. I learned a lot! it...More

Thank ILoveAGoodRoadTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick little museum. Stop and check it out you might be surprised with all you learn. I am thankful for all the women, men, and children that made the journey. They helped prepare this beautiful land out west where we live. God...More

Thank Curtis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour group stopped here and I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the site was. You are greeted by people in period costumes and you get to experience, in part, what it was like to be on the Oregon Trail, including spending a minute...More

1  Thank VivianC972015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit began with a pre-ordered lunch in covered wagons! The vegetarian lasagna was delicious as well as plentiful. Others had the turkey croissant sandwich which was huge. Most ate the coleslaw and half of their sandwich! Lemonade and a bottled water were also included...More

1  Thank Nadene R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend that you take a tour, there is a lot to see, and you could miss a lot. There is a train museum down stairs and there was a quilt exhibit upstairs. To the left in the building, you can get maps for the...More

Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group didn't know that the Oregon Trail went through the area. We stumbled upon this place when shopping for groceries to take back to Bear Lake. We arrived very close to closing time, but the museum guide (dressed in costume) came outside and gave...More

Thank JenR8R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful day trip from Boise ID the Oregon Trail Center and Museum was very well done, educational and informative. Hiking along the short trails and seeing first hand the actual Covered Wagon Wheel 'ruts' was pretty impressive. The staff at the museum and gift...More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We had our satisfying lunch which was a delicious BBQ chicken sandwich or croissant club sandwich. For our vegan tour mate, they arranged a nice vegetable platter. For vegetarians, there was lasagne. They provided refreshing lemonade, and soft drinks or iced tea or coffee too....More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very well thought out museum. It is very interactive. One of the best museum tours I've been on! Really fun for kids and adults. If you've played the old Oregon trail computer game, you should definitely come visit.

Thank Elizabeth Z
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I really didn't know what to expect because I thought we were going to go on some horse ride or something. They have some scenery set up that is staged to resemble the land and times they are describing in the history and stories being...More

Thank oatografia
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