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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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Staff was friendly and informative. Children 15 and under are free. The displays were well done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle L
,
Keizer
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Great place to learn all about the Oregon Trail with REALLY great exhibits.

If you have driven by on I-84 and never stopped in, you are missing a really great place for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna S
,
Boise, Idaho
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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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“wagon ruts” (38 reviews)
“wagon train” (20 reviews)
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22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97814
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+1 541-523-1843
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and informative. Children 15 and under are free. The displays were well done. There isn't any shade to park under so bringing a dog on a warm day is not advisable unless someone stays with them at the nice picnic area. Ticks...More

Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have driven by on I-84 and never stopped in, you are missing a really great place for the entire family! Lots of exhibits showing wagon train life, and historical information posted that's easy to read and understand. The manikins of pioneers, oxen and...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rode specifically from Bend via Painted Hills and Sheep Rock to get here before 6pm which is Summer time. Reliably informed that is after Memorial Day. BUT still closed on June 6th. Very disappointing!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely educational. I am looking forward to taking my grandchildren back to see it again. My husband and I really enjoyed it, and there was a lot of things that we learned. I would say to go and see it if you have the chance....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful history! Great place to visit. So life like. We enjoyed it very much. If you get a chance be sure to visit.

Thank brushjumper
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not know this existed until we stopped at the Oregon Visitors center in Ontario Oregon. The lady was really helpful and told us about The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. We are staying an extra day to take it.all in. You can actually see the...More

Thank craigpzx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Center while on a road trip and were impressed by the displays and information. The video presentation provides a good overview of the pioneer experience as well. Down below the center you can walk in to see old wagon ruts from the...More

Thank colt123
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

With life-sized horses, humans, wagons, oxen, etc;, the Oregon Trail came to life in ways not seen before. The people and wagons were dusty! Every day on the trail with no ponds - of course they were! I had never thought of that. With lots...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome for our family of two adults and two young kids! We arrived before it opened- and went in right at 9 (up early with the kiddos and eager to get there!). We were Almost the only ones there at first- and we explored all...More

Thank Crystal M
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by based upon a recommendation. Although I was familiar with the Oregon Trail story, this center brings it to life. It is located next to the trail itself. A must see if you are near Baker City.

Thank Steve88765
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Cantrall
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It's about 5 miles from downtown, which is on 84. I leave my dogs in the car with the a/c running and the doors locked. I had a large sign made that says, "A/C is on! They're listening to classic rock" so no overzealous... More
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Michael d M
13 February 2015|
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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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