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National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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Head 5 mi east of Baker City to this sprawling facility perched on a high hillside for a superb exploration of pioneer life in the mid-1800s. From 1841 to 1861 about 300,000 people made the 2,000-mi journey from western Missouri to the Columbia River and the Oregon coast, looking for agricultural land in the West. A simulated section of the Oregon Trail will give you a feel for camp life and the settlers' impact on Native Americans; an indoor theater presents movies and plays. A 4-mi round-trip trail winds from the center to the actual ruts left by the wagons.

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  • Address: 22267 Oregon Hwy. 86, Baker City, OR 97814 | Map It
  • Phone: 541/523–1843
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Baker City

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