Eastern Oregon Sights

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

  • 22267 Hwy. 86 Map It
  • Baker City
  • Information Center
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Head 5 miles east of Baker City to this sprawling facility, containing 12,000 square feet of galleries, for a superb exploration of pioneer life in the mid-1800s. From 1841 to 1861 about 300,000 people made the 2,000-mile 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-mile round-trip trail winds from the center to the actual ruts left by the wagons.

Sight Information

Address:

22267 Hwy. 86, Baker City, Oregon, 97814, United States

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Phone:

541-523–1843

Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Apr.–mid-Oct., daily 9–6; mid-Oct.–Nov. and Mar., daily 9–4; Dec.–Feb., Thurs.–Sun. 9–4

Published 01/25/2016

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