National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

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The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is a 23,000-square-foot (2,100 m2) interpretive center about the Oregon Trail located 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Baker City, Oregon on Oregon Route 86 atop Flagstaff Hill. It is operated by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Trail Tenders and the Oregon Trail Preservation Trust, and offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles (6 km) of interpretive trails.
Exhibit themes include area natural history, pre-emigrant travelers and explorers, Native Americans, pioneer life, the General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management, and the mining and settlement of Northeast Oregon.

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  • Knowing the Center was closed for renovations, we timed our visit to coincide with the 9:30 ranger presentation. Unfortunately it was canceled because of the poor air quality. There is a table with...  more »
  • Way worth the slight detour. Tour guide at 11.30 was impressive. The building was closed but the park rangers give some great information.  more »
  • The human story. This place really brings to life the hopes, the dreams, and the struggles of the many people strong enough to put one foot in front of the other to start a new life. Love the history and highly recommend visiting.
  • Extremely well done 👍 Animals and people and wagona and scenes looked so real and authentic. 1.5 hours seemed to fly by even though we didn't make time for the 1-hour video or the outside trails because it was very cold and our dog was in the car. Lots of interesting history and quotes. School kids were doing a bingo game and question contest by viewing all the exhibits and the we're all dressed in costumes of the day, as we're the adult escorts. Highly recommend this even if you are not into history or museums like myself.
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