National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Using life-size displays, and multi-media and living-history presentations, the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center dramatically tells the story of the hopes, dreams, joys, and heartaches of Oregon Trail-era pioneers. A visit to the Center provides a unique opportunity to walk through a wagon train, join a group of emigrants as they cross the frontier, and experience history come to life.

The Center focuses on six themes related to westward migration and settlement:

  • Pioneer Life on the Oregon Trail
  • Mountain Men and early Trail Travelers
  • Native Americans along the Oregon Trail
  • Natural History along the Trail and in Eastern Oregon
  • Mining and Early Settlement
  • History of the General Land Office – Grazing Service – Bureau of Land Management

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a Department of the Interior agency. The BLM is assisted by the Trail Tenders, Inc., a local non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.