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Pioneer Day is an experiential addition to the permanent exhibits about the Oregon Trail that can be seen daily at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Experiential means visitors can participate in games, conversations, and scenarios that recreate the sights, sounds, and dilemmas of early day Oregon Trail pioneers. Sample typical foods or learn how to pack a wagon. For those who’d rather not participate too much, there will be ample opportunities to watch and learn from a distance, or to watch programs in the theater about gearing up for the journey of a lifetime across an unknown frontier.
Featured exhibits for this event include the permanent blacksmithing shop and gold panning located on the interpretive trail.
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon has over 500 acres of Oregon Trail landscape, with actual ruts from the historic wagon trains, and hiking trails winding through the site. Indoor exhibits and an outdoor reproduction wagon encampment tell the story.