Interpretive Center

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Admission will be free for all visitors to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center during December.

The Center, operated by the BLM, is about five miles east of Baker City off Highway 86.

The Center will shift to its winter schedule, open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Dec. 2.

A ranger-led tour will be offered at 2 p.m. daily to give additional insight into the lives of people who traveled on the Oregon Trail.

Pioneer skills will be demonstrated at 11 a.m. on Fridays and Sundays, including candle-dipping, rag doll tying and other pioneer crafts.

At any time, youngsters and the young at heart who fulfill the Junior Ranger challenge by completing fun activities while exploring the exhibits can take the Wagon Master’s Pledge at the end and receive a prize.

Only a few weeks are left to explore “Uncanny Tales along the Oregon Trail” in the Flagstaff Gallery, highlighting the folklore that sprung up around the pioneer experience, and the role these tales play in the history of the Oregon Trail. This exhibit will close Dec. 20.

For a complete schedule of events and activities at the center, call 541-523-1843 or go to oregontrail.blm.gov.

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