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End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045-1058
+1 503-657-9336
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Official End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon. The visitor center is a state welcome center with free travel information, itineraries, and brochures. Also find the country store gift shop and visitor lounge with complimentary coffee and tea. The interpretive center offers the "Bound for Oregon" featured film, genealogy assistance for descendants of pioneers, and exciting and interactive exhibits that include period games and crafts like candle dipping and making a rag doll or journal. Outside the Interpretive Center, enjoy the heritage garden, a guided walk of one-thousandth of the trail, and Abernethy Green with pioneer lawn games and 24/7 signage implementing smart phone technology.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oregon trail” (64 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“all ages” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
LOCATION
1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045-1058
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+1 503-657-9336
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"oregon trail"
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"gift shop"
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"all ages"
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"history buff"
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"candle making"
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"minute film"
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"small garden"
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"hands on activities"
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"great museum"
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"two hours"
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"staff went out of their way"
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"my favorite part"
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"african americans"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"outdoor area"
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"wagon train"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a well laid out museum with some interactive fun for kids. We spent about 2 hours here and left. It isn’t an all day trip. Nice displays, great info ( a great amount of time is spent reading), nice movies. 👍🏼

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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for reviewing us! We're glad you enjoyed the balance of interactive displays and the more detailed exhibit signs. We hope you'll come back to visit again!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a wonderful history of the events and people travelling the Oregon Trail, however it isn't for very young children. My grandson is 7, extremely smart and the only area that held his interest was the school house set-up and dress-up clothes. The...More

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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your review of us! We're glad to hear your grandson enjoyed the interactive features of the museum. We'll definitely keep your experience in mind in the future when we consider adding new programming. We do have special events that will be more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one our list of places to take out of town guests, they always love to learn the history of area and the trail. They also have great music in the park & festival eventsMore

Thank homesbycoy
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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us and for sharing our local history with visitors! We also have a State and County Welcome Center on our site, which your guests might enjoy perusing for free travel information on other attractions in the area. The concerts in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important story telling museum of the facts regarding the Oregon Trail. Lots of exhibits detailing the harsh conditions faced by those on the Oregon Trail and a great 25 minute film in the theatre explains the journey. AllAmerican children should visit this...More

Thank David M
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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing us! We really take it to heart that visitors from abroad such as yourselves found our exhibits compelling and a good balance of story and facts. We're glad we could help you learn about the west during your visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum tells the history of the founding of Oregon through lots of story-telling by way of an entertaining film and displays. It covers the "underside" of Oregon's history as well, including the "exclusion laws." Highly recommended even for people who don't usually like history...More

Thank Steve K
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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the displays and that you think even someone who doesn't normally enjoy museums would, too. We hope you'll come again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say much more than I was pleasantly surprised by how well the museum and it's grounds were kept. Having lived in Oregon for 10 years and traveling back yearly for the past 25 years to visit family I had never taken time to visit...More

Thank Jack C
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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing this review! We're happy to hear that even the details of the upkeep of the buildings and grounds added to your pleasant experience. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go today June 16th, 2018 unless you want to arrive and find that the museum is completely closed except to a three-hour lecture series which still doesn't allow you access to the other buildings filled with historical artifacts. There was no notice of anything...More

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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Liza, Thank you for sharing your experience and posting "Warning. Call first!!!". I regret not posting a clear message of the programming for Saturday, June 16th. We have not closed the center before to offer a special program; we have learned now what...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great and a must do. Lots of things for kids. Plan to spend ~2 hours. The period dressed interpreter we had was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Lots of hands on. Greatly enjoyed!More

Thank Kevinandanna
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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us and for highlighting how special our interpreters are! Some are volunteers and their willingness to share their knowledge with visitors like you is a big part of what this site offers. We're happy to hear you had fun and hope you'll...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Super kitschy but super fun. My best friend who lives in Portland and I went. We did all of the interactive things and had a blast. We came home with candles that we dipped ourselves. A completely adorable afternoon.

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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for reviewing us! We're glad to hear you and your friend had a fun day in the interpretive center. Come again next time you need a new candle and you could make another!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

PERFECT grounds, invisible from street almost, coming from 205 going east. Big sign on Mclaughlin if coming from east. Ample parking, restrooms, gift store (paltry stuff but nice inside) beaucoup brochures. 25 minute movie in little theatre setting, one room store mockup, a few wagons....More

Thank Cindy S
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BethanyHOC, Public Relations Manager at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for writing this review. Yes, there is one more exhibit space that we're sorry to hear you didn't get to see. You'd be welcome to come back and see everything without buying admission again, of course. We do our best to accommodate all our...More

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Bambi8899
3 November 2017|
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Response from dmestasjr | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a restaurant at all. They do have a gift shop with snacks & drinks. There is a nice picnic area for lunch. I can't recall seeing anything near by to dine at.
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Sheila S
27 July 2017|
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Response from BethanyHOC | Property representative |
No, we do not have a water park. There is a large grass lawn, but no water features.
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Sheila S
27 July 2017|
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Response from BethanyHOC | Property representative |
There is a grassy lawn, garden, and interpretive trail, but there is not any play structure (slides, etc.).
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