Center Sights

The following image galleries are examples of what can be seen at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

Six Themes

The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center uses exhibits, sound effects, video presentations as part of its permanent exhibit telling the story of the emigrant experience and the impact of the Oregon Trail. more>>

Upon Arrival

Visitors arriving at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will enjoy a grand view that overlooks a well-preserved segment of the Oregon Trail. more>>


The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center features self-guided exhibits, incorporating state-of-the-art audiovisuals with life-size trail scenes. more>>

Living History Encampment

Living History Encampment

Visitors can learn, and have fun at the same time, by joining the living history characters at the Center's wagon encampment and lode mine site. On most weekends throughout the summer season, Center staff and volunteers portray pioneers and demonstrate ways of life, crafts, cooking, gold panning, and other activities that allow visitors a glimpse back in time. more>>

Living History Performances

Living history presentations help bring to life everyday experiences and adventures from the overland emigration era and periods pertinent to the Center's other themes. more>>

Interpretive Trail System

A 4.2 mile trail system loops around Flagstaff Hill and leads visitors to a series of viewpoints and historic sites, including that portion of the Oregon Trail ruts crossing the Center's boundary. more>>

Photos of Wagon Ruts

View images of the original Oregon Trail Wagon Trail ruts that still exist. more>>

Mine Site

Visitors can see remnants of the historic Flagstaff Mine which began operation in 1896. more>>