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Center Sights Oregon/Washington BLM



Center Sights

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. Its setting is the great sagebrush steppe between the Rockies and the Cascades.

Upon entering the Center's lobby, visitors will be welcomed and oriented by Center staff and volunteers. In addition to the 150-seat Leo Adler Theater and adjacent Flagstaff Gallery, visitors will find more than 11,000 square feet of permanent exhibits, an information desk, thematic sales shop, restrooms and the Center's administrative offices.

There is no restaurant available on site. Information desk staff are available to answer questions about the facility or other area attractions, and to provide any other assistance necessary to make the visitor experience safe and enjoyable. Once oriented, visitors will begin their self-guided journey through the stunning life-size trail scene recreated in the Main Gallery, setting the stage for their journey along the Oregon Trail.



The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is designed to be barrier free.

  • Although located atop a hill, the main parking lot and building are on one level.
  • Paved trails are designed at grades of 5% or less. Telescopes, shade shelters, benches and pullouts provide opportunities for rest and observation along the trails.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available to borrow during your visit to the Interpretive Center.
  • Hearing assistance devices are available by request to use in the theater and exhibits. Videos are close captioned.

Staff at the Interpretive Center can accommodate many other needs for accessibility. Please call ahead of your visit (541-523-1843) to plan for any additional concerns about fully utilizing the site, exhibits, and programs.


Photo courtesy of Service Dog Assistance Products LLC

Only service dogs performing tasks for persons with disabilities will be allowed inside the facility (as per Americans with Disabilities Act Title ll and Title lll revised September 15, 2010).

Pets are not permitted inside the Interpretive Center, but are allowed on the outside trails. Pets must be leashed and attended at all times; owners are responsible for pick-up and proper disposal of pet waste.