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Get hands-on with Western history at the California Trail Interpretive Center, where visitors can immerse themselves in the experiences of emigrants and Native Americans during the United States' period of Western Expansion. Programs and live...more
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This center is about 10 or so miles west of Elko on the westbound side of the highway. We have stopped here before and I wanted my sister who had never been there to experience it. It is free to experience but they do have...More
We visited the center while meeting family in Elko. The center is new since the last time we were in town. We did not plan enough time to fully absorb all the center has to offer. We look forward to returning, in the near future.
The best interpretive centre we have been to = and we have been to many. SO loved the info on the California trail, the hardships of the wagons heading west and all the information provided as well as the displays, wagons and more - THANK...More
I've driven past this BLM museum several times and knew that one day I would finally visit it. I did so and was very pleased with what I found.
The museum is small and laid out well. It has several displays on the outside of...More
This is one of the best historical museums of American history that I have been to. This museum is free. New. Interesting. And easy to follow. The video/anamatronic of the Donner party fiasco was awesome!
There are frequently presentations at the museum. I got to...More
This is one of the best places I've stumbled across! It's very interactive, it has a great little gift shop. There's a lot to read about on the grounds. Additionally, if you are interested in the Donner Party, this is a very important location as...More
I think I read every sign and pondered each thought and journal entry here. I felt the museum had done a great job teaching you about the trips the two different traveling groups had at different time frames and the events that surrounded their journeys...More
People complain about driving I-80 through Nevada. A visit to this museum will put it in a whole new perspective as you gain insight into what it was like for settlers to traverse this terrain on foot. Definitely worth a visit. The museum is well...More
This was an awesome spot to stop on our way to Elko. Very engaging dioramas and hands on materials to explore. Unfortunately one of the big features was out of service, but would definitely recommend- worth the stop and admission is free!