2,000 Miles of Adventure

Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000 mile trek; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know. Discover in their words 2,000 miles of adventure.


California Trail Exhibits

Pioneer History Museum

The Pioneer History Museum at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, takes visitors through a historical immersion like […]

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Native American Tribes

Tribes On The California Trail

A visit to the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, can bring you face to face with the many […]

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California Trail Pioneers

California Trail Pioneers

The California Trail Interpretative Center in Elko, NV, is the place to go if you want to find out more […]

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Along the California Trail

Along the Trail

Native Americans, Mountain Men, and Pioneers lived, worked, traded, and traveled on the California Trail. Their stories are as varied […]

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Hike The Trails

Trail Geology

Discover the unique trail geology that guided early pioneers along the California Trail at the California Trail Interpretive Center in […]

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Original Art

Gain a greater understanding of the California Trail story through original sculptures, murals, and artwork. Learn more about the artists and […]

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