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.


The Mormon Trail

The Mormon Trail

Learn about the Mormon Trail at the California Trail Interpretive Center. This journey for the Mormon immigrants began in 1846 […]

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Scotts Bluff

Scotts Bluff

At the California Trail Interpretive Center you can learn about Scotts Bluff, one of the most famous California Trail landmarks […]

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Ruby Mountains

The Ruby Mountains

The Ruby Mountains are an important historical and national conservation area approximately 30 miles east of the California Trail Interpretive […]

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Temporary Exhibit: EIDOS

The California Trail Interpretive Center presents a temporary exhibit, “EIDOS:  Contemplating the Pioneer Experience,” by San Francisco Artist Ann Belden. […]

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Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger is just one of the many stops pioneers made on their westward journey, and you can learn about […]

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Sutter's Fort

Sutter’s Fort

Learn about the importance of Sutter’s Fort in the establishment of the west coast of the United States when you […]

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