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.


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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“The Woman Who Sings to Birds,” by Terry Howard

Through Our Own Eyes: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition

Through Our Own Eyes is a temporary exhibit that features paintings by Native American students from Owyhee Combined School, located […]

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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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Native American

Washoe Indian Tribe

No visit to the California Trail Interpretive Center would be complete without learning about the Washoe Indian tribe. This nomadic […]

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