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.


Bison On Trail

Animals Along The California Trail

The California Trail was a trail that spanned over 2000 miles for immigrants as they moved westward for gold or […]

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Chimney Rock

Landmarks Along The California Trail

In addition to the great interactive exhibits we have at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, many of […]

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Pioneer Wagons

Pioneer Wagons

The California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada has a wealth of knowledge about the pioneer wagons that settlers used […]

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The Simplicity Of Pioneer Life

The Simplicity Of Pioneer Life

The simplicity of pioneer life and its allure can be experienced first-hand at The California Trail Interpretative Center in Elko, […]

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Fort Sutter

Forts Along The California Trail

At California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, you can step back in time to learn about the old forts […]

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Group Visits

Group Visits

The California Trail Interpretive Center located in Elko, Nevada is a prime location for Nevada field trips, group hikes, group […]

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