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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California Trail Exhibits

Pioneer History Museum

The California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, is a pioneer history museum that takes visitors through a historical immersion like […]

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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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California Trail Library

Library

 Welcome to the Western Emigrant Trail Collection and Bob Pearce Memorial Digital Collection Are you looking for a unique source for historical […]

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The Elephant

The Elephant

“I suppose,“ said Meek, “that it comes from circus talk, like when you went to the circus folks’ll ask: ‘Well […]

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California Trail Center

The Plaza

This to-scale map of the Great Basin depicts the many trails pioneers took to cross the desert from Salt Lake […]

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View of the Ruby  Mountains and Hastings Cutoff in the background

Hike the Trails

Enjoy the easy hiking trails adjacent to the Trail Center, which offer spectacular views of the Ruby Mountains, the historic […]

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Gift Shop

California Trail Shop

The emigrants felt such relief and excitement upon entering John Sutter’s store at the end of their journey along the […]

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Wagon Encampment

Encampments

Covered wagons, hand carts, and tents depict a typical pioneer encampment. Contrasted with this is the traditional Shoshone village. Learn about […]

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California Trail Center Exhibits

Exhibits

The California Trail Interpretation Center is home of a wide variety of exhibits and activities to enjoy. From art to […]

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