Dutch oven cooking is a wonderful way to connect with our pioneer past. Join Duane Jones in the pioneer camp and learn the basics of Dutch Oven Cooking. Jones serves as a board member of the California Trail Heritage Alliance.
We are a Bureau of Land Management interpretive center focusing on the California Trail experience and its global impacts from 1841-1869.
We have dioramas and interactive exhibits that immerse the visitor in the trail experience. We feature costumed interpretation and demonstrations of daily life for both Native Americans and pioneers. We feature a reconstructed Shoshone village and wagon encampment.
We have a partnership with the non-profit Southern Nevada Conservancy. We sell books, children’s gifts, apparel, candy, and other miscellaneous Trail related items.
Map & Directions
We are physically located just off I-80, 2 miles north of the west end of the Hastings Cutoff and 2 miles East of the Greenhorn Cutoff on the California Trail, 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada.