Pioneer Christmas

Bring the whole family out on December 7th for our Annual Holiday celebration! The celebration is free and open to […] Read More

Library

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

The Elephant

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

For Teachers

The California Trail Interpretive Center is excited to host your next field trip! Our free education programs follow Nevada Education and […] Read More

California Trail Days 2020

California Trail Days Between 1841 and 1869 over 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed up wagons and set out over-land […] Read More

Pioneer Christmas

October 31, 2019

Bring the whole family out on December 7th for our Annual Holiday celebration! The celebration is free and open to […] Read More

Program Gallery

November 11, 2018

The California Trail Center offers free hands on educational programming every weekend for adults and children alike. Visit our Calendar […] Read More

For Teachers

September 20, 2013

The California Trail Interpretive Center is excited to host your next field trip! Our free education programs follow Nevada Education and […] Read More

California Trail Days 2020

June 7, 2013

California Trail Days Between 1841 and 1869 over 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed up wagons and set out over-land […] Read More

Our Mission

The California Trail Interpretive Center interprets the California Trail experience, its related themes, and provides educational and cultural enrichment to the general public.

White Wagon
9 months ago
Unfortunately the weather has prevented our crocheting instructor from making it to the center today and we will have to cancel our Crocheting class today. We will try to reschedule it in the near future. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The California Trail Interpretive Center

The California Trail Interpretive Center

Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. The California Trail Interpretive Center offers dioramas and interactive exhibits that immerse the visitor in the trail experience of those who endured the 2,000 mile trek.

Exhibits, Demonstrations & More

At the California Trail Center in Elko, Nevada you will have the opportunity to experience multimedia exhibits, life-size dioramas, original art, and video productions. You can hike the trails, attend interpretive programs, and speak with knowledgeable staff.

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