We’re Open!

The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) will go to a five-day operating schedule for the fall/winter season beginning on Monday, […] Read More

Mobile App

Download the California Trail Center mobile app!   Virtually explore the California Trail sites represented on the outdoor plaza, learn […] Read More

Shop

Select items are available for purchase through our partners, Southern Nevada Conservancy

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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

Nevada Wild Art Exhibit Tribute To The 38Th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering California Trail Interpretive Center Elko, Nevada 775-738-1849 Northeastern Nevada Artists And Friends January 20 Thru April 30

Nevada Wild Art Exhibit

December 22, 2022

Nevada Wild Art Exhibit Tribute to The 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering California Trail Interpretive Center Northeastern Nevada Artists and […] Read More

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We’re Open!

September 1, 2022

The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) will go to a five-day operating schedule for the fall/winter season beginning on Monday, […] Read More

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California Trail Days

June 1, 2022

Save the Date Trail Days 2023 will take place June 3rd and 4th next summer! More details in the coming […] Read More

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Mobile App

May 4, 2022

Download the California Trail Center mobile app!   Virtually explore the California Trail sites represented on the outdoor plaza, learn […] 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.

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Big thanks to Southside Elementary Kindergarteners for visiting us yesterday!

Teachers: for more info on Field Trips at the California Trail Center visit https://t.co/YDyKVU1Lmf https://t.co/A10LSz9IbQ
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The California Trail Interpretive Center

About The Trail 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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