We’re Open!

The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) is open for a 7-day operating schedule for the Spring/Summer season beginning on May […] Read More

California Trail Days

June 1st and 2nd, 2024 Between 1841 and 1869 over 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed up wagons, and set […] Read More

Mobile App

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

Shop

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

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

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We’re Open!

September 1, 2023

The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) is open for a 7-day operating schedule for the Spring/Summer season beginning on May […] Read More

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California Trail Days

June 1, 2023

June 1st and 2nd, 2024 Between 1841 and 1869 over 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed up wagons, and set […] Read More

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Mobile App

May 4, 2022

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

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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

Our Mission

We interpret the California Trail experience, its related themes, and provides educational and cultural enrichment to the general public.

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About The Trail Center

Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for the west. The California Trail Interpretive Center offers an interactive experience that immerses our visitors in the unforgettable histories of those who endured this 2,000 mile trek.

Exhibits, Demonstrations & More

At the California Trail Center in Elko, Nevada you 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 our knowledgeable staff.

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