California Trail Days 2022

Trail Days is back! Return to the Trail – June 18th and 19th in Elko, NV Free admission. 10 am […] Read More

We’re Open!

The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) will begin a seven-day operating schedule for the summer season beginning on Monday, June […] 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

California Trail Days 2022

June 1, 2022

Trail Days is back! Return to the Trail – June 18th and 19th in Elko, NV Free admission. 10 am […] Read More

We’re Open!

April 1, 2022

The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) will begin a seven-day operating schedule for the summer season beginning on Monday, June […] Read More

Indian Hawthorn

Useful Plants Along The California Trail

April 1, 2022

There were more useful plants along the California Trail than many of us can imagine today. After all, when you […] Read More

Mobile App

May 4, 2020

The California Trail Interpretive Center is pleased to announce the release of our new mobile app! The CTIC Mobile app […] 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

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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