We’re Open!

The California Trail Center is finally open again! Our days/hours of operation will be limited as we align our staffing […] Read More

Shop

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

Read More

Fine Arts Exhibit: Nevada Wild

“Nevada Wild 2020” includes dozens of paintings, multimedia, photographs and sculptures by Nevada artists. The exhibit opens January 2 and […] 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

We’re Open!

July 21, 2021

The California Trail Center is finally open again! Our days/hours of operation will be limited as we align our staffing […] 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

Fine Arts Exhibit: Nevada Wild

January 10, 2020

“Nevada Wild 2020” includes dozens of paintings, multimedia, photographs and sculptures by Nevada artists. The exhibit opens January 2 and […] Read More

Through Our Own Eyes: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition

November 21, 2019

Through Our Own Eyes is a temporary exhibit that features paintings by Native American students from Owyhee Combined School, located […] 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
3 days ago
Want to experience what pioneer kids did on the trail?

@snconservancy 's California Trail Center staff will be in Lamoille next Friday night for Cool Canyon Evenings. https://t.co/c6P8nRS00Y
CATrailCenter photo
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.

Connect On Facebook

Start typing and press Enter to search