2,000 Miles of Adventure

Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000 mile trek; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know. Discover in their words 2,000 miles of adventure.


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Devils Gate Wyoming

Devil’s Gate

At The California Trail Interpretive Center, we invite you to learn about Devil’s Gate in Wyoming, a trail landmark for […]

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Great Grandfather, by Marquell Knight.

“Through Our Own Eyes: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition”

The California Trail Interpretive Center presents its third annual temporary exhibit that features paintings by Native American students from Owyhee […]

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Independence-Rock-Sweetwater-River

The Sweetwater River

At the California Trail Interpretive Center, we bring the stories and adventures of emigrants to life as they traveled along […]

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Mormon Station

Mormon Station

The historic Mormon Station was a life-saving stop along the California Trail. Located in Nevada, this was a crucial point […]

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California Trail Rivers

Rivers along the California Trail

At the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, we love bringing this historical landmark to life for you with […]

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Bidwell-Bartleson Party

Bidwell-Bartleson Party

Learn about the emigrant party who started it all, the Bidwell-Bartleson party, at the California Trail Interpretive Center. As the […]

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