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.


Chief Truckee

Chief Truckee

Chief Truckee is one of the many famous historical figures who were pivotal to the formation of the series of […]

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Colonel John Jack Myers

You can learn fascinating facts about the California Trail and hear the stories of some of its most famous travelers, […]

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Ash Hollow Complex

The California Trail Interpretive Center is home to interactive exhibits and information about the people and landmarks of the historic […]

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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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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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