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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History Of The Covered Wagon

History of the Covered Wagon

Wagon trains were the home and community of westward-bound emigrants, and you can see the types of wagons they traveled […]

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California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush

Few periods of U.S. history evoke a sense of adventure and excitement like the California Gold Rush, and you can […]

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Pony Express

Pony Express

The Pony Express is a fascinating part of the history of the American West, and you can learn more about […]

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The Mormon Trail

The Mormon Trail

Learn about the Mormon Trail at the California Trail Interpretive Center. This journey for the Mormon immigrants began in 1846 […]

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Scotts Bluff

Scotts Bluff

At the California Trail Interpretive Center you can learn about Scotts Bluff, one of the most famous California Trail landmarks […]

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Ruby Mountains

The Ruby Mountains

The Ruby Mountains are an important historical and national conservation area approximately 30 miles east of the California Trail Interpretive […]

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Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger is just one of the many stops pioneers made on their westward journey, and you can learn about […]

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Sutter's Fort

Sutter’s Fort

Learn about the importance of Sutter’s Fort in the establishment of the west coast of the United States when you […]

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Washoe Indian Tribe

No visit to the California Trail Interpretive Center would be complete without learning about the Washoe Indian tribe. This nomadic […]

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Covered Wagon Facing the Long Road Ahead

California Trail Facts

If you’ve never visited us at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, you might be asking yourself, “What is […]

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Paiute Numa Indians

Numa Indians (Northern Paiute)

Visit our Numa Indian exhibit at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada to learn more about this semi-nomadic […]

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Fort Laramie Site

Fort Laramie

Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, and feel the excitement of the thousands of travelers passing through […]

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shoshone-women

Western Shoshone

Join us at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, and learn the ancient ways of the Western Shoshone. […]

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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

Chimney rock was one of the most prevalent landmarks along the California Trail. Hundreds of thousands of people used this […]

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Bison On Trail

Animals Along The California Trail

The California Trail was a trail that spanned over 2000 miles for immigrants as they moved westward for gold or […]

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Chimney Rock

Landmarks Along The California Trail

In addition to the great interactive exhibits we have at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, many of […]

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Pioneer Wagons

Pioneer Wagons

The California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada has a wealth of knowledge about the pioneer wagons that settlers used […]

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The Simplicity Of Pioneer Life

The Simplicity Of Pioneer Life

The simplicity of pioneer life and its allure can be experienced first-hand at The California Trail Interpretative Center in Elko, […]

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