National Oregon/California Trail Center

The National Oregon/California Trail Center is located along the original Oregon Trail, in the beautiful Bear Lake Valley of southeastern Idaho.

The Trail Center was built to preserve and promote the pioneer history and heritage of the Oregon/California Trail and the Bear Lake Valley area. It offers interpretive displays and exhibits telling the story of the pioneers who braved the arduous, six-month, 2,000 mile journey across the unsettled American West from Missouri to the Oregon Territory.

The Center also includes a gift shop, spacious restrooms, a theater for viewing films and cultural/musical events, an art exhibit featuring the Oregon Trail paintings of Idaho artist Gary Stone, and the Rails and Trails Museum that includes exhibits highlighting the heritage of the Bear Lake Valley.

320 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 323
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

Phones: 208-847-3800; Toll Free: 866-847-3800


Additional Information

  • Cache Valley Visitors Bureau at 800-882-4433
  • Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-448-2327
  • Bear River Heritage Area at 1-877-772-7242
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