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Oregon City, Oregon: End of The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Three buildings that resemble covered wagons were built in the early 1990s. The weathered covering was removed years ago; the skeletal hoop frames remain.

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1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR
I-205 exit 10, turn right at the first stoplight. The Interpretive Center is about half a mile down the road.
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Wagon spines.

End of The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

The interpretive center used to be three covered wagons, but now it is just three buildings with covered wagon-like spines over it. The white cloth over the wagons got dirty and damaged over the years (which I think made them look more authentic), and so they took them down. The museum is still open; it just doesn't look as cool.

[Jody Day, 07/29/2007]

Aug. 2020: Photo added.

Oregon Trail map.

End of the Oregon Trail Center: Giant Covered Wagons

Travelers along I-205 near Portland may be startled to see what looks like a series of giant covered wagons on the valley floor. These giant wagons are the End of the Oregon Trail Center, an interactive museum that details the journeys that various pioneers endured. Interpretive guides take you through the first two parts of the museum, while the last allows you to take your time looking through various artifacts of the journey. Allow at least an hour and a half for your visit; consider taking your twelve-year-old. And don't go if it looks like flooding.

[B. Durbin, 09/23/2003]

Aug. 2020: Photo added.

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