National Oregon / California Trail Center, Montpelier

#6 of 69 in Museums in Idaho
Must see · History Museum · Museum
You and your family will become members of a simulated wagon train headed west and be guided by our Wagon Master and live cast of pioneers whose dialog and stories will make the adventure come alive! It's a fun and educational experience for the entire family.

Tours & Gift Shop Open Daily May 1st through September 30th

Gift Shop only open October 1- April 30th, Tuesday thru Friday 10 AM - 2 PM. Tours in winter by reservation only
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  • We drove from Texas, building our vacation around this museum. We had checked the website for days and hours of operation. We arrived only to find a sign saying it's closed until the end of the...  more »
  • We were so bummed when we pulled into the parking lot to find a sign indicating they were closed! Totally understandable to be closed at this point but we had checked and double checked the website...  more »
  • A fun experience and museum. The basement hosts a free to see museum with some pioneer-era things like spinning wheel, typewriters, books, swords, and sewing machines. There is a paid-for experience where they take you through a mercantile recreation prepping for the journey and a campsite that was informative and funny. It may cost more than it's worth, but seems ok once.
  • It's not cheap to get the full experience at this museum, but very, very worth it. The top floor had a wonderful quilt show at the time, and the basement lots of local artifacts that really gave you a feel for the early European settlers. The paid part of the tour is worth every penny--you get a feeling of what kind of sacrifices these settlers had to make. All set in lovely Montpelier, ID. Well worth the drive--we took an hour and stopped at Fossil Butte Nat Monument on the way home which was also fun.

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