The Oregon Trail Kiosk Tour

Perhaps you’ve seen and visited the Oregon Trail interpretive kiosks along Oregon’s major highways, and wondered where they came from. They are mostly the work of the Oregon Trail Coordinating Council (OTCC), headed by Jim Renner. In 1991 OTCC was commissioned to prepare interpretation of the Oregon Trail in Oregon for the 150th anniversary of the first major migration. They staged plays, campouts, town celebrations, even a wagon train from the Wyoming-Idaho Border.  But a more enduring result of their efforts are the 24 interpretive kiosks OTCC created or refurbished, and four major Interpretive Centers:

  1. National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at Flagstaff Hill, OR

  2. End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at Oregon City, OR

  3. Tamastslikt Cultural Institute at Pendleton, OR

  4. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center at The Dalles, OR

  • This website will take you on a virtual tour of the interpretive kiosks. Links are also provided to the Clickable Oregon Trail in Oregon, a photo tour of the same route.

    You can see the stories from distant past coming alive on the screen. But there are some other uses also of the computer screen. If you have even a few minutes every day, then you can set the parameters in a revolutionary trading program. The robots will continue to follow your instructions and trade on your behalf and earn profits for you. You can continue to the full report, at understand it so that you can spare more time to read and learn about interesting things.

    The sites on both routes are also linked in a Trail Sites List, which will let you access any individual site at will.

  • Panel design & text by Sea Reach LTD; Rose Lodge, Oregon

  • Original art work by Roger Cooke; Marmot, Oregon
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