California Trail Interpretive Center | Elko, NV


On my drive from Salt Lake City, Utah to Carson City, NV I stopped at the California Trail Interpretive Center. I was impressed at how well they tell the stories of the lives of those settlers who forged West. Located just off the I-80 West of Elko, NV, if you are traveling that road be sure to make the stop.

Experience first-hand what is was like to be one of the brave American pioneers who first settled throughout Nevada and California.

Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000 mile trek; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know. Discover in their words 2,000 miles of adventure.


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