Friday, September 23, 2016

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center


   Oregon Trail wagons, Mormons on their way to Utah, 49ers on route to California, and Pony Express riders all had to cross the Platte River near the Interpretive Center. These groups of travelers had been following the same trails since starting from the cities of Independence and St. Joseph in Missouri but now as they left the river each group would soon strike out on different routes.

  The interpretive center has very good exhibits with information about all of the groups of travelers with an emphasis on the trails through Wyoming.

  The museum is accessible but some of the hands-on exhibits are not. The simulated river crossing wagon has a slight lip at the entrance.

  The parking lot is large enough for RVs.
Center   42.86694, -106.33667
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4 comments:

  1. Looks like you are heading east! Safe travels

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    1. Yes, we're heading east, faster than I like. We're passing by so many things but we have our annual appointments in PA so we gotta get there in time!

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  2. Dislike having to hurry to keep appointments, but we know how that is!

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    1. Yeah, and the midwest is not high on our must visit list so who knows when we'll be back. Everything looks more interesting when you can't stop for it!

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