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