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Applegate Trail Interpretive Center

500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, OR 97497-9746
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This center sits right on the first land claim in the County. Next to it is one of the few... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Always closed. Is this shut down or what? Convienietly near the I-5 corridor but if it's "kaput" they should take it dow

Am not sure why it's always closed and it does look abandoned. Like many relics that aren't kept up... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Jim A
Roseburg, Oregon
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This a pretty cool history museum that much better on the inside than the outside. It would be of interest to travelers on I-5 and also folks staying at the historic Wolf Creek Inn at nearby Wolf Creek, OR.
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500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, OR 97497-9746
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This center sits right on the first land claim in the County. Next to it is one of the few remaining covered bridges which spans Graves Creek - the site of the grave of a young girl who did not survive the covered wagon ascent...More

Thank roguebnb
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Am not sure why it's always closed and it does look abandoned. Like many relics that aren't kept up folks should either do something about their attraction or at least give it some upkeep to keep away rats and the tall weeds to become an...More

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The unassuming exterior of this place could easily lead a person passing by to underestimate the value of a visit to this place. The museum is a privately owned and curated labor of love, built in large measure from family history and heirlooms. Its displays...More

Thank hedlamp
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Are you one of those travelers who zips down the highway from Point A to B, without taking the time to check out some of the small, roadside attractions? Well don't be! You would miss out on so many neat things, like this little family-operated...More

Thank Leebot
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was ready to pull off the 5 for a nap, and instead I dropped in to this privately run museum. I really made the right choice! I was lucky to be there when the proprietor, who told me she financed the museum years ago...More

Thank janetR7281PV
Reviewed 11 July 2016

You pull up and it looks abandoned on the outside, with an oldtimer sitting out front. I thought to myself, is this worth going in?? Well was I wrong, the old guy turned out to be ninety one and a descendant of the original homesteaders....More

Thank Bigway43
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The brown freeway signs of historical sites are often just driven past. Well If you ever wanted to stop at one, this is the one. The staff was very informative and the movie about the Applegate Trail was very good. The display items really take...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museum that tells the history of the Applegates and their trek across the country, as well as this part of Oregon. It houses a large collection of artifacts, as well as a museum quality screening room with a short video that...More

Thank Jw550
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Driving along I-5, a sign on the freeway for a covered bridge caught my eye. Thinking this would be a nice rest spot, I pulled off for some time off the road. Right next to the bridge, the authentically "western" facade, complete with covered wagons,...More

1  Thank Cliff M
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This small museum is a bit eccentric but in a charming way. The hosts make you feel right at home and are so obviously full of pride in their collection that it's impossible not to be affected by their enthusiasm. They are very knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank Erik_the_Read
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12 August 2017|
Response from hedlamp | Reviewed this property |
It was $5 each for adults when I visited; I don't know if they offer any discounts. I'm guessing it's the same, but it's possible that it's changed!