Auto Tour Route driving directions and maps provide modern-day travelers with directions along highways that approximate the historic route of the Oregon Trail.
The Places To Go page will also be of value for first time visitors. Or visit the Brochures page to download Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides. These guides provide an interpretive history of the trail through each state along with a listing of sites where trail related interpretive media and/or educational programs may be found as well as driving directions to get there. Auto Tour Routes Guides are also available at many local state and private tourism centers.
The Links & Resources page provides useful contact information for local land and/or site managing agencies and organizations along the route as well as a bibliography of suggested reading materials.
Did You Know?
A few days out of Independence, Missouri, emigrants often camped here for several days in the 1840s waiting for the flooded Blue River to retreat so that they could safely cross.