ELKO, Nev. – The California Trial Interpretive Center was recently named as one of the Top Ten Western Museums of 2014 by True West magazine.
In the September 2014 issue, True West states “Travelers across northern Nevada should not miss the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, where visitors will enjoy the permanent exhibits on the history of the California Trail and the local Shoshone Indians, as well as numerous annual living history events.”
"This recognition of the California Trail Interpretive Center as one of the Top Ten Western Museums by True West magazine is a tribute to the power of partnerships and all those who contributed to the development of the Center,” said Center Manager, Gary Koy. “The partnership between the city and county of Elko. the State of Nevada and the BLM has produced a world class facility. The recognition by True West magazine is a major step forward in increasing awareness of the opportunities the Trail Center offers and encouraging the public to visit our area."
The Trail Center offers demonstrations such as flint knapping, tomahawk throwing, black powder, journaling, and fire starting daily at 11 a.m. Programs are available every day at 2 p.m. and schedules are posted at www.blm.gov/cv5c. The Center is free and open seven days a week 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located eight miles west of Elko at Hunter Exit 292. Contact the Trail Center at 775-738-1849 for more information or visit californiatrailcenter.org or www.blm.gov/cv5c. Like the Trail Center on Facebook or follow them on Twitter at @CATrailCenter.
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