The Oregon Trail Center
The Oregon Trail – crosses Bear Lake County from the border on the southeast to Soda Springs on the northwest. Although much of the trail is covered by paved roads, unpaved portions of the trail are visible parallel to Highway 30 north of Georgetown, Idaho. The Oregon Trail Rendezvous Pageant is held the Saturday before the 24th of July, in Montpelier. The Pageant offers Dutch oven dinner, musical entertainment, and dancing on the old Oregon Trail. National Oregon/California Trail Center (information 1-800-448-BEAR) Travel back in time. Visit Peg Leg Smith’s trading post, spend some time in a wagon train encampment at Clover Creek. Experience living history as real people become pioneers, mountain men, traders, heroes, and scoundrels. Located in Montpelier, Idaho at the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 30.
Rails and Trails Museum
The Rails and Trails Museum located in the lower level of the Oregon Trail Center Celebrates the history of the early railroad crossing through Idaho and other historic routes in the area, the museum also contains early railroad artifacts, many historic photographs, and items that recall the earliest settlers of Bear Lake Valley.