National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier Idaho

RAILS & TRAILS MUSEUM

The Rails & Trails Museum strives to preserve and display artifacts and exhibits which demonstrate the heritage of the Bear Lake Valley.  Although part of the Trail Center, admission to the Rails & Trails Museum is free to the public.

The museum is comprised of three major collections:

Railroad Exhibit
Artifacts of early railroad in Montpelier. All railroad lovers will enjoy this exhibit.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Exhibit
The pioneers brought many items into the valley by wagon. Learn about the challenges faced by the pioneers in their historic travels.

Bear Lake County Historical Society
Includes other artifacts more recently donated reflecting the early history of Montpelier and the Bear Lake valley. The society has a wealth of historians that have documented local history and folk lore.

Season Hours:

The Rails and Trails Museum is open free to the public from the Saturday prior to Memorial Day through Labor Day.  

                              9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday thru Thursday

                              9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday thru Saturday

For more information go  to: www.railsandtrails.net

 

The photos below highlight just a few of the interesting

things you'll see at the museum

 

 

 

 

AT THE CENTER
Traveling West Interpretive Exhibits
Rails & Trails Museum
Oregon Trail Paintings
Gift Shop
Allinger Community Theatre
Scenic Trails
Chuck Wagon