Wayside Exhibits

A similar map appears at all of the California Trail wayside exhibits across Nevada. These exhibits were developed to be a complement to the exhibits at the California Trail Interpretive Center.


Whichever direction your travels take you, you're going to have a similar experience to what the California-bound emigrants had. You're going to see the same country, except for the towns and the ranch meadows. The big difference, though, is that you'll be traveling at a much faster pace. From anywhere in Nevada, you can be in California in a relatively few hours. For the emigrants, it was still as much as a month's journey. As you drive and look at the country, think about those people who plodded along day after day through the thick alkali dust and sand - headed toward dreams of gold or a new life.

The buttons below are listed in order traveling from east to west.