The Oregon Trail began in Independence, Missouri. We were there last spring and visited the National Frontier Trails Museum. Last year we went to the National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, and the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon. We've stopped at landmarks for the pioneers, like Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluff and Independence Rock. We've walked in wagon ruts. I even read a book of journals from women who were on the Oregon Trail.
I thought we might as well finish it up so we went to the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City, Oregon. The museum, theater and outdoor stage are covered with hooped frames to look like the bows on a covered wagon. (I assume they've always been sans canvas.)
By the time the emigrants got to the end of the trail, they'd covered about 2,200 miles and had been travelling 4-6 months!!!
Wagon III is called "End of the Journey", and has more exhibits, these with displays on tools and equipment the emigrants used when they finally got to Oregon Territory.
Click for a few more pictures: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center