Take The Oregon Trail, But In Your Car And In 2019
But no one's dying of dysentery and we're crossing rivers on bridges.
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Chances are if you're a millennial, The Oregon Trail computer game was dangled in front of your face as a reward at school for completing typing exercises, math problems, and other educational computer lab activities. And it WORKED.
It turns out, there are many sites along The Oregon Trail that you can visit as part of the National Park Service!
The NPS has an interactive trip planner to help you travel The Oregon Trail so you can find a route that works for your time and interests.
Here are the spots you can (and should) visit that also appear in the game:
Note that there are many noteworthy sites to see along The Oregon Trail, but we'll just be highlighting the ones in the game and any nearby sites you could visit in the same day!