Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 1:00 PM
Oregon Trail Live
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street
Salem, OR 97301
Admission: $30.00 per team of four
Click here to register online
Whether on an Apple IIe or one of the more recent remakes, every real Oregonian child has played The Oregon Trail game. Now, thanks to the Willamette Heritage Center, Oregonian adults have the opportunity to participate in a live action version, dysentery not included.
What does a live version of the Oregon Trail look like?
"Pretty silly, honestly. Very silly. Hunting involves Nerf guns and college students dressed up as buffalo, if that tells you anything. But while there are lots of ridiculous challenges, we are also here to learn. There's a reason we're getting out of math class to play this game, right? So come ready to learn about Oregon history, which is brutal at times. Did you know that sometimes, parties would make it all the way here only to all drown in the Columbia? Like we said: Brutal."
The day wraps up with the hoe-down afterparty, complete with live music, drinks and hearty pioneer cheer.
For more information, check the Oregon Trail Live website.