DescriptionAlong the Umatilla River and once a stop on the Oregon Trail, the city of Echo was founded in 1880 and is near the confluence of I-84 and US 395. The Echo Historical Museum , jct. Bonanza and Main sts., was built in 1920 and formerly housed a bank. Today, it displays Echo and Oregon Trail artifacts. Further information is available from the Echo City Hall, 20 S. Bonanza St.; phone (541) 376-8411.
The Oregon Trail Arboretum , 801 E. Gerone St. (SR 320), features more than 130 labeled shrubs and trees. The Covered Wagon/Fire Museum in Fort Henrietta Park, along the Umatilla River and between Bridge and Main sts., displays area artifacts and antique firefighting equipment and vehicles. Visitors can view the vintage vehicles from outside the museum and use interactive exhibits to learn about each one. An 1860s county jail and a fort-style blockhouse also are on the grounds, which feature interpretive panels examining the results of archeological excavations done in the area. Informational pamphlets about these sites and a walking tour of Echo are available at the City Hall.