Midway Village doing ‘Oregon Trail’ in real life!

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Photo: Midway Village via Enjoy Illinois

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford’s Midway Village Museum is set to host a real-world simulation of the classic computer game “The Oregon Trail” this weekend.

“The Oregon Trail” was a educational computer game published in 1971 which put the player in the role of a 19th-century wagon leader guiding a party of settlers via covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon.

Midway Village describes the “Oregon Trail: IRL” experience as: “Many pioneer wagons fail to make it all the way on the Oregon Trail! Test your pioneer skills to see if you have what it takes. Families of all ages are welcome to test their skills during a live action Oregon Trail experience!”

Players at Saturday’s event can shoot rubber-band guns, pull team members across tarp rivers and avoid the types of problems that in those days could lead to death, such as a broken leg or dysentery.

Adult tickets are $8, Children (3-17) are $6, and children 2 and under get in free. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road.

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