A 5' tall obelisk hold a large metal plate with a picture of a covered wagon being pulled into the sunset. Below the wagon, it says "Oregon Trail Memorial" and has five small stars. The sign below is titled "THE ROUTE OF THE OREGON TRAIL IN BOISE" and says "This is the historic parthway of the Oregon Trail through the city of Boise. Follow the footsteps or Native Americans, fur traders, pioneers, soldiers, and entrepreneurs, from our past to our future and discover Boise City's beginnings." There are several similar plaques around Boise. Each points out what industry grew on that spot or which important individuals in Boise's history lived there.