Baker City, Oregon


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

528 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
21 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"


In Baker City’s second year running for Most Beautiful we saw even more of what this quaint small town has to offer. While the Geiser Grand Hotel is still a main attraction with its historic building, trade mark clock tower, and highly acclaimed food, our visit included the Adler House, Thomas Angus Ranch, Sumpter Valley Railroad and Oregon Trail Interpretive Center as well.

The Leo Adler House Museum explores the life of a Baker City philanthropist from the 1800s with tours, art, and dining on site. The Oregon Trail and Sumpter Valley Railroad also take visitors back in time to re-live westward expansion and gold country both with interactive offerings.

Thomas Angus Ranch raises cattle beneath the Elkhorn Mountains with real cowboys wrangling cattle and a party barn. Visitors may also enjoy fly fishing locally or attending community events like the annual Wooden Bat Tournament, We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival, Music in the Meadow or one of several rodeos.

Baker City’s also a prime location to view wildlife, particularly elk, whether on the Elkhorn Scenic Byway or a guided tour. Don’t miss the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Museum, Brownlee Reservoir or the downtown walking tour while in town. For more on what Baker City offers see their reviews.

Absolutely gorgeous. Baker has a little of everything.
Reviewed by Chelseacheyenne
on September 17, 2012
A place of unspoiled wonder . . . great place to explore . . . and the best little rodeo this side of Pecos!
Reviewed by prospectorschocolate
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful scenery, great shops, friendly people, and unique atmosphere.
Reviewed by dojeagle
on September 17, 2012
Tell us a bit about this town. Why do you like it? What are the best places in town? Why are you voting for it? I have to get my "Baker City Fix" at least once a month. I travel 2 hours from Idaho to visit this area and the one thing I always tell everyone about it is how friendly everyone is. It is like how the rest of America use to be. People wave at you when you drive down the country roads, whether they know you or not. The people you rub shoulders with in the stores are always friendly and go out of their way to speak to you. It is simply REFRESHING to be in Baker City, Oregon.... Period!
Reviewed by gr8gardener
on September 17, 2012
Great place to live.....super friendly people.....just plain the very best.
Reviewed by Pianoplunker
on September 17, 2012
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