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.

Baker City is a wonderful, historic Oregon town - a must-visit!
Reviewed by CerissaM
on September 17, 2012
The Powder River babbles through the center of this town. A walk on the shaded walkway that parallels the river is the most pleasant of exercises. In the summer townsfolk can be seen tubing through town on the river's gentle rapids. Nestled in the Baker Valley this gem is surrounded by mountain ranges that boast delectable huckleberries every August.
With four beautiful seasons Baker City is the epitome of small town America. Main Street boasts the beautifully restored Geiser Grand Hotel and the once majestic Baker Hotel now houses businesses and apartments. The Miners' Jubilee in the month of July celebrates the mining heritage that is part of Baker City's heritage. With skiing, camping, hiking,and boating in the surrounding mountains, this is an ideal getaway. Neighbor helps neighbor and business owners wave a friendly hello. It is idyllic and down-to-earth all in one terrific package.
Reviewed by lgsnyder
on September 17, 2012
I try to visit every year. I enjoy the history that this small town has. I love the mountains and meadows that surround it. The Leo Adler walk that parallels the Powder River is beautiful and peacful to walk. The people are friendly. I wish I could live here.
Reviewed by arthurswoman
on September 17, 2012
Best hometown ever. Come visit.
Reviewed by yoyo
on September 17, 2012
My husband and I travel quite a bit with our kids and Baker City is literally the most beautiful city we have been to and we are blessed to have the chance to live here. Wonderful place to raise children.
Reviewed by ARobb
on September 17, 2012
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