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.

Stop for a minute to appreciate the beauty of this town. It's an experience that will keep you coming back.
Reviewed by chrisse
on September 17, 2012
Great small town with friendly people and spectacular views of the Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountains.
Reviewed by sbrooks3305
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?Bestest place in the west.
Reviewed by Jacquie
on September 17, 2012
Baker City has some lovely historic buildings and some great people living in it and in the surrounding area. We have a wonderful park and a great museum across from the park. The town is clean and attractive with some unique businesses. Why am I voting for Baker City? Because I love this beautiful town!
Reviewed by hbcinc
on September 17, 2012
Grew up in this area. Beautiful, scenic, friendly.....wonderful
Reviewed by HFARLEY
on September 17, 2012
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