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 offers a lot more than just services we need to get through our daily lives. The community allows you to build relationships through business, church, school groups, nonprofit organizations, and the list goes on and on. It not only is the most beautiful town but it also has beautiful people!
Reviewed by hellscanyontours
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is awesome. Where else can you snow ski, water ski, hike, mushroom hunt, big game hunting, snowmobile, camp, walk the city pathway through town, tube down the Powder River that runs through town, walk in Historic Downtown, fishing, horse drawn carriage rides......just for a few things that we all love to do! Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
Reviewed by mom2tandk
on September 17, 2012
Slow paced, friendly folks, somewhat insulated from the harshness of life. Great food at The Chamealeon!!
Reviewed by AnneJosephson
on September 17, 2012
surrounded by beautiful huge mountains; downtown looks like Disneyland - but it is real.
Reviewed by ppetters
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is a beautiful community having been fortunate in its retention of historic structures, which has given it the honor of being on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in a wide valley between two mountain ranges making it picturesque any time of the year. The close proximity of high desert adds to the variety of offerings of great places to live and recreate.
Reviewed by marvsumner
on September 17, 2012
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