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 surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, afording residents and visitors the opportunity for winter sports and awe-inspiring views. In the summer you can experience hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and water skiing, all within minutes of downtown. In the evening you can stroll down the main street, taking in all of the historic buildings and enjoying the local flavor and friendly residents. Baker City is truly a place to live and a memorable town to visit!
Reviewed by Jerry
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is the kind of town that once you live here, it is almost impossible to leave. Each season brings its own special beauty. It has a charm all its own.
Reviewed by TNickell
on September 17, 2012
I LOVE Baker City and Baker County. I love my job. I love the support of each other. Whether it's a sport activity or a sick neighbor. You can count on your neighbor or someone 15 miles away to be there for you and your family. And Baker City loves visitors. Anytime of the year, there is always something to show a visitor. Wildlife, art, events, scenic adventures and much more. There is not enough room to write all my feelings of how much I truly adore Baker City. It's a great place to kick back
Reviewed by Karlynn
on September 17, 2012
Friendly folks, great place to live or just visit and gorgeous setting!
Reviewed by katheworsley
on September 17, 2012
Quit and beautiful town.
Reviewed by sukhi
on September 17, 2012
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