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 has so much history and a wonderful small town feeling with friendly people! We just spent a May weekend there and it has to be one of the most beautiful places I've been. Blue sky, snow covered mountain ranges on both sides of the town, lush green meadows and blooming trees! Don't miss the Oregon Trail Interpertive center too.
Reviewed by annohiggins
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful scenery and friendly residents. What's not to like?
Reviewed by lyoung74
on September 17, 2012
Small town on the Oregon trail that's blessed to be near forest, water and snow recreation. The best scenery is definitely in the spring when everything is in bloom and the range land is still green!
Reviewed by Quaker
on September 17, 2012
Friendly small town. Beautiful surroundings. In the winter, it's great to head up to Anthony Lakes to it the slopes. Easy to feel like an instant neighbor around here.
Reviewed by Jbean909
on September 17, 2012
No matter your interests Baker City has it all. Bicycling, Motorcycling, hiking, camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, art, food, beer, music, antiques, fairs, festivals, flea-markets, skiing, boating, mushroom or berry picking, history, shopping, anything you can think up really
Reviewed by kylesknapping
on September 17, 2012
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