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.

I was lucky to call Baker City home for a couple years...hope to get back there very soon! Outdoor paradise - Awesome ski area, mtn biking, hiking, etc...and the Best Brew Pub in the Americas - Barley Browns!!
Reviewed by JK
on September 17, 2012
I grew up in Baker, have traveled all over the world for the last 21 years and I can tell you there is no finer place in the entire country to call home than Baker City Oregon. I can't wait to once again call it home.
Reviewed by treethief
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is my very own "Heaven on Earth.' It is so beautiful and serene! There is so much to do with all of the awesome outdoor locations and the people are all really friendly! I love visiting Baker City!
Reviewed by dk4976
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful valley, lots of history, surrounded by the Oregon trail
Reviewed by charliehiggins
on September 17, 2012
The most genuinely friendly people live there! It really is a beautiful little 'city', especially in the summer! We love to visit and stroll the downtown streets. Make sure and visit the park which is loaded with huge beautiful trees.
Reviewed by closetdoc
on September 17, 2012
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