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 have been doing a bit of research on Baker City as we are planning a visit there this fall for a week. From everything I have seen and read about it, I am really looking forward to our trip and this nomination just confirmed that we have made a good choice!
Reviewed by portian
on September 17, 2012
It is a beautiful town and very Patriotic there are many parades that the town does to do with America. Everyone in the town is very welcoming! The town feels more like a big family than anything else! Everyone is really friendly! It also has amazing family food! There is amazing homemade food for whatever you crave from Mexican to Italian! It is an amazing town!
Reviewed by hannamao
on September 17, 2012
Lived in Baker City all my life, its a beautiful place to live with very friendly people!!!
Reviewed by braniboo
on September 17, 2012
Great town, pretty in all seasons!
Reviewed by popomyk
on September 17, 2012
Beautifull area, views of the mountains from town are great !
Reviewed by travelingal
on September 17, 2012
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