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.

There is nothing that can replace the great weather (four different seasons!) and views of this little town. There is plenty to do, but still small enough for a sense of closeness you can't find anywhere else.
Reviewed by eel85
on September 17, 2012
This town is beautiful and close-knit!
Reviewed by shroyes
on September 17, 2012
Nestled in a lush valley between two of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Oregon.
Reviewed by MaryW
on September 17, 2012
Four seasons. Friend people. Beautiful scenery in town and all around it. Who wouldn't love a town like this. The best part is how quaint and quiet it can be when you need it, yet still have fun and quirky experiences!
Reviewed by erin_nicole717
on September 17, 2012
A special place that combines scenic beauty with the best of Oregon History.
Reviewed by bakercitygirl
on September 17, 2012
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