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 grew up near there in is a beautiful area with great roads for bike rides.
Reviewed by Conniej
on September 17, 2012
This is a beautiful town with down to earth plesent people that would give you the shirt off there back.
Reviewed by dondicott
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is the most beautiful and friendliest small town in the USA! The sense of community and the way the locals welcome strangers has to be experienced to be believed. It's like traveling back in time. You really must visit!
Reviewed by kathbrat
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is a great town, if you go there make sure to stop by Barley Brown's Brew Pub...for literally some of the best award winning beer in the world!! Baker is nestled in between two gorgeous mountain ranges, the Elkhorn and Eagle Caps. Great hiking trails and gorgeous views, this town is a must see!!
Reviewed by nicolebutler_02
on September 17, 2012
I love Baker City. What an amazing little town, and what nice people! Great stores, and terrific natural attributes. And what a great downtown.
Reviewed by jonschallert
on September 17, 2012
Showing 156 through 160 of 579 reviews



Add a Photo

You must be logged in to add photos.

Write a Review

Close ×

Vote for

You can only vote once for each town every 24 hours. You can vote again in

Vote for 2013 Best Small Town


Are you a DMO or CVB?
Explore "Best Town Travels" – Rand McNally’s new map-based digital travel guides for your website plus an iPhone and Facebook app! Learn More


Thank you for Voting!

Promote , by sharing your vote or writing a review.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter or Write a Review