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 is a wonderful town. Its a great place to grow up. The four distinct seasons make the mountain ranges and tree lined strees that much more beautiful. Downtown is quaint. This is not just another town, its a community where residents welcome visitor and care for eachother.
Reviewed by bcr
on September 17, 2012
This small town that lies at the edge of forest and high desert provides beautiful views all year round. The town has been restored to historical beauty as well.
Reviewed by caseyboothby
on September 17, 2012
While visiting there, I found two things that were so prominent about the citizens of this town and area...Number 1 was the 'passion' that they felt for their town, their history, and their culture! Number 2 was their determination to keep the above alive and shareable!
Reviewed by bobjohnson
on September 17, 2012
I was born and raised in this town, raised my kids here and can't think of a better place to raise kids.
Reviewed by dhiggins62
on September 17, 2012
a gem of a western historic town and the hub of a remarkable county and heritage
Reviewed by anthea
on September 17, 2012
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