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.

Dog friendly, bike friendly, great parks and walkways - it's a beautiful town in a beautiful valley!
Reviewed by dandydog
on September 17, 2012
Baker City represents to me what small town beautiful America is. Wonderful place to raise a family.
Reviewed by chickendoodles
on September 17, 2012
Love the people and all the fun summer events!
Reviewed by trishbrinton
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is true 'living' history, with over 100 buildings and homes on the National Historic Register, charming shopping, great dining options, including the world-award winning Barley Brown's microbrew. The people are friendly, and the surrounding area offers so much to see from the National Historic Oregon Trail Center to Hells Canyon National Scenic Byway. I love this town!
Reviewed by striplett
on September 17, 2012
It truly is the most beautiful city in America. Friendly people; clean air; and lots of art.
Reviewed by jankirby
on September 17, 2012
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