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.

This town has the gorgeous Elkhorn Mountains and Eagle Cap Mountains for any outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. It really is a charming town that makes you want to explore something new with each visit.
Reviewed by naebones
on September 17, 2012
Love this place...I have traveled all over the world and never found a place I found any more beautiful.
Reviewed by paustian
on September 17, 2012
Wonderful community, with lots of history and fun places to shop, stay and eat. Love their downtown!
Reviewed by meears
on September 17, 2012
A great little town, lots of history, beautiful scenery, museums, locally owned restaurants, friendly people a great regional theatre group.
Reviewed by ddrigger
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is a beautiful, friendly small town. A great place to raise a family!
Reviewed by BrookCheyenne
on September 17, 2012
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