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 valley is the most beautiful valley in Oregon surrounded by the Elkhorn range on the west and the Eagle Caps on the east. Favorite spot is up Rock Creek in the Elkhorns. Best museum is in Haines. Baker City's downtown is by far the best of any eastern Oregon town.
Reviewed by beverlybeach
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is situated against the backdrop of the Blue Mountains. It retains the original atmosphere of a pioneer town enhanced by revitalization of the downtown area.
Reviewed by ladonnahaefer
on September 17, 2012
I remember visiting my aunt and uncle on a beautiful crisp morning, years ago. The moutains were white with deep snow, the sky was that beautiful turquoise blue, with dancings cloud formations. There were those days that it was huckleberry picking time in the foothills. The town has retained its welcome for all who come for over 100 years. It is a destination for beauty and hospitality. I been to Baker City, you should come also.
Reviewed by 1945
on September 17, 2012
The people are very welcoming and genuine. The air smells so good and the water tastes amazing. You can't beat the views from anywhere in this small town. Great place to meet friends and slow down and enjoy life.
Reviewed by celestekirby
on September 17, 2012
Snow capped peaks all around, beautiful sunsets, every season, a downtown that is a winner for architecture and a calm friendly lifestyle. It is a miracle this town has not been "discovered" and overrun. - Papercut
Reviewed by papercut
on September 17, 2012
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