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 here and it is prettier, nicer than anywhere else that i have been.
Reviewed by Sherry
on September 17, 2012
Like steping back in time with familiar comforts including a brew pub, historic hotel featuring fine dining, museums and senic drives to and from this charming town. Beautiful vistas as you explore the surrounding attractions like the Oregon Trail Intrepretive Center or Sumpter Valley Railroad.
Reviewed by Betsy
on September 17, 2012
We drove through Baker City first time 5 years ago and thought that is was such a beautiful small town. It has stone building that were built in the 1890 all along the main Street. Baker City has the Powder River running thru it with a Pathway for walking or riding. PS the people are quite friendly.
Reviewed by truesilver
on September 17, 2012
My vote goes to Baker City because it's one of the most beautiful places I've lived in or visited, and I've worked and traveled in many different parts of the world. It's one of America's best kept secrets!
Yesterday I drove across Oregon and when I came into the Baker Valley and saw the snow-capped mountains it was breathtaking -- this historic town surrounded by such natural beauty is a hidden treasure.
Reviewed by Pennpey
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is a beautiful & friendly area to visit. Not only is Baker historical, but it also is the gateway to many other beautiful areas surrounding. Baker city is a wonderful place to plant your feet or just pass through with th family offering historical sites and great hospitality.
Reviewed by jcarnes0222
on September 17, 2012
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