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.

love it / new here / staying long time
Reviewed by theyden
on September 17, 2012
Baker City has 4 wonderful seasons, beautiful scenery, friendly and sincere people. What more could anyone want? I was born and grew up there, but haven't lived there for many years. Yet, it is still "home" when I tell anyone where I am from.
Reviewed by Carolyn
on September 17, 2012
Historic town nestled in a valley within the Blue Mountain Range of Eastern Oregon. This town has it all: friendly people, plentiful wildlife, great fishing, diversity of habitats and scenery, and its a lovely place to visit or to live.
Reviewed by fishnhunt13
on September 17, 2012
Ilike the Small Town Charm, and during the Holiday Season, I especially like the Hustle and Bustle of the small main street loaded with holiday shoppers, and the christmas spirit.
Reviewed by Poorman
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful old homes, beautiful new ones. Quiet, unassuming with lots of trees. First class museum, Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Crossroads Art Center. Thirty minutes to great hunting and fishing. Something for everyone. Spectacular fall season.
Reviewed by estorjack
on September 17, 2012
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