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 City is a wonderful historic western town surrounded by the beautiful Eastern Oregon landscape.
Reviewed by DeniseB
on September 17, 2012
Have you ever seen Doc Hollywood? This is as close as it gets. A tight knit community where we welcome all visitors and many come back to make a life here. Our town is brimming with history, kindness, and a downtown you want to be a part of. Something womderful is what you will find here nestled in the mountains.
Reviewed by LynnW
on September 17, 2012
Historic Baker City teams with activity every weekend all year long. With endless opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature's beauty in the Blues and Wallowa Mountains. Hells Canyon Recreation area is the biggest secret in the US giving us locals peaceful hikes and wild rides on the Snake River.
Reviewed by visitbaker
on September 17, 2012
We moved to Baker City Oregon about six years ago. I can't think on any place that I would rather live. It is a great place with endless things to do and explore
Reviewed by KURT
on September 17, 2012
Great town and horse country!
Reviewed by PJ
on September 17, 2012
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