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.

As an army child the one place that stayed constant for me was Baker City Oregon. We would visit my grandparents, aunties, uncle, cousins, and Leo Adler every other summer. We frequented the grocery store, park, Leo Adler's trail and home, Bones clothing store, Geiser Grand, and numerous other restaurants. We loved to swim at Sam-o-swim and float down the river on tires.
Reviewed by MarisaSnyder
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in many places during my life and none have ever created the pleasure that I feel everytime I get a glimpse of the valley from being away. The town itself, with all of the retoration of the historic buldings, is a step back in time. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the day.
Reviewed by Lance
on September 17, 2012
Once the 3rd largest city in Oregon, her breathtaking, natural beauty endures.
Reviewed by chriscan10
on September 17, 2012
An outstanding library is must for any town in the running for Most Beautiful and Baker City has one of the country's finest. Exquisitely set along the Powder River with views into the city park, in 2010 it was even recognized by Library Journal with a Finalist prize for Best Small Library in America ( ).
Reviewed by CrowCloud
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is big enough that you can find goods/services that you need for your home/family but small enough that people know you by name when you walk into their store. I love the historic downtown, beautiful buildings, unique shops, and great eats!
Reviewed by jethellscanyon
on September 17, 2012
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