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.

Incredibly beautiful town and area. Downtown is a must see; you just can't find a better combination of history and charm in any other small town in America.
Reviewed by mikerudi
on September 17, 2012
Baker is a beautiful town no matter what season. Each season gives a different look whether it is the fresh snow in winter or the beautiful green of spring or the wonderful fall color.
Reviewed by Kent
on September 17, 2012
Incredible beautiful town and area. Downtown is a must see, full of history and charm. Beautiful mountain ranges to the east and west complete beautiful package.
Reviewed by RASPIVEY
on September 17, 2012
I love Baker City because of the beautiful mountains, great photo opportunities, historic downtown as well as the Baker Heritage Museum with its fantastic rock collection and Oregon Trail Interruptive Center. The county has some great small towns well worth visiting for their historicalness and beauty. Baker City and Baker County are an undiscovered paradise!
Reviewed by pwre
on September 17, 2012
Absolutely Wonderful, Beautiful and Historic Baker City is enchanting, FUN, and always full of Events and activities to keep anyone of any age busy. There is no trouble getting involved in any hobby or activity that you have interest in, because Baker City has it all! The community and surrounding Cities invite you in and are the freindliest you'll ever find.
Reviewed by Jzaccone
on September 17, 2012
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