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.

It is a quiet little town.It scenic views of snow covered mountains in all directions. A great 18 hole golf course{Quail Ridge}. Charleys Ice Cream is the place to go for lunch, and hand dipped milk shakes.
Reviewed by cornhollio13
on September 17, 2012
Baker is a great town. Nice historic section and neat little downtown.
Reviewed by jgee
on September 17, 2012
Great area to ride motorcycles!
Reviewed by Efolkestad
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is a lovely community with beautifully restored historic properties and wonderful downtown.
Reviewed by JamieJohnk
on September 17, 2012
Friendly people, Great Atmosphere. Beauty in every season of the year. This is truly "life in the West."
Reviewed by jlcahill
on September 17, 2012
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