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.

A little bit of the old west
Reviewed by deb
on September 17, 2012
I've been to Baker City several times. A more charming downtown would be hard to find. The Geiser Grand Hotel in the heart of downtown is fabulous. the history here is rich and Baker City knows what historic preservation is!
Reviewed by Kat1957
on September 17, 2012
It is a beautiful town that has kept its natural beauty.
Reviewed by flawedrose79
on September 17, 2012
Set in a beautiful mountain valley surrounded by the Elkhorn and Wallowa Peaks. This friendly little town has many fantastic museums including the Natl Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Historic downtown main street that boasts over 100 registered buildings, Steam Engine Railroad and mining history in nearby Sumpter and of course gateway to Hells Canyon (deepest gorge in North America). It's a must see!
Reviewed by folkmac
on September 17, 2012
Although Baker City may look like a "Mayberry" of sorts, there are many great things to see and do in this wonderful little town. Walking through the restored downtown you can see the gold mining and pioneering heritage of the NW, Oregon and Baker City. The powder river wanders through the restored downtown and quaint neighborhoods with spectacular views of the Elk Horn and Wallowa mountains. Baker City is a truly beautiful town and one of the best you'll find anywhere in the US
Reviewed by peggys
on September 17, 2012
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