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 quaint downtown with wide streets and welcoming businesses, most of which are owner-operated. A 30 minute drive in any direction will take you to snow-capped mountains, clear-water lakes or rivers, lush trails for hiking or open-air desert for mining or 4-wheeling. Fishing, snow sports, camping, hiking, biking -- it's all relatively free here in Baker City. Friendly people, great views, and a low-cost of living make Baker City one of the most desirable places to raise a family.
Reviewed by Keeneye
on September 17, 2012
Vote for Baker city, Oregon I like the best of city state.
Reviewed by andypc14773
on September 17, 2012
There is much to do in Baker no matter what the season sking,we have the river for fishing and swiming,many lakes and lots of montains to explore. Baker has always maintained its culteral heritage keeping main street much the was it was 100 years ago. We have lots of trees that keep us looking green.
Reviewed by reddog459
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is Great!
Reviewed by boringlarry
on September 17, 2012
I never get tired of the amazing view of the Blue Mountain's and the Eagle Caps that surround this beautiful city.
Reviewed by WalzWife
on September 17, 2012
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