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Baker City is located south of La Grande between Haines and Pleasant Valley along Highway 30 on the banks of the Powder River, near Phillips Reservoir and Thief Valley Reservior and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

During an era when gold mining and timber were the norm, Baker City was born as a support center for the surrounding gold mining towns. With such towns as Auburn, Sumpter, and Sparta close by, Baker City soon became the focal point of activity. Named after Col. Edward Dickenson Baker, statesman and was the only member of Congress killed during the Civil War.

These days, Baker City has quieted down a bit. Gone are the bawdy houses and dancing girls, the wild saloons and even wilder people. This town is rich with the flavor of the 1890s with its nationally recognized historic shopping district, museums and attractions.


Art Anderson's Fine Arts | Don Beck Bronze Sculpture Gallery/studio | Auburn |
History Baker Heritage Museum | Oregon Trail Interpretive Center |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Antlers Guard Station Cabin |
Real Estate Grove Team | Nelson Real Estate |
RV campgrounds and dealers Mountain View Holiday Trav-L-Park |
Science Wallowa-Whitman National Forest |
Sports and Sporting Events Elkhorn Crest Trail #1611 | Oregon Trail Bullet Company |

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09/23 Coming to The area
Buttermilk Festival Kamiah ID April6 Learn to make butter the old fashioned way with a modern day twist, and then enjoy your creation on some fresh baked Dutch oven bread. Take in the pancake breakfast, Buttermilk Bowl bowling tournament, horse plop 50/50 raffle, variety of vendors and live music throughout the day.
John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival Burns OR April11-14 Enjoy witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds, from waterfowl and songbirds to raptors and cranes.
Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
Big Water Blowout River Festival Riggins ID June1 This is an action packed event with experienced outfitters and guides offering discounted raft trips. Come paddle huge class III and IV rapids and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the second deepest gorge in North America. Get your thrill-seeking in, as the boats go big in boat-munching waves with names like The Pencil Sharpener, The Pancake Wave, The Big Easy and The Haystack.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.