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La Grande is located in Union County
, between Pendleton
and Baker City
along Interstate 84
and the banks of the Grande Ronde River
Early emigrants following the Oregon Trail passed through the Grande Ronde Valley and rested in the present site of La Grande before climbing the Blue Mountains and proceeding on to their dream lands in the Willamette Valley. Many pioneer journals express the traveler's delight in coming to the beautiful valley after months of hot and dusty travel. The discovery of gold in Baker County created a market for agricultural products and led to settlement in the fertile Grande Ronde Valley in the 1860s. Agriculture and forest products still play an important role in the local economy, but the city is also an important regional center for education, health care, manufacturing, professional services, government agencies and retail. Pristine lakes, rushing rivers, sage covered range lands, and a huge, fertile valley ringed by snow-capped mountains make the landscape in La Grande diverse and beautiful.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Stang Manor Inn | Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Mr Sandman Motel | Stange Manor Inn |
Oregon Trail Blue Mountain Crossing |
County Parks Departments Union County Parks |
Transportation La Grande/Union County Airport | Oregon Trail Interpretive Park |
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03/28 Coming to The area
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.
Emmett's Annual Harvest Festival & Street Fair Emmett ID October5-6 Among the many charms of a rural lifestyle is Harvest Time. This important season marks the rewards of a year of hard work preparing, planting, tending, and more tending. The reward of months of toil. Harvest is celebrated when the region's crops come in.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moscow ID February20-23 You'll see the best at this four day musical extravaganza in Moscow. The World's greatest jazz artists conduct workshops and clinic by day and perform in star studded concerts at night.