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See The Most Beautiful And Famous Oregon Attractions

Oregon is a magical place where the spirit of the West is alive and well. Adventure awaits you throughout winding, scenic roads, snow-tipped mountains, lush hills and deserts, and churning rivers. Oregonians are proud of their heritage – Chief Joseph , Oregon Trail Pioneers , and others who followed to settle the land. Experience this precious legacy for yourself at an array of famous Oregon attractions and recreational spots. Put on your sneakers and stroll through Historic Baker City. With more than 110 homes and buildings on the National Historic Register, Baker City’s storied past includes gold miners, schemers, entrepreneurs, and society women. Be sure to book a room at the restored Geiser Grand Hotel. Stop by the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which tells the harrowing stories of the Oregon Trail emigrants. Take a fast-paced rafting trip in Hells Canyon. If you’re an angler or a hunter, revel in the region’s steelhead fish and big game. Hells Canyon and Snake River are all about water experiences from jet boat tours to rafting expeditions . Or flock to gorgeous marshes, forests, and prairies to view migrating birds and wildlife . See the Northern Rockies in living color at the Oregon tourist attractions below, or get more information at www.traveloregon.com .

• Historic Baker City -- Granted its city charter in 1870, Baker City was once considered to be the premier social center along the Oregon Trail, and once boasted the largest population of any city in the state of Oregon. Today, it features more than 110 homes and buildings on the National Historic Register. (541) 523-5442; www.historicbakercity.com

• Eastern Oregon Fire Museum – Learn all about firefighting and see a fine collection of fully restored antique fire trucks. (800) 848-9969

• Union County Museum – Features the Cowboys Then & Now Collection, along with exhibits celebrating the area's rich natural and cultural history. (541) 562-6003; www.visitlagrande.com

• Pine Valley Museum -- Featuring a collection of historic mining equipment, farming tools, and homesteading utensils. The museum is noted for its mounted animal exhibit, including the largest Rocky Mountain Elk ever taken in Pine Valley. (541) 742-5346

• Sumpter Dredge & Depot – A historic gold rush town founded in 1861. Check out the massive Sumpter Valley Dredge, nestled at the base of the majestic granite peaks of the Elkhorn Mountain Range. www.sumpter.org/

• Wallowa County Museum – Learn more about this beautiful valley’s early ranching days and settlement history. (800) 432-6095

• National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center – Tells the story of the of the Oregon Trail emigrants. Features actual Trail ruts, interpretive trails, exhibits, special events, and living history performances. (541) 523-1843; oregontrail.blm.gov

• Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center – Tells the Nez Perce story by preserving tribal customs and culture. Each July, the center hosts the TamKaLiks Pow Wow & Friendship Feast. (800) 585-4121; www.wallowanezperce.org

• Hells Canyon National Recreation Area – Hugging the borders of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho, this national showcase holds 652,488 acres of beauty and adventure, where you can let your senses run as wild as the landscape. Features North America’s deepest gorge. www.fs.fed.us/hellscanyon/

• Wallowa-Whitman National Forest -- The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest includes 2.3 million acres ranging in elevation from 875 feet in Hells Canyon, to 9845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The Forest extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border. It is managed as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat, valuable forest products and for a variety of year-round recreation opportunities. Visit the website for more information: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/recreation/

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