Oregon Attractions July 13, 2017
The Oregon Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey
Established in 1868, Pendleton is a unique little city in Umatilla County that’s full to the brim with fascinating history, small-town charm, and natural beauty. You won’t soon forget a visit to this enchanting Oregon town. Check it out:
Nestled alongside the Umatilla River in northeastern Oregon, Pendleton is a lovely small town that's unlike anywhere else on the planet.
Full of historical sites, recreation opportunities, and tons of charming shops and restaurants, this town makes for a great weekend trip or summer getaway.
Exploring Pendleton is like being transported back in time. Many of the buildings date back over 100 years, and what's even more amazing is that many of the businesses have been around that long as well!
Pendleton's biggest claim to fame is their annual rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up. This massive event takes place every summer and draws thousands of people to the small town to watch the rodeo and take part in the festivities.
This famous round-up has been a local tradition since 1910.
When it comes to handmade souvenirs, Pendleton has got you covered. Shops around town are still making custom hats, boots, and saddles the old fashioned way. The legendary Pendleton Woolen Mill is located here as well, so you can stop by their store to pick up a beautiful blanket and even take a tour the mill.
Perhaps the most unique attraction in town is the Pendleton Underground Tour, in which visitors are led through a secret underground city that was built over 100 years ago.
Find out more about this incredible tour
There's also the incredible Museum at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, where you can check out amazing events and interactive exhibits on the history, art, and culture of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes.
While the town has a distinctly historic vibe, there's also plenty of modern luxuries like the incredible Prodigal Son craft brewery, the Wildhorse Resort and Casino, two golf courses, and more.
Head to Pendleton, Oregon for an unforgettable getaway like no other.
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