Eastern Oregon

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area Hells Canyon National Recreation Area- Located in northeastern Oregon on the Oregon/Idaho border. It is the deepest river gorge in North America. It was carved by the Snake River and it plunges more than a mile below Oregon’s west rim (Hat point) and 8,000 feet below He Devil Peak in Idaho. Hells Canyon is 10 miles wide and there are no roads that go across it. It is over 650,000 acres of beauty and adventure with something for everyone. You can explore by road, trail, or boat. The Oregon side is away from the Snake River. Camping, hiking, horseback riding, biking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are some of the activities that are popular here.

Four Rivers Cultural Center - This Cultural Center is named after four different waterways that represent the many different cultures that have made this region so diverse.

Elgin Opera House - A two story Colonial style brick building with a dressed stone foundation. The Opera House Theater shows movies and noted performers are scheduled throughout the year.

Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame - Exhibits range from a full-sized Teepee to delicate beadwork, the exhibits in the Hall of Fame cover a wide range of subjects and span the nearly 100 years of Round-Up history. Saddles, clothing, Indian costumes, photographs, firearms, trophies, wagons…hundreds of items are displayed for your enjoyment.

Grant County Historical Museum - Exhibits include a focus on the lives of the pioneers who first came to the area included in Grant County. Represented are the Native Americans, the miners who discovered "GOLD" in 1862, the pioneers and settlers who followed, and the Chinese who came to work the gold fields.

John Day Fossil Beds - A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is like taking a journey into ancient Oregon. Whether you tour the museum at Sheep Rock, hike a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnic at Clarno, Oregon's exciting past will be revealed.

Crystal Crane Hot Springs - The natural outdoor spring reservoir provides a comfortable facility to enjoy the warm water with a panoramic view of the wide-open spaces or the immenseness of the night sky. Private and enclosed soaking tubs are also available with room for one or more guests.

Eagle Cap Excursion Train - Imagine riding a train through some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery. Rumble at a leisurely pace beside two Wild and Scenic rivers, through rugged roadless canyons, past the green meadows of Chief Joseph country to the base of the magnificent Wallowa Mountains.

Pendleton Center for the Arts - A great place to view, buy and make art. Many fine arts exhibits, live music performances, arts education for youth, teens and adults, and a great venue for purchasing hand-crafted fine gifts made by regional artists.

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center - Offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails.

Wallowa County Museum - The purpose of the museum is to preserve, protect and present Wallowa County History, both Indian and settlers; and to aid students, historians, and families in research.

Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon - Be a kid again in the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon, where visitors can enjoy hands-on fun in the Music Room, the Bubble Table, All-aboard train, the Shop 'n Kart Grocery Store, and much more!

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute - Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years. Come to Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and experience the storied past, rich present and bright future of these tribes through interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village.

Lehman Hot Springs - Offers Natural hot mineral pools including Camping and ATV rentals, with nearby fishing and ATV trails. Located in the beautiful Blue Mountains, visitors can swim in a 9,000 square foot geothermally heated swimming pool. Great opportunities for winter activities as well.

Pendleton Underground Tours - Join a lively underground tour of the the town of Pendleton's entertaining and colorful history through tunnels where Chinese laborers lived and businesses thrived! The past becomes real when visitors get to see Hop Sing's Chinese laundry, a 1920s Prohibition card room, and more.

Pendleton Wollen Mills - Take a free tour of the mill. Here you can see and learn about the renown Pendleton weaving process. When you're finished you can visit the Mill Store where you can select from Pendleton's array of menswear, womenswear, blankets and fabrics.

Wallowa Lake Tramway - Enjoy a scenic ride on a tram to the top of Mt. Howard. During this spectacular ride, guests get a view of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area and its rugged peaks. Upon arriving at the upper terminal, guests can explore the summit area enjoying the extensive variety of alpine plants and vegetation along any of the many trails.

Baker Heritage Museum - Exhibits are housed in a 1920 community activity center. Some of the exhibits include unique rocks, minerals, gemstones and cabochons.