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A little about Pendleton

Pendleton, Oregon is a city of 16,612 in Eastern Oregon located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Pendleton is the county seat of Umatilla County and one of the largest communities in Oregon located east of the Cascade Mountains. Recently named as the best place in Oregon to raise a family by Bloomberg Businessweek, the city contains 21 beautiful parks that offer several activities such as biking, tennis, swimming, ice skating and horseshoeing.

Pendleton is well known for its Wild West culture, as evidenced in 2011 by True West magazine naming it the “Top True Western Town.” The event that Pendleton is best known for is the Pendleton Round-Up. Every September, about 50,000 people visit the city and Happy Canyon Arena to enjoy this rodeo that has been held annually since 1910. Other events such as a children’s rodeo and a parade accompany this prestigious event.

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame is also well worth a visit with exhibits available for viewing that detail the more than 100 years of Round-Up history. Inductions are made annually for special honorees.

The Umatilla County Historical Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of the region. The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon offers educational exhibits and activities aimed for the younger ones of the group. The Pendleton Center for the Arts allows visitors to enjoy local artistic performances and exhibits. Pendleton Woolen Mills, an international apparel-manufacturing company, still operates an original plant in Pendleton.

Pendleton Underground Tours is a popular year-round tourist attraction that offers a fascinating tour of the city’s red-light district and the area’s Old West heritage. Those who want to experience the Old West lifestyle in the present day do not have to go far, as the Wildhorse Resort & Casino calls Pendleton home. Visitors may also enjoy a trip to the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute located here where the history of local Native Americans that have lived in the area for more than 10,000 years may be learned.

There are 21 unique parks in Pendleton that offer a variety of activities including walkways and bike paths, tennis courts, horseshoes, disc golf, swimming, wading pool,  ice skating, softball and baseball fields, skateboarding, basketball courts,  playground equipment, restrooms, reserveable park shelters, picnic tables and BBQ grills, and a grass amphitheater. For more detailed park information please go to our parks and recreation section.

Pendleton is easy to access, as it is located less than four hours driving time from both Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. Air travel via SeaPort Airlines is also available. A number of Greyhound buses stop in Pendleton on a daily basis.

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