Prairie City

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Prairie City sits on the edge of a vast grassland, surrounded by the Strawberry Mountains on one side and layers of ancient lava rock on the other. In the fall, the area’s lakes and rivers are popular with fishermen casting for steelhead and mountain trout. It is an easy trip to the trailhead of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness for excellent day or multi-day hikes or horseback trips. In the wintertime, this same area becomes a paradise for snowshoers, cross-country trekkers, and snowmobile enthusiasts. Prairie City sits on the Journey Through Time Oregon Scenic Byway and offers visitors several dining and lodging choices in its
historic main street area.

Eastern Oregon

Prairie City is located in Eastern Oregon, where miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark.

Nearby cities are: John Day, Dayville, Baker City, and Burns.

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an ItineraryRiding the Old West Scenic Bikeway

by Laura Crawford / August 29, 2012

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an ItineraryA Trek to Bird-Watching Heaven – Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

by Dawn Rasmussen / October 6, 2008

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an Scenic BywayJourney Through Time Scenic Byway

by Amy Nyberg / September 21, 2011

Uncommonly rich in history, the Byway reveals tales of pioneers, towns boomed and busted and creatures that wandered this terrain millions of years ago.

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Find things to see and do In Prairie City

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Rafting
    12.     Snow Sports
    13.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Sports Events
    10.     Visual Art Events
    11.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Hotel / Motel
    3.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Grant County Chamber of Commerce 301 W. Main Street, John Day 541.575.0547 or 800.769.5664

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