This little ranching town was born when a stagecoach rumbled to a stop on an arid plain in Central Oregon.

Antelope draws fossil fanatics to the nearby Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, while the Crooked River National Grassland teems with options for camping, hiking and fishing. Whitewater thrill seekers and flat-water floaters enjoy the Deschutes and John Day rivers. Get a scare with a visit to a nearby ghost town.