Handmade and Homespun in Pendleton

Few places in America conjure visions of genuine Western tradition like Pendleton. You’d be hard-pressed to find a town that so naturally blends charm, bare-fisted grit and ambition. Here you can immerse yourself in Oregon’s frontier heritage.

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: Susan Seubert

Pendleton

The West is still wild in Pendleton.

This is a city that prides itself on heritage. Discover its colorful past at a cultural museum, underground tour, bronze art trail or the world-famous Pendleton Round-Up. It’s like stepping back in time without losing modern-day comforts. After all, where else can you learn about native tribes, attend a rodeo, go golfing, drink craft beer and play slots all in the same day?

501 S. Main Street
Pendleton OR 97801
(541) 276-7411
Nearby cities: Adams, Pilot Rock, Helix, Athena, Weston

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What is there to see in Pendleton?

Pendleton is a great place to get a sense of the Native American, pioneer and cowboy history of Oregon. This guide will give you an overview of the history-related activities. Not to be missed are the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and The Umatilla County Historical Museum. The town is most renowned for the annual Pendleton Roundup Rodeo….

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