Attributes & Attractions

• Authentic Cowboy & Indian Culture
• Historic Pendleton Main Street/Farmer’s Market/Bronze Trail
• Historic Pendleton Woolen Mill (Store & Tour)
• Underground Tour/Working Girl’s Hotel
• Wildhorse Casino & Resort
• Tamastslikt Cultural Institute (Museum)
• Heritage Station (Museum)
• Roundup & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame (Museum)
• Oregon Trail Runs Right Through Town
• Water Park/Aquatic Center
• Hamley’s Steakhouse and Saloon
• World Class Saddle Makers (2)
• Boot Makers (2)
• Montana Peaks (Cowboy Hat Manufacturer)
• 1,200 Hotel Rooms
• Roundup Grounds (Roman Coliseum of the NW)-17,000 seats
• Happy Canyon Theatre (4,200 seats)
• Pendleton Convention Center
• Largest Airport East of PDX-Only Subsidized Air Service (NW)
• FAA-approved UAS Range (one of only 3 on West Coast)
• Pendleton Center for the Arts
• Eastern Oregon Symphony
• Two Golf Courses
• Two National Forests (with 1-2 hours)
• World Class Hunting (within 1 hour)
• Great Mountain Biking (within 1 hour)
• Great Camping & Fishing
• Blue Mountain Views & Umatilla River Winds through Town
• Mountain Biking/X-Country Trails (along I-84)
• Drone Air Park (for hobbyists)

Annual Events & History

Events
• Pendleton Roundup/Happy Canyon Show/Teepee Village
• Pendleton Bike Week & Concert (motorcycle rally)
• Underground Tour Comes Alive
• Pendleton Main Street Walking Tours/Bronze Trail
• Cattle Baron’s Weekend
• Pendleton Whiskey Music Fest
• Umatilla Indian Pow Wow(s)
• Eastern Oregon Symphony (monthly)
• Historic Pendleton Woolen Mill Walking Tours (daily)
• Home of the 2A State Basketball Championships
• Beaver State Regional Aerobatic Contest (Planes)
• Pendleton Ag Drone Rodeo
• Blue Mountain Nitro Hill Climb (motorcycles)
• Wildhorse Casino: Monthly Concerts and Gaming Tournaments
• First Draft Writers’ Series (monthly)
• Rock & Roll Camp
• Octoberfest
• Color Dash (marathon)
• Frisbee Golf Competitions
• Farmer’s Market (every Friday)
• Concerts in the Park (weekly in Summer)
• Movies in the Park (weekly in Summer)


History

• WWII Training Ground of Famous Doolittle’s Raiders & Home of Triple Nickle’s Paratroopers, 1st All Black Smokejumpers
• Hamley’s is Oldest Continuously Operated Western Store in US
• Hollywood’s Most Famous Stuntman, Yakima Canutt, earned his nickname at the 1914 Pendleton Roundup
• Home of Hank Vaughn, Legendary Badman & Gunfighter
• Sheriff Til Taylor had 2800 Arrests without Using His Gun

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