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10 Best and Fun Things To Do In Pendleton, Oregon

Known to be the “Real West,” Pendleton is loved for its rich and extensive ranching past and thriving agricultural sector.

This beautiful Oregon city is home to the famous Pendleton Woolen Mills, which was initially the site of Native American wool manufacturing. The city draws thousands with its annual rodeo, which is one of the largest rodeos in the world. The colorful past of Pendleton is celebrated at the many museums scattered throughout the city, and the myriad of lovely parks are the perfect settings for a lazy afternoon with the kids.

Get a taste of authentic western charm in this Oregon paradise, filled with heritage and culture and a community that is delighted to welcome visitors to their little piece of heaven. The list below highlights some of the best things to see and do in Pendleton so you can plan an itinerary that excites the whole family.  

The 10 Most Popular Things To Do In Pendleton, Oregon

10. McKay Reservoir

4.3 ★★★★☆ (24 reviews)

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9. Blue Mountain Wildlife

4.8 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)


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Location: 71046 Appaloosa Ln Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 278 0215

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8. Pendleton Air Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)

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Location: 21 SW Emigrant Ave Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 276 6156

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7. The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon

4.2 ★★★★☆ (60 reviews)


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Location: 400 S Main Street Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 276 1066

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6. Heritage Station Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (64 reviews)

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Location: 108 SW Frazer Ave Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 276 0012

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5. Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (72 reviews)

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Location: 1114 SW Court Ave Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 278 0815

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4. Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

4.8 ★★★★★ (201 reviews)

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Location: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 429 7700

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3. Til Taylor Park

4.2 ★★★★☆ (240 reviews)

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Location: 700 SE Dorion Ave Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 276 8100

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2. Pioneer Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (411 reviews)


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Location: 400 NW Despain Ave Pendleton OR

Tel:  541 276 8100

1. Wildhorse Resort & Casino

4.2 ★★★★☆ (9,213 reviews)


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Location: 46510 Wildhorse Blvd Pendleton OR

Tel:  800 654 9453

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Pendleton, Oregon! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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