Pendleton was named the Top True Western Town of 2011 and offers families a variety of activities, including 3 museums, the Underground Tours, saddle shops and with 21 city parks that include an aquatic center, Skate Park and a new disc golf course!
Pendleton offers a culture of fine craftsmanship, rich traditions and a legendary reputation. With over 1,000 rooms there is something available for every budget, and the same goes for dining, and attractions. Centrally located in the Pacific Northwest only 209 miles east of Portland the drive down the scenic Columbia Gorge is a beautiful way to start your vacation; 237 miles from Boise travelers would follow the route of the Pioneers who traveled the Oregon trail; 201 miles through mostly farmland would be a families journey from Spokane; Seattle families would travel 303 miles through the beautiful mountain passes to arrive in Pendleton. Families would be hard pressed to find another single location offering so much for so little.
With several lodging properties with pools offering rates under $90/night, affordable dining options, great parks that includes the city Aquatic Center, 3 museums, a community Art Center, fishing, hiking and so much more! A family of 4 could easily spend 4 days 3 nights for under $500.
|The Pendleton Aquatic Center is a great facility at a great price!|
With Rates for Children of only $3.50, Adults $5. and children under 2 FREE, this aquatic center will delight your family. Just don't tell everyone it is still our secret!
For more information visit http://www.pendletonparksandrec.com/Aquatic%20Center
|War Paint, famous bucking bronc|
The Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame is a fantastic way to get the flavor of the Round-Up without the crowds we host during the actual rodeo. With great rates, special exhibits for Children this is a must do for most families.
|Tamastslikt Cultural Institute|
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute is a part of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Centers and the only museum in that system of museums that tells the Native American side of the Oregon Trail. A fascinating museum with lots of interactive displays.
The Heritage Station is a family favorite with lots of outdoor exhibits including a one room school house, a caboose, and a replica farmstead as well as the indoor galleries.
The Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon offers interactive play at an affordable price and another way to beat the heat if your visit is warmer than you are used to.
Outdoor activities are endless with 21 City Parks including a skate-park, river walk and new disc golf course. Within minutes from downtown we have McKay Reservoir and National Wildlife Preserve, Indian Lake, and the Blue Mountains that all offer great recreational opportunities.
Have a great summer without the crowds, just don't tell everyone it is still a secret!
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