Poised as the jumping off point to Eastern Oregon’s outdoor recreation, La Grande is nestled against the base of the Blue Mountains, and at the edge the Grande Ronde Valley, one of the largest enclosed circular valleys in the U.S. The Wallowa Mountains dominate the Southern skyline.
Visitors to La Grande have a range of adventures to choose from. Whether you are traveling on wheels, boat, by foot, or on horseback, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas, relaxing river or lakeside afternoons, visit a birder’s paradise [link to Ladd Marsh page], and more [link to outdoor recreation page]. La Grande is the starting point for the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway, and end point of the Eagle Cap Excursion Train.
But we’re more than just the great outdoors. La Grande is known as Eastern Oregon’s commerce [link to chamber] and education hub. Visitors can experience all the cultural offerings of Eastern Oregon University, old-fashioned fun at the Union County Fair, and the many attractions of our revitalized downtown.
Stroll La Grande’s historic downtown, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and meander through our 13 city parks. Enjoy locally-roasted coffee, shopping, downhome or upscale dining, and more in our family-friendly town. A variety of lodging options makes it an easy choice for any traveler.
La Grande is also home to two premier Eastern Oregon events –the EO Beer Festival in June, and Film Festival in October.
Come see for yourself what makes our little city so grand!