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Union County isRecreation Ready!

No matter when you visit, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you on the go. Using the latest GPS technology, Union County recreation opportunities will be captured here. The site will include tried-and-tested routes, photos, and tips and allow you to contribute. Download maps to your smart phone or mobile GPS device, print specific routes or pick up maps at the Visitor Center in La Grande. Whichever you choose, you’ll be “recreation ready” too!


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The Union County Experience

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  • Grande Ronde-a-View Car Show

    Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of a train ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train.
    Journey back in time on a section of the picturesque and historic Joseph Branch rail line in Northeast Oregon. Discover untamed territory as the train follows the Grande Ronde River downstream through rugged cliffs and timbered ridges, then travels up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River.
    Whether you are a rail fan, a nature and wildlife enthusiast, a history buff, or a vacationer looking for a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of region, a ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train is sure to please! The train departs from the new Elgin Depot, 300 Depot Street, Elgin, Oregon. The depot was built in 2012 in a style reminiscent of the original historic depot. Entire cars can be reserved for groups. Charter the whole train for unforgettable special events.
    Book your tickets through Alegre Travel, 800.323.7330.
  • EO Beer Festival

    Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a cinematic experience in Eastern Oregon that promotes discovery, entertainment, and education via artistic exhibition and viewership.
    Special thanks to the brewers who made their way out to La Grande and also to our patrons, sponsors, and committee members. For more info on each brewery, please visit our website.For more information on the the beer festival visit:


  • Eastern Oregon Film Festival

    The Inaugural Eastern Oregon Beer Festival was a huge success!
    Thanks to all who put in their time to make this event a reality.
    Through the mediums of independent film and music, we aim to enrich and expand the cultural experience within our community.For more information on the the Film Festival visit:

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1. Explore the Oregon Trail

Get a close-up look at trail ruts. Read More

2. Attend a Rodeo

Get a flavor of the "wild west'. Read More

3. Hit the Slopes

Dry powder, short lift lines, and miles of groomed trails. Read More

4. Take a Bicycle Ride

Get a close-up look at trail ruts Read More
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Our Communities

Union County is home to seven small communities, all within a 30-minute drive of La Grande, the county seat. Each of the communities has its own charm and unique characteristics. Click one of the points on the map or select a community from the drop-down to find out more about the community you'd like to visit next!

Annual Events

  • Old Roses Merc. Pumpkin Patch +

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  • Farmer Merchant Banquet +

    2015-10-20 22:00:00 Read More
  • Annual Chamber Awards Nominations 2016 +

    2015-11-18 08:00:00 Read More
  • Chamber Awards Banquet +

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  • Season's Faire +

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