What To Do
The heart of Union County is the Grande Ronde Valley, one of the largest enclosed circular valleys in the U.S., flanked by the beautiful Blue Mountains to the north, and the rugged Wallowas to the south, one of Oregon’s Seven Wonders. This makes it the perfect place for year-round recreation. From the casual day-tripper to hard-core explorer, Union County’s got the adventure for you!
We’re more than just Eastern Oregon’s great outdoors. Union County is steeped in the history of the West. Follow the Oregon Trail or the adventures of Lewis and Clark. Explore Native American culture and cowboy lore. Discover what some of the world’s richest soils grow, and learn about our agricultural heritage –then and now. Bust out your cowboy hat to attend live rodeos. We’re also home to top-notch museums, and two of our downtowns are listed on the National Historic Registry.
Come explore our premier festivals, embark on a culinary adventure, take in a show at the Elgin Opera House, or experience the arts, music, and athletics scene at Eastern Oregon University.
Take a minute to check out our largest city La Grande, and its eight neighboring communities, and you’ll soon learn why locals wouldn’t call any other place home.
Union County is Business Ready too! Check out our active Chamber of Commerce, and all the county has to offer for business and industry, including our state-of-the-art Blue Mountain Conference Center.