About PendletonOne of the West's prominent rodeos, the Pendleton Round-Up began in 1910. Held the second full week in September, the 4-day event includes daily afternoon rodeos and nightly entertainment in the form of the Happy Canyon Night Show and revelry at Goldie's Saloon. The Westward Ho Parade features pack trains, stagecoaches and Native Americans dressed in traditional regalia. A tepee village occupied by tribes from throughout the Pacific Northwest is assembled for the celebration. Across the street from the arena is the Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame.
In the historic downtown, visitors can get an eye-level view of the glass-enclosed clockworks of the restored 1889 Seth Thomas Clock Tower located outside the courthouse on the corner of Court Avenue and S.E. 4th Street.
A scenic stretch of I-84 begins at Pendleton, intersecting with US 395 before continuing 93 miles southeast to Baker City.
Visitor Centers Pendleton Chamber of Commerce 501 S. Main St. Pendleton, OR 97801. Phone:(541)276-7411 or (800)547-8911
Self-guiding ToursInformation about driving and walking tours of historic downtown Pendleton are available from the chamber of commerce.
ShoppingMelanie Square Shopping Center, downtown in the 1700 block of Court Place, has a variety of shops. Antique stores can be found on S.E. Court Avenue and throughout town.
Things to Do Heritage Station Museum
GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS Wildhorse Resort and Casino
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