Pendleton boasts gorgeous summers with mostly mild winters offering plenty of fun and exciting outdoor activities year-round. Guests can enjoy a walk along the Riverwalk as it winds along the Umatilla River, escape to the Blue Mountains for a hike, or enjoy a day of fishing at McKay Reservoir. Enjoy a round of golf at the Pendleton Country Club, showcasing a beautiful 18-hole course, practice facilities, fitness center, and outdoor pool. Wildhorse Resort & Casino also offers an 18-hole course nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and while there, try your luck at their casino. Shopping is a bit different here, with no mall or many big box stores, but Pendleton does have some great, unique boutiques and antique stores that are fun to peruse.
Sometimes visitors find it tricky to choose where to eat from the marvelous array of dining choices found here. We invite you to stop by our friendly front desk for area attractions suggestions, top dining recommendations, and directions.
Things to Do
Pendleton Underground Tour 0.3 mi
The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon 0.3 mi
Heritage Station Museum 0.5 mi
Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame Museum 1.0 mi
Pendleton Riverwalk 1.0 mi
Wildhorse Resort & Casino 6.8 mi
McKay Reservoir 7.0 mi
Wildhorse Golf Course 7.2 mi
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute 7.9 mi
Pendleton Country Club 8.8 mi
Sundown Grill & Bar-B-Q 0.1 mi
Thai Crystal 0.1 mi
Joe's Fiesta Mexican Restaurant 0.4 mi
The Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub 0.5 mi
Hamley Steakhouse & Saloon 0.6 mi
Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's 0.7 mi
Big John's Hometown Pizza 1.1 mi
The Saddle Restaurant and Lounge 1.1 mi
Dickeys Barbecue Pit 1.8 mi
Roosters Country Kitchen 2.3 mi
Alexander's Chocolate Classics 0.3 mi
Hamley's and Co 0.6 mi
Antiques and Art on Main 0.7 mi
Pendleton Woolen Mill Store 0.7 mi
Safeway 1.7 mi
There is much to see at Heritage Station Museum! This museum tells the unfolding story of the Umatilla County Historical Society. Visit the 1909 train depot, hop on the caboose, see inside an itty-bitty cabin, barn and homestead. It will feel like you’ve stepped back in time at the Byrd Schoolhouse. While most visitors go on self-guided tours, guided tours led by well-versed docents can be arranged for groups to help make your museum experience more memorable. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.
Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a premier destination offering true Vegas-style gaming. Come play your favorite casino game, catch an exciting concert, dine on delicious meals at Wildhorse. They offer a 24-hour casino, seven restaurants, a five-screen Cineplex, 18-hole championship golf course, travel plaza (for trucks and autos) and a tribal museum. Wildhorse offers over 1200 slots, all your favorite table games, live keno, and bingo. Wildhorse is located just off I-84 at exit 216 and about 10 minutes from our hotel.
Come to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute to experience the past, present, and future of the tribes through interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village. It’s really more than just a museum, Tamástslikt honors the traditions of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes. You’ll discover dramatic exhibits, legendary artwork and fun events that are held year-round. When visiting, you’ll go on a 10,000-year-voyage in an afternoon. While you’re there you can stop by the Kinship Café for a delicious afternoon lunch. The museum and store are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.