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31 SW Emigrant Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE went on the underground tour and learned so very much history from our guide Shannon. She was incredible! She new the history of the town, the native Americans (3 tribes) of the area, the history of Chinese indentured servitude, the works. I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lorie W
Reviewed November 12, 2018

What a great tour of the underground in the mid 1800's. It's all like it was back in the day including the brothel house. The city blocks are all connected by underground tunnels and rooms. The Chinese stayed here because they were second class citizens....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed T
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The underground tour was amazing! We learned so much about the history of Pendleton. The tour guide was Awsome, very friendly and made the experience fun, not boring like most tours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brandonclayton
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Anyone who does a lot of tours knows that the guide can make or break the day. We had an excellent guide for our underground tour,9-27-2018, who was a wealth of information about the area and was also receptive to questions about anything to do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn A
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting 90 minute tour covering about a half if a block and multiple rooms each with a different theme and time period.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Heard you needed to book your in advance, called to ticket office at 12.30pm and got a place in the 1.00pm tour. It is informative and our guide Shannon was excellent. Seems Pendleton was the red light capital of the West. Prostitution was legal till...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

It was awesome. I've been to the Portland, or underground tours and although it had interesting history it's not as good as Pendleton's. We had a very energetic tour guide and gave us a wealth of history. We walked through several rooms, halls and each...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The tri-fold brochure tweaked our attention, we had to do this walking tour of the underground lifestyles from yesteryears - the history and its narration was captivating - we recommend this tour to all who visit Pendleton, we are convinced there other west coast towns...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

What a history. ... ranchers, miners, cowboys, gamblers, "working girls", brothels, native Americans, Chinese.. all in a frontier western town in NE Oregon. The Pendleton Underground Tour helps to tell some of the story of this interesting territory.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My teen and I took this tour and enjoyed every bit of it! The detailed history provided was really like time travel. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting Pendleton

Date of experience: August 2018
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Karaleen H
September 13, 2018|
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Response from BigDMI | Reviewed this property |
About 90 minutes
August 16, 2018|
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Response from ontheroadgal2016 | Reviewed this property |
I recall the tour guide saying that she loved giving the summer tours as they were very cool underground.
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Sheena C | Reviewed this property |
It is cooler than the outside. It's authentic, old basements and underground. Some areas seem damp slightly but definitely cooler than normal outside temp. Now, the working girls are in an upstairs and that can get a little... More