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“Historical and entertaining”

Pendleton Underground Tour
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Pendleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Very engaging 2 hour trip through time. Loved it and highly recommend. The content rangers from salon stories, to working girl gossip, and the harsh realities facing Chinese immigrants at the time. Our history it's a little sordid, but the compilation is well put together.

2  Thank Nai M
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Book ahead for this without a doubt, if you don't you probably won't get lucky!
It takes a good 2 hours to do the tour, lots of steps, slopes and rough ground to cover. We had Cindy as our guide and she was a mine of information, answered questions readily and knew a lot about the history of the area. As a non profit organization, these guys do better than some very well funded operations, a real treasure!

1  Thank Tom W
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

There was some interesting stories but most of the items are dated tacky replicas. Our guide was just repeating facts, she wasn't passionate about sharing Pendleton's history nor wanted to answer any questions.

Thank TravellingHK
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Reservations required. This fun tour does require walking up and down several flights of stairs and walking over uneven flooring, so it is only for able-bodied folks. It takes about 1.5 - 2 hours and is an experience you will not soon forget. You will learn all about Pendleton's wild west roots and it's darker side. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained while you are learning about our past.

2  Thank Kernandlaura
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

You will be amazed to learn the story of why the Underground was created. At the most popular time in its history there were 35 saloons and 15 brothels underground. The city has done a good job of digging out and creating the underground to save at least some of the history. You are taken through 4 blocks underground and into a brothel on street level. A great tour.

1  Thank mgalex
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