Eastern Oregon Sights

I.O.N. Heritage Museum

  • 502 Swisher Ave. Map It
  • Jordan Valley

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

The name refers to the tri-state area of Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada, but this humble museum actually focuses almost exclusively on Jordan Valley and the surrounding Oregon Owyhee country. The boxy house-turned-museum was originally built by Ambrose Elorriago, a Basque immigrant whose wife, Maria, refused to emigrate until her husband built a house identical to her family home in Spain. Many of the early-20th-century items around the home are from the Elorriaga family collection. Joanne, the friendly and knowledgeable sole curator, can elaborate on the region's ranching history and Basque heritage.

Sight Information


502 Swisher Ave., Jordan Valley, Oregon, 97910, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Late May–early Sept., Wed.–Sat. 9–4

Published 01/25/2016


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