Pendleton Underground Tours

The Pendleton Underground Tours was begun in 1989 and has grown to be a destination attraction. The guides tell Pendleton's story of what a frontier wild west town was really like, right down to why the Chinese population created living spaces underground and when the last bordello was closed in the 1950's. A new offering at the Underground Tours is a video presentation and exhibit of leather and saddles beautifully crafted by the late Duff Severe, whose work has been displayed in the Smithsonian Institute several times as examples of the finest hand-crafted saddles. And once a year, the Underground "Comes Alive" by populating the spaces with actors entertaining capacity crowds by reenacting scenes that could have occurred there in the past.