THE HISTORY OF THE |
PENDLETON UNDERGROUND TOURS
Pendleton Underground Tours ( P.U.T.) is a non-profit corporation that started in 1989,
giving tours of Pendleton's red light district. The tour was very controversial
because part of the subject matter is about gambling, the Chinese, bootlegging
and prostitution. In 1990, after opening the "Cozy Rooms" bordello, Chinese jails
and the Opium Den, the tour became even more questionable. The history of legal and
illegal businesses operating in the same area for over 100 years
makes the tour unique and like no other tour anywhere. The history of
the Chinese in Eastern Oregon and their role in building the west is also
unique. The tour is entertaining and interesting to all ages from 6 years old
to 95 years old there is something for every member of the family.
P.U.T. is coming up on its 15th year anniversary and is still going strong. It has become Eastern Oregon's #1 year around tourist attraction. A tour that people once questioned, has now been featured on television and radio shows around the world. The great success and popularity of P.U.T. is the wonderful well-trained and educated Historians who guide tourists back in time to learn history that isn't taught in school, but was very much a part of the early west and the lives of our ancestors. Nothing is artificial or fabricated. Experience the Real Old West at the Pendleton Underground Tours.
You'll learn history that no one wanted to talk about.