Historic Oakley is located 15 miles from the City of Rocks National Reserve, three miles from the Oakley Dam (great fishing!) and four miles from a mineral hot spring. Oakley is famous for its Oakley stone which is quarried locally and shipped worldwide. It is also famous for its vast agricultural operations with "Idaho Potatoes" being the most famous crop. The mineral Hot Springs and wonderful fishing, camping, skiing and hunting, within an hours travel makes this a "town for all seasons."

Over one hundred of Oakley's turn-of-the-century homes and buildings are listed on the National Historical Register. A tour of these beautiful homes is held the third Saturday in June every odd-numbered year.

One of these buildings, built in 1907, is the historic Howells Opera House. It is now the Home of the Oakley Valley Arts Council (OVAC). Theatrical productions are presented in March, July, and November. Call (208) 677-ARTS for ticket reservations.

The third weekend of July brings Oakley's Pioneer Days Celebration, with a championship rodeo, gymkhana, deep pit BBQ, Dutch oven cook-off, parade, pony express race, fireworks and 10k run. The city park, grocery stores, gas stations, and an RV park are available. For more information call (208) 862-3313.

The City of Rocks National Reserve lies in Cassia County 15 miles southeast of Oakley and 4 miles west of Almo. Over time, weathering processes have created thousands of unique features on the many granite domes. Among the unique features are the Twin Sisters. Both Sisters rise some 62 stories. The westernmost Sister is estimated at 3 billion years old and is one of the oldest exposed formations in the world. One and one half miles south of the Twin Sisters is the junction of the California and Salt Lake-California connection trails which the pioneers used.

The Oakley Dam supplies all of the surface water to irrigate the agricultural land which lies immediately to the north. The reservoir provides a great place for fishing and boating. When the dam was constructed, between 1909 and 1912, it was the largest earth-filled dam in the world.

Calendar of Events
Oakley Valley Arts Council: Spring Production. (208) 677-ARTS or (208) 862-3313
Historic Oakley Home Tour: Third Saturday in June. For information call (208) 862-3493 or (208) 862-3649
Pioneer Day Celebration held on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the third week of July. Featuring a gymkhana for the kids, championship class rodeos, an authentic pony express race, the Goose Creek Run-Off, National Dutch Oven Cook-Off, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, OVAC summer production, parade, deep pit barbecue, and a spectacular fire works display after the rodeo on Saturday night. For information call (208) 862-3313
OVAC fall production. (208) 677-ARTS or (208) 862-3313
OVAC Christmas Concert is the first Sunday and Monday in December. (208) 677-ARTS or (208) 862-3313