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Key Landmarks & Attractions
Appaloosa Horse Museum
Exhibits explore the evolution of the breed from the Palouse region and its influence on the Nez Perce and western cultures.
Bear Paw Battlefield
The battlefield commemorates the final conflict of the Nez Perce War and Flight of 1877.
Beartooth All-American Road
Witness the rare transition of lush forest ecosystem to alpine tundra in just a few miles on the highest elevation road in the Northern Rockies, and access the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Big Hole National Battlefield
Big Hole National Battlefield is part of Nez Perce National Historical Park.
Blaine County Museum
Experience the West, from prehistoric to pioneer, through thought-provoking exhibits in Chinook Montana at the Blaine County Museum.
Camas Meadows Battle Sites
Camas Meadows Battle Sites in southeastern Idaho consist of Gen. Oliver O. Howard's Camp Calloway and about 3 miles away, Capt. Randolph B. Norwood's encounter site.
Canoe Camp and Dworshak Dam
In 1805, Lewis and Clark stopped at this spot alongside the Clearwater River in Orofino to build five dugout canoes for their journey down the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia Rivers.
Canyon Creek Battlefield Monument
The Friends of Canyon Creek are currently working on a walk through display at the monument location to tell the history of the Canyon Creek Battle between the Nez Perce led by Chief Joseph and the US Calvary led by Colonel Samuel Sturgis.
Craig Mountain - Idaho BLM Wilderness Management Area
Craig Mountain encompasses over 160,000 acres (available for public recreation) jointly managed and owned by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, BLM, Idaho Department of Lands, Nez Perce Tribe, US Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy.
Eimers Park and Mammoth Exhibit, Grangeville
An exhibit of a Tolo Lake mammoth is at the park.
Fenn Historical Ranger Station
A few short miles from US Highway 12 is the Fenn Historical Ranger Station, listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
Fort Fizzle Historic Site
Fort Fizzle Historic Site Picnic Area parallels the historic Lolo trail once used by the Nez Perce, Salish and Kootenai tribes and Lewis and Clark.
Harper's Bend Recreation Site - Idaho BLM
Boat access on the Clearwater River, about 10 miles west of Orofino, along Hwy 12 - the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. Great salmon fishing!
Heart of the Monster
Legen cites this as the source of creation of the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce Tribe.
Heller Bar - Idaho BLM Recreation Site
The Heller Bar Recreation Site lies along the Lower Snake River, surrounded by semi-arid mountain peaks and is located about 30 miles south of the Lewis Clark Valley - the western gateway to the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.
Hells Canyon NRA Clarkston Field office
Welcome to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area managed by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. This facility offers brochures, maps and other forest information.
Historic St. Mary's Mission
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, St. Mary’s Mission is a cultural and historical icon of the early days of the American West.
Kooskia Crossing/Welcome Center, Kooskia
This outdoor interpretive exhibit at the junction of US Highway 12 and Idaho Highway 13 has interpretive signs, native shrub landscaping, and a handsome metal sculpture.
Lewis and Clark Discovery Center at Hells Gate State Park
The Lewis and Clark Discovery Center features indoor educational displays, a two-acre outdoor interpretive plaza along the banks of the Snake River, and a beautiful moving stream with sculptures by Artist Rip Caswell. See an original 32-minute film: "From the mountains to the sea; Lewis and Clark in Idaho".
Lochsa Historic Ranger Station
Restored in 1976, this 1920s backcountry ranger station interprets the daily life of US Forest Service personnel who worked in remote and rugged national forest lands.
Lolo Pass Visitor Center
On September 13, 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition, following the Lolo Trail, spilled out of the thick woods and came upon a series of lush meadows near what is now Lolo Pass
This city park is located in the floodplain along the southern edge of town. As a city park, it serves as a staging area for community events. Beautiful Nez Perce public art displays are located in the park.
McKay's Bend Recreation Site - Idaho BLM
Located along the Clearwater River and the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway on Hwy 12 - about 18 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho - this site is managed jointly by the BLM and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The campground accommodates RVs and tents, and provides river access.
Missouri Breaks Interpretive Centr
Welcome to the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center!
Nez Perce County Historical Society, Inc. & Museum
Join us for a look at our history and heritage from the Nez Perce Indians and Lewis and Clark to the modern day.
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Since time immemorial, the Nimiipuu - or Nez Perce - have lived among the rivers, canyons and prairies of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Explore the park's 38 sites and experience their story. This National Park Service visitor center and museum at Spalding, Idaho provides insight into ancient, recent, and contemporary Nez Perce history and culture.
Pink House - Idaho BLM Recreation Site
Developed camping site, a boat launch, group facilities, a day use area and renowned steelhead fishing on the Clearwater River, about 5 miles west of the town of Orofino, on Hwy 12 - the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.
Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Educational Center
The Center is located near the confluence of the Salmon River Scenic Byway, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, which is approximately 1.2 miles southeast of the town of Salmon, Idaho.
Smokey Clubs Recreation Site - Idaho BLM
This campground sits at the base of the Beaverhead Mountains, which rise from the grasslands of the Lemhi Valley and are covered with Douglas fir and lodgepole pine.
Snowhole Rapids - Idaho BLM Wilderness Study Area
The 5,068 acre Snowhole Rapids Wilderness Study Area is 8 miles southwest of Cottonwood, Idaho in Idaho County, which is very near the Lewis Clark National Historic Trail, the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, and the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years
Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center
The Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center Inc. is a partner in the Nez Perce National Historical Park and tells the Nez Perce story by preserving tribal customs and culture. Each July, the center hosts the TamKaLiks Pow Wow & Friendship Fieast.
Weippe Discovery Center
Weippe is located on Idaho Highway 11, the Historic Gold Rush Byway. The gateway to backcountry recreation with access to the Bitterroot Mountains, the Lolo Motorway, Lewis and Clark and Nimiipuu Trails, North Fork of the Clearwater River and much more.