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Nez Perce National Historical Park

Spalding, ID
+1 208-843-7009
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Multiple sites, excellent main visitors center

By the time we arrived at the Park's main visitor center in Spalding, Idaho, we had already seen... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas F
Columbia, Maryland

Nice little museum. Small but worth stopping in. The ranger is super friendly and loves teaching... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Sara F
via mobile
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This park has 38 separate sites spanning four states, all dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Nez Perce Indian Nation. The park includes the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail and the White Bird Battlefield.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Spalding, ID
+1 208-843-7009
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By the time we arrived at the Park's main visitor center in Spalding, Idaho, we had already seen several of the other parts of the Nez Perce National Historical Park (Heart of the Monster, Clearwater Battlefield, White Bird Battlefield, etc.). The museum here was small...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum. Small but worth stopping in. The ranger is super friendly and loves teaching and talking to kids. They are also super helpful and more than willing to give information about local restaurant, places to visit, etc. The drive through the old Town...More

1  Thank Sara F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Historical Park is huge, covering many miles and states. An excellent and must place to start is the Visitors Center in Lapwai (not Spalding) ID. The exhibits at the Center are very good, along with the movie, in helping the visitor understand the Nimiipuu...More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the park headquarters and several of the other sites. The film and displays at the visitors center were remarkable. We also visited Canoe Camp and the Whitebird Battlefield, two of the other sites in the park.

2  Thank Don M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This small visitor had a nice little museum and a lot of history to tell. Unfortunately the ranger on duty gave us more personal opinion than accurate facts. We left without spending any time there, he was such a terrible introduction to the site! We...More

Thank ahineg2016
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nez Perce National Historical Park is an interesting experiment for the National Park Service. First of all, the park has around 40 sites, depending on how you count them, spread out across four states. This number is a little deceptive, since a number of the...More

8  Thank akbadger
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The story of the Nez Perce and their tragic flight from their homeland in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon is told here in Spalding, ID, both in a film and exhibits. The confrontation occurred after the U.S. Government decreased existing Nez Perce reservation lands by...More

Thank Diverdad1
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were fortunate to arrive during the shift of a young woman who really knew and understood the history of her ancestors. We watched the new 20 minute movie about the Nez Perce people. We toured the museum and shopped in the gift shop. There...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 30 October 2015

My wife and I visited the Nez Perce National Historical Museum last week and had a wonderful experience, The National Park Museum is located on Us Highway 95 in the Spalding and Lapwai areas of Idaho. We were greeted at the Museum by 3 very...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Came across this visitor center while driving through. Really enjoyed visiting since I just finished reading a history of the Nez Perce. The visitor center has some historical items from the Nez Perce but the best part is to wander down where the village was...More

Thank Jim B
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