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Address: Spalding, ID
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Description: This park has 38 separate sites spanning four states, all dedicated to...
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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Free Museum, Nice Reservation

I didn't know there was a museum when I went there. The spot was missing on TripAdvisor (what a shame) It's a fairly nice small museum. The ranger there was very nice and showed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
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English first
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97 reviews 97 reviews
95 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I didn't know there was a museum when I went there. The spot was missing on TripAdvisor (what a shame) It's a fairly nice small museum. The ranger there was very nice and showed us a 20-min film about the Indian Reservation, and their beliefs (interesting). There are a few hiking trails you can walk around and a small historic... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Did we see the same museum? We went in July 2014 and the film we saw was probably shot in the 1970s. Some of the greatest and bravest Indian fighters were part of the Nez Perce. I was so disappointed because it did not show the true bravado of Chief Joseph Sr. and Junior, Looking Glass, Yellow Wolf..there was a... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This National Park visitors center was an excellent way to learn about the Nez Perce tribe and the trials they encountered on their way to Canada to escape the US Army. The video explaining their situation was very good and the visitor centers staff was extremely knowledgeable. Well work the trip.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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67 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a great park covering many sites over a large area in OR, WA, and ID. The visitors center at Spaulding is located along the Clearwater river, on a hill overlooking Spaulding Park which was the location of the Spaulding Mission. The visitors center has many displays of native art and culture. There is... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A lot of History in the drive from Lewiston, Idaho to Grangeville, Idaho. Whether your interested in Lewis & Clark or the Nez Perce - you will not be disappointed! The scenery is Spectacular. The confluence of the Snake & Clearwater Rivers is in Lewiston.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely museum, nice grounds for walking (boy was it hot, though), and my daughter got to help construct a tipi with 2 of the rangers. The staff was very enthusiastic about the park, visitors, and interpretation.

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Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a wonderful stop to view the history of the Native Americans of Idaho. The center is located along the Clearwater river, on a hill overlooking Spaulding park which was the location of the Spaulding mission. The center has excellent displays of tribal bead work and tools. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a wonderful and also hubmling experience to see the video clip on the Nez Perze. The museum was interesting, particularly as we were guided by a Native American Guide. How sad that so little of their own land remains.

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Mobile, AL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The center has an excellent film to orient people to the Nez Perce culture and history. There are many artifacts on display and the staff is very friendly, willing to assist and knowledgeable. A visit is time well spent.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We happened to be driving through Idaho on 95 and decided to stop at this museum. We are very glad that we did. It is embarrassing to say but I did not know hardly anything about the Nez Perce or their history. The film and the exhibits were great and informative. Shocking to see how much smaller the current reservation... More 

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