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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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Compact but informative

The small museum has a good selection of exhibits and is nicely documented. The 20-some minute movie is worthwhile and talks about challenges faced by this native nation to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The small museum has a good selection of exhibits and is nicely documented. The 20-some minute movie is worthwhile and talks about challenges faced by this native nation to preserve and strengthen its language and culture. The ranger was very friendly and helpful. The exhibits, movie, and a short paved walking path are all wheelchair accessible.

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Chehalis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We've always wanted to visit this site. The ranger was very informative. The museum give a good overview of the Nez Perce story and has great examples of their arts and artifacts It was also nice to explore the layout of the original Spaulding mission. A very pleasant area along the Clearwater River.

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 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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Address: Spalding, ID
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Spalding

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