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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...more
This review pertains specifically to the Spalding site, about ten miles east of Lewiston, ID. It seems a little silly that dozens of sites across hundreds of miles and four states are lumped together under one park name. Seems a recipe for confusion.
1st Roger the Ranger was a most informed fella. He knew his Nez Perce 'everything’! Mind opening. Visitor center is equipped well enuff & gettin upgraded, altho enjoyable as is now. May was gorgeous weather too. There’s a lot to learn of native Americans. Here...More
The Nez Perce National Historical Park is huge and covers 4 states (ID, MT, WA & OR). It offers a fascinating overview of the history of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) people. Don't miss the visitor's center & make an effort to watch the film.
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
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
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
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.
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
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