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Address: Spalding, ID
Phone Number: 2088437009
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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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Over 30 different sites to visit!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 about 90% and demanded that the Oregon and Washington bands relocate to Idaho. Naturally, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 is a rich history here and we were very fortunate to get a taste.

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 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 friendly National Park service officers led by Tami DeGrosky the Superintendent of the Nez Perce... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 located and take in the history of the area.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I have always been fascinated by Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. We stopped at the visitor center and received lots of information about the Nez Perce and the National Park, which is actually made up of several sites that tell the tragic story of the Nez Perce. It is well worth the visit. Everyone should understand about this period... More 

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White Bird, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A must visit site along the Clearwater River. Check out the Nez Perz heritage. Lots of interesting information here for history buffs or simply curious folks.

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Fairly extensive exhibits for a small museum. Best feature was probably the movie. It was unique in that, besides the usual description of past events, it also showed current events regarding progress towards the re-establishment of the language and other Nez Perce culture. That was nice to see.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

The Nez Percent NHP is actually a number of sites across the region that tell a tragic history. The sites are educational and well documented with interesting stories and exhibits.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped on our way to Couer D'Alene after a week of camping in Oregon. The park has a Junior Ranger program for a patch you won't find anywhere else. Very pleasant and helpful staff of New Perce rangers. There is a well done 20 minute film on the Nez Perce, a photo exhibit, and an artifact exhibit. Things to... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've always been interested in learning more about the Nez Perce and their way of life. This is a great place to learn more about their history and honor the sacrifices they made by the hand of our government many years ago. Wonderful place for your family to visit - my husband, our grandsons and I had a great time!

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