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“Another beautiful piece of history.”

Nez Perce National Historical Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Spalding
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 16, 2012

I have driven by the Nez Perce National Historic Park numerous times on my drive to/from Boise, ID from my home in Spokane, WA. It was only yesterday that I decided to take the time to stop and see what the Park had to offer. What a pleasant surprise! The short time that I had intended to stay ended up being a couple of hours. The resident Park Ranger greeted us and gave us a brief explanation of what we could expect during our visit. Before walking through the museum depicting actual Nez Perce Native American artifacts, we watched the movie showing the Nez Perce history from the time of Lewis & Clark's visit in the 1800's. Afterwards, we took a leisurely walk down the hill to the Spalding Church and Mercantile Store. The only regrets that I have are that I didn't stop here on any of my previous trips past this historical park. It's interesting to note that this is the Park's Headquarters (located in Lapwai, ID) to the 38 sites located in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

We had a large wedding with over 150 people in attendance and the park was perfect. It was the height of summer and it was still cool under all the trees. We bought a power supply from Sears to run the sound system and the park people were a huge help with moving tables and reserving them ahead of time. It was an amazing day. The tables were free the site was free, bathrooms accessible and BEAUTIFUL scenary for photos... train tracks, bridges, little church, rockery, river, beach... anything you want to stand in front of... beautiful.

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

I am a history buff and was not disappointed in this very interesting and educational museum. The staff, Vivian and Diane, were fonts of Nez Perce knowledge, both its history and culture. They represent the tribe very well. The National Park Service should be very proud of them. I will certainly be back to this area exploring other Nez Perce sites as they are quite far flung. Leave your political correctness guidebook at home. The Nez Perce are quite comfortable with who they are and are happy to show you the ways of Indian life. Be sure to explore the Nez Perce cemetery just up the side road past the visitors' center. Quite fascinating.

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Reviewed November 10, 2010

I only had a few hours to spend near Lewiston so I chose to go to the museum on the Nez Perce reservation in Spalding. The staff was very helpful, the exhibits are superb, so was the temporary exhibition. Anyone interested in history and Native American history should definitely stop here to visit the museum itself and the historic village.

5  Thank Frenchie29
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Reviewed May 23, 2016
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