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Address: Spalding, ID
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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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Unique national park with several sites to visite

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... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited the site in Montana. There were no traditional brown signs marking the location or way. Nothing to indicate we were even on the right road. Had to drive for 7 miles before we found the shelter with signage. No visitor center, just in a shelter at the junction of two roads. The signage under the shelter was great... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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.

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Evergreen, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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 have visited and volunteered at many historic sites and have never had anyone so poor... More 

Thank ahineg2016
Anchorage, Alaska
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 sites don't have much to them and can be visited thoroughly in less than five... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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319 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 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 

Thank Diverdad1
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

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.

Thank Beth W
El Cajon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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.

Thank Jim B
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 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 

Thank Kathy H
White Bird, Idaho
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Reviewed 19 September 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.

Thank AL B

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