• Nez Perce National Historical Park. Front Page banner photograph is of Heart of the Monster, an ancient place where the Nez Perce creation story originates. The secondary page photograph is of Nez Perce beadwork.

    Nez Perce

    National Historical Park ID,MT,OR,WA

Fees & Reservations

There are no fees to visit any of the sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park. As of 2007 Big Hole National Battlefield stopped collecting entrance fees. Entrance to the battlefield is now free!

Reservations are needed for the group picnic area at the Spalding site in Spalding, Idaho. Tour and school groups who would like to interact with the park rangers also need to make a reservation. For Spalding, please call (208) 843-7010 and Big Hole at (406) 689-3151, ext. 1023.


Did You Know?

The great Nez Perce rodeo rider Jackson Sundown on his horse, circa 1920. NPS photo NEPE-HI-1922

Horses came into Nez Perce country about the 1730s and the Nez Perce became well known for their large herds of fine horses. The Nez Perce practiced selective breeding to obtain the traits of intelligence, endurance, and speed.