• 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

Things To Do

Enjoying an exhibit at the Spalding visitor center

Enjoying exhibits at the Spalding visitor center. Just one of the many things to do at Nez Perce National Historical Park.

NPS Photograph

Nez Perce National Historical Park offers a unique National Park experience. With thirty-eight sites in four states, the park encompasses sites that stretch across the traditional homeland of the Nimiipuu. There are activities at the parks visitor centers at Spalding, Big Hole National Battlefield, and Bear Paw Battlefield. There are also many other activities throughout the region. Join us in experiencing the story of the Nimiipuu.

If you need some ideas on what to do while you are here in Nez Perce country, we can give you some ideas with some outdoor and indoor activities as well as some insight into what else you can see in the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Bear Paw Battlefield is the last clash of arms between the Nez Perce fleeing the US Army in 1877. It's also the the eastern most site of the park.

Did You Know?

Josiah Redwolf, the last survivor of the 1877 Nez Perce War in 1968 with the Big Hole Superintendent. NPS Photo NEPE-HI-3044.

Josiah Red Wolf was five years old when the 1877 war began. His parents were killed at the Battle of Big Hole in Montana. He returned to Big Hole at the age of 91 to help dedicate the new visitor center in 1968.