• 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

Visitor Centers

Nez Perce National Historical Park - Spalding
Open daily (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's)
(208) 843-7001

The Visitor Center is located eleven miles east of Lewiston, Idaho on Highway 95.as restrooms and a book store. Visitor services such as accommodations, restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores are located ten miles west of the park in Lewiston, Idaho. Campgrounds can be found at Hells Gate State Park in Clarkston, Washington and Winchester Lake State Park in Winchester, Idaho.

Big Hole National Battlefield
Open daily (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's)
(406) 689-3155

The Visitor Center is located ten miles west of Wisdom, Montana on State Highway 43. has restrooms. The park also offers a picnic area, fishing, and areas for viewing wildlife.

Bear Paw Battlefield
Open daily from dawn to dusk.
(406) 357-3130

The Blaine County Museum in Chinook has a film and exhibits about the battle at Bear Paw. During the summer, the museum is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. They close for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm. Hours vary for the rest of the year, generally Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.











Did You Know?

Drawing of mammoth skeleton

In 1994 the Idaho Fish and Game Department drained Tolo Lake, a site of Nez Perce National Historical Park, for a restoration project. In the lake bottom, six to eight Columbian mammoth skeletons were found. A replica skeleton is on display in Grangeville, Idaho