Plan Your Visit

A visit to Big Hole should begin at the visitor center. A film, museum, and book store provide an overview of the events that took place on the battlefield in August of 1877. During the summer months, ranger-guided activities take place daily.

Big Hole National Battlefield is part of Nez Perce National Historical Park that has thirty-eight sites spread over four states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) that touch on many of the threads that make up the Nez Perce story. Join us in commemorating the history of a culture that has left a distinctive mark on the history of the west and continue to make contributions to the tapestry that is the American experience.

Ceremonial dancer at a pow wow.

Pow Wow

Ceremonial dancer performs at the 2010 Powwow.

Ceremonial Appaloosa horse from the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club

A Riderless Horse Ceremony

Each year the Nez Perce host a “riderless” horse ceremony sponsored by the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club.

Last updated: October 7, 2016

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P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


(406) 689-3155

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