The park's visitor center offers museum exhibits, a film, and a book sales area. The award winning film Weet'uciklitukt: There's No Turning Back, Battle at Big Hole provides an introduction to the Nez Perce War of 1877 and the tragedy that took place here. The film is shown throughout the day and is closed captioned.
The outside observation deck provides an opportunity to explore the battlefield year round. Viewing scopes provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
To schedule the Battlefield's Sign Language Interpreter please notify the park ahead of time by e-mail to e-mail us
139th Commemoration on August 6, 2016
The 138th Commemoration of the Big Hole Battle will take place Saturday, August 6, 2016. Nez Perce veterans and tribal elders will remember and honor all who have fought and died on the Battlefield through a pipe ceremony and drum circle, (NO PHOTOS please during this ceremony), and pay tribute to those who survived. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.
Commemorative activities will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. near the Nez Perce Camp. Bring water, sunscreen, and a folding chair or blanket. The Nez Perce Camp is a ¾ mile walk from the lower parking lot. There will be shuttle vans if needed. Following the commemoration ceremonies Michael Penney and Nez Perce Nation Drum will perform drum and song.