Places to Go

Nez Perce National Historical Park is a non-traditional national park in that it consists of 38 sites. which together tell the story of the nimí·pu· (Nez Perce). These sites are spread over much of the traditional homeland of the nimí·pu· in present-day Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Staff are located at the visitor center in Spalding, ID, at the Big Hole National Battlefield near Wisdom, Montana, and at the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana. To visit all of the park sites could take a substantial amount of time and cover many hundreds of miles. Trip planning information for each site can be found on the links below.

Explore A Park Map

Explore the various sites that make up Nez Perce National Historical Park on the interactive map below. Visit sites that represent different time eras in nimí·pu· history by clicking on the tabs at the top of the map. To learn more information about a specific site you can either click on the left side of the map or a number on the map. Follow the website link for trip planning information. Zoom in to see a site or area more clearly.

 
 
One story building with a white tipi and American flag out front.

Visit the Nez Perce NHP Visitor Center

Plan your trip to the park's main visitor center, headquarters, and several other historic sites in Spalding, Idaho.

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Visit Big Hole National Battlefield

Plan your trip to the battlefield and visitor center that commemorate the Nez Perce Flight of 1877's August 9th and 10th battle.

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Visit the Bear Paw Battlefield

Plan your trip to the site of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877's final battle. Located near Chinook, MT.

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Visit Buffalo Eddy

Plan your visit to a site that contains hundreds of ancient, unique petroglyphs. Located near Asotin, WA.

A wooden canoe sits in a grassy area next to a river.

Visit Canoe Camp

Plan your trip to the site where Nez Perce helped Lewis & Clark carve canoes that took them to the Pacific Ocean. Located near Orofino, ID.

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Visit the Heart of the Monster

Plan your visit to the site where Coyote created the Nez Perce people. Located near present-day Kamiah, ID.

Large tombstone made of many rocks cobbled together.

Visit the Old Chief Joseph Gravesite

Plan your visit to the site where Tıwi·teqıs's remains are buried. Located near Joseph, OR.

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Visit Weippe Prairie

Plan your visit to the site where the Nez Perce met Lewis and Clark in 1805. Located near Weippe, ID.

Vista of rolling hills and canyons with an information panel about the battle in the foreground.

Visit White Bird Battlefield

Plan your trip to the site of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877's first battle. Located near Whitebird, ID.

Last updated: February 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715

Phone:

(208) 843-7009

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