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Year round, one can indulge in many unique and specialized tours in our region. Museums provide insight into how this area was originally home to the Nez Perce Tribe long before the miners and explorers came. From the Native American and Asian cultures, to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, history is vividly displayed.

Public Art

The North Lewiston Gateway Project provides artwork that can be appreciated as you drive into Lewiston from the north and east. Artists David Govedare and Keith Powell created a series of statues depicting the meeting of Lewis and Clark and the Nez Perce people. Three bronze statues, created by Shirley Bothum, depict Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacajawea. Highway 12 and 21st Street Intersection, Lewiston, ID.

Lewis-Clark State College In the center of campus is a representation of the explorers meeting Chief Twisted Hair. The wooded setting depicts the Clearwater region with waterfalls and native plants. Venture further through campus to find a bronze Sacajawea sculpture in front of Sacajawea Hall. 500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID

The Tsceminicum Sculpture is located on the Lewiston side of the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers. It interprets Nez Perce mythology with a symbolic Earth Mother figure whose body sustains all forms of life, and from whose hands the rivers run. Located on the Lewiston, ID side of the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers.

Listening Circle Experience the Listening Circle created by Maya Lin, and focus your attention on the breeze through the trees, the gentle sound of the water, and the muted colors of the enduring landscape that surrounds them. Chief Timothy Park; confluenceproject.org

Downtown Lewiston Some of the newest pieces can be found in downtown Lewiston. Enjoy the fountain in front of the Lewiston City Library, the benches and bike racks that double as art, the canoe wave, and the mosaics on the 5th Street pedestrian bridge.

Theater Production

Lewiston Civic Theatre The award-winning theatre produces musicals, plays, and workshops. 832 Main St., Lewiston, ID; 208.746.3401; www.lctheatre.org

LCSC Silverthorne Theatre LCSC offers a Theatre minor which includes course work in acting, directing, theatre production, and stage movement. 500 8th Avenue; Lewiston, ID; 208.792.2392; www.lcsc.edu

Live Music

Catch an open mic night, outdoor summer concert series, or live music almost any day of the week in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Main headliners perform year-round at the Clearwater River Casino. Hot August Nights and Rockin’ on the River deliver popular musical acts in the summer. Check out our events page for a full listing of music acts and events throughout the year. 

Asotin County Historical Society Museum
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Idaho History Tours
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Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center
Jack O’Connor was the undisputed dean of outdoor writers. This center is the permanent home of his...
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LCSC Center for Arts & History
This beautifully restored historic building in downtown Lewiston is Idaho’s second largest exhibition space and is home to Lewiston’s turn-of-the-...
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Lewis & Clark Discovery Center
The Lewis & Clark Discovery Center was completed in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The center is locate...
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Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum
The Nez Perce County Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation and disseminati...
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Nez Perce National Historical Park
The Nez Perce National Park headquarters and museum memorializes Nimiipuu history and culture. It al...
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Nez Perce Tourism
At the foundation of this tourism company is the heartbeat of the Nimiipuu ancestors. Nez Perce Tourism provides exclusive experiences, where you ...
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Valley Art Center
This art gallery is dedicated to showcasing local artists and promoting art education. It is a place for the community to come together and interact w...
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