The Nez Perce County Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of the history of Nez Perce County and the surrounding area. In addition to preserving artifacts, the Society maintains a research library of Nez Perce County history and works with the public to provide educational information. The museum also acts as… Read more »
Thing to do: Historic Sites
Experience the frontier as the settlers did. The museum’s cement block building was constructed in 1920 for use as a funeral parlor by Henry J. Merchant Sr. Later the facility was donated by the Merchant family to be used as a museum. In 1972, it became the Asotin County Historical Society, and features many hands-on… Read more »
At the foundation of this tourism company is the heartbeat of the Nimiipuu ancestors. Nez Perce Tourism provides exclusive experiences, where you can walk alongside the Nimiipuu people, learning their ancient ways of life. Embrace the spirit of their homelands and listen to the drumbeat of the landscape on one of the exciting tours led… Read more »
The Nez Perce National Park headquarters and museum memorializes Nimiipuu history and culture. It also houses a fine collection of Nez Perce clothing and accouterments, utilitarian artifacts, a dug-out canoe and a model of an ancient lodge.
Just east of Lewiston, along the Clearwater River, the Clearwater River Casino floor has nearly 40,000 square feet of space. It also has two restaurants, a lounge and an 11,000 square-foot event center. Along with a hotel and RV park all located on the property. The hotel includes 50 smoke-free rooms, an indoor saltwater pool,… Read more »
This beautifully restored historic building in downtown Lewiston is Idaho’s second largest exhibition space and is home to Lewiston’s turn-of-the-century Chinese Beuk Aie Temple. The Center features local, regional and nationally-renowned artists. It also hosts readings, lectures and special events.
There is a historical marker for the October 10, 1805 campsite of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Nearby are several open-air interpretive displays, including a dug-out canoe. Nez Perce lore is conveyed in Nancy Dreher’s Tsceminicum sculpture. Parking is off the west end of D Street in Lewiston.
The Lewis & Clark Discovery Center was completed in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The center is located in Hells Gate State Park. It features a two acre outdoor interpretive center along the banks of the Snake River. It also has educational displays, a gift shop and an original… Read more »
Jack O’Connor was the undisputed dean of outdoor writers. This center is the permanent home of his wildlife collection. View his trophies from all over the world while being educated about the role of hunting in modern-day game management and conservation. For decades, his featured articles in Outdoor Life Magazine brought enjoyment and a sense… Read more »
A replica of Idaho’s first territorial Capitol Building was dedicated in 2013. Make the trip to downtown Lewiston and enjoy this historical sight, shopping, and great food!