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Lapwai - Nez Perce National Historical Park

39063 US Highway 95

Nez Perce National Historical Park has 38 sites in four states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington). Nine sites are owned and managed directly by the National Park Service. The remaining sites are managed through a public/private partnerships through a variety of public and private entities. There are two visitor centers, one in Spalding, Idaho and the other in Wisdom, Montana.

Nez Perce National Historical Park offers for all Americans an important perspective about our history as a people. It is not the view from the Gateway Arch looking west; it is a view from a homeland looking out, witnessing the march of history and change, yet continuing today and tomorrow to commemorate and celebrate Nez Perce culture and traditions. It is a park about a people, for all people.


Brooklyn Eldridge

Sunday, March 11, 2018
I go to the Nez Perce National Park almost every year. It is enjoyable and teaches everybody about the life before today. Its spread out and you see more than you would expect.

Mark Boyer

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Wonderful glimpse into the history of the Nez Perce. Was fortunate enough to spend a good deal of time speaking with native tribal persons.

Bryce Caster

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
This is an unusual National Park Service site because it is located on a reservation and contains sites spread over 4 states. There is no one site that jumps out as a "wow" destination, but the vast grouping of sites helps to tell the complex history of the Nez Perce tribe. The "town" of Spalding contains the visitor center and the largest grouping of sites.

Patricia Carter

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Watching the stunning solar eclipse with family and friends at this beautiful park! Thank you for hosting, Nez Perce National Park Visitors Center!

Charles Swift

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Historical site well worth visiting in a scenic setting.

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