Located in Hells Gate State Park, the Jack O’Connor Center opened June 3, 2006. It is the permanent home of the O’Connor wildlife collection, which is comprised of 65 mounted heads from around the world, numerous photographs and O’Connor memorabilia, as well as a complete collection of O’Connor books and many outdoor magazine articles. Jack’s famous Biesen stocked M-70 .270 is on display as is Eleanor O’Connor’s 7×57 Mauser. The center houses a gift shop with clothing and other logoed merchandise as well as original O’Connor books for sale. For more information and hours of operation visit the Center’s website! Map It!
Located 50 miles from Clarkston, travel west on Hwy. 12, towards Pomeroy and look for the signs to Lower Granite Dam. If you go through Pomeroy, you have gone too far. The Visitor Information Center is open 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Monday through Saturday, and has a fish ladder viewing point in the basement so you can see the fish go through the ladder under water. You can also view the fish ladder from outside. Dam Tours are scheduled throughout the day. For more information call (509)843-1493 or visit their website. Map It!
The facility, operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world’s largest steelhead (ocean going trout) and spring Chinook salmon hatchery. View the spawning process on Tuesdays, during March, April and late August through September. The hatchery is open year round. Visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery seven days a week, open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Take Hwy. 12 east to Orofino, go over the bridge and turn left to Hwy. 7. Follow the sign to Ahsahka. For more information call (208)476-4591 or visit their website. Map It!
Take U.S. Hwy. 95 North and watch for “view sites” signs near the top of the hill, or travel the old Spiral Highway (turn left at the second exit north of the Clearwater Bridge) See the Lewis & Clark Valley and three states from 2,750 feet above the valley floor, wonderful view both day and night.
Located 12 miles to the east of Clarkston on Highway 95, is the Nez Perce National Park headquarters and museum. The museum memorializes Nez Perce history and culture and houses a fine collection of Nez Perce clothing and accouterments, utilitarian artifacts, a dug out canoe and a model of an ancient lodge. For more information contact the Park at (208)843-2261 or visit their website. Map It!
Now a restaurant and museum, the 122-year old Pataha Flour Mill produced the first patented flour in the United States sold under the Triple X brand. Some older folks remember wearing underwear and pajamas made from the famous flour sacks. The bags can also be seen in old Bugs Bunny cartoons. Located off Highway 12 near Pomeroy, WA. For information call (509)843-3799 or visit their website. Map It!
This museum has a unique collection of more than 12,000 artifacts that reflect the early history of North Central Idaho. Visitors will rediscover the pioneer days of the Camas Prairie through exhibits relating to the early mining and farming era, plus a varied collection of minerals, firearms, Nez Perce artifacts, religious items and other objects connected to local history. The Rhoades Emmanuel Memorial, an extraordinary collection of fine Asian and European art pieces, is another significant exhibit located here. For more information call (208)962-7123 or visit their website. Map It!
418 Nezperce, Winchester, Idaho. Located on the outskirts of Winchester, this site encompasses twenty acres of rolling timberland with meadows and streams and is the home of the Sawtooth Pack – Wolves of the Nez Perce. The Center is dedicated to providing public education and scientific research concerning the gray wolf and its habitat in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Visitors may observe the pack from outside their enclosure and hike surrounding trails. Interactive and information displays are at the Visitor Center. For more information call (208)924-6960 or visit their website. Map It!
Located 29 miles South of Clarkston, follow Hwy. 129 to Asotin. At the red flashing light, go straight through on County Road 29, (do not turn right towards Anatone). Follow the windy, two-lane road along the river’s edge and you will be at the mouth of the Grand Ronde River and the small community of Rogersburg. (You may think you have gone too far, but don’t turn back – this location is at the end of the road.) You can stop at the riverfront, Heller Bar Restaurant & Lodge with a gift shop featuring Hells Canyon souvenirs. For more information call (509)243-4499. Map It!
Located 14 miles south of Clarkston along the Snake river’s edge. Follow Hwy 129 South to Asotin. At the red flashing light, go straight through on County Road 29, (do not turn right towards Anatone). Follow the windy, two-lane road along the river edge to where the road turns into one lane. On the left side, you will see a beach and rocks, next to the road, where you can view the petroglyphs.
Located at 415 Main Street in Lewiston, the Center is housed in an 1884 building. It hosts a unique Chinese exhibit whose history dates back to the 1860′s. Following the discovery of gold near Pierce, Idaho, Chinese miners began arriving in 1865. The Center showcases the Beuk Aie Temple and turn of the century artifacts. Local, regional, and international artists display work in rotating exhibits. They also present concerts, recitals and literary events. The Center has a gift gallery featuring over 100 regional artists, Lewis & Clark gift section and books on local history by local authors. For more information call (208)792-2243 or visit their website. Map It!
Located in Asotin, Washington, on Filmore and 3rd Street, the Asotin Museum is full of pioneering history and exhibits. See dozens of hand carved representations of days gone by, a Mastodon Elephant tusk over 10,000 years old, an old time barbershop and more. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1PM – 5PM. For more information call (509)243-4659 or visit their website. Map It!
You can view beautiful, sidewalk etchings depicting the adventures of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Located at the Hells Canyon Resort Marina in Clarkston. For more information call (509)751-0155. Map It!
Lewis and Clark Discovery Center features indoor educational displays, a two-acre outdoor interpretive plaza along the banks of the Snake River and a beautiful moving stream with sculptures by Artist Rip Caswell. See an original 32-minute film and don’t miss the Lewis and Clark gift shop while you’re at the center. Map It!
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1975 to preserve the free-flowing character of the Snake River and to protect archaeological, recreational and ecological treasures. It covers 652,488 acres, including some of the most rugged and spectacular wilderness area on earth. Seven Devils mountain range rises over 9,000 feet in elevation at “He Devil” mountain and plunges 1 1/2 miles from its summit to the mouth of Granite Creek. The best way to see a lot of Hells Canyon, in a short amount of time, is with a commercial jet boat outfitter. For more information, contact the Hells Canyon Visitor Association toll free (877)774-7248 or visit HellsCanyonVisitor.com.
Slip and slide your way to Asotin County’s fabulous pirate-themed aquatic center in Clarkston. Kids go crazy for the outdoor water park, featuring exciting slides, a lazy river and a fun-filled adventure pool. There are lots of play features for kids in the pool next to the indoor lap pool. Check out their website for hours and more info! Map It!
Find award-winning win just down the road at Basalt Cellars, located at 906 Port Drive in Clarkston, WA. Wine tasting at Basalt Cellars is always a most enjoyable event. We invite you to visit our tasting room, open Monday thru Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by appointment, where you will find great wines and warm hospitality. More information can be found at their website. Map It!
Expect a laid back atmosphere when you walk into Clearwater Canyon Cellars. Our entire production facility is housed within one large industrial room. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary tastings of several wines and walk among the barrels and tanks. You can see how we are making the wine and talk with the winemakers/viticulturists on Saturdays from 1-5pm at 1708 6th Ave. N Ste A Lewiston, ID. For more information check out their website. Map It!
Colter’s Creek Winery produces outstanding wine from local grapes, including both estate wines and wines sourced from other vineyards in the Lewis and Clark Valley. The vines of Colter’s Creek are nestled near the confluence of the Potlatch and Clearwater Rivers, the perfect site for growing premium grapes. Tasting room and winery tours are available by appointment. Contact Colter’s Creek Winery at 208-874-3933 or visit their website! Map It!
Riverport Brewing Company is nestled beneath the grain-rich rolling hills of the Palouse in Clarkston, Washington, near the confluence of Idaho’s Clearwater River and the mighty Snake River. Using only the finest grains, hops, and water we are sure that once you’ve tasted our fresh craft beer you’ll discover beer all over again! Stop by and tip a pint with us or visit our website! Map It!
Overlooking the scenic Snake River Valley, the Lewiston Center houses a complementary mix of retail specialty stores, restaurants, a full service bank, and more in the only climate-controlled enclosed shopping mall in the Lewis Clark Valley. See their website for hours of operation and additional info! Map It!
KiwiAir is a full service helicopter tour, charter and adventure company. We specialize in scenic helicopter tours that offer bird’s eye views of Hells Canyon, the “River of the Snake People” and the land the Nez Perce, or Ni Mi’i Puu (“The People”), called home. The KiwiAir helipad from which all tours and flights depart is located at: 9th Street and Port Drive, Clarkston WA. Check out their website for additional info! Map It!
Adventurist Air is delighted to offer hot air balloon tours over the mouth of Hells Canyon located in Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington. Our guests experience a breath-taking sunrise flight that earns its place among the best of unforgettable Idaho tour experiences. Visit our website for information!
Located 31 miles north of Clarkston in Pullman, WA, take highway 195 north, follow the signs at the top of the hill to Spokane/Pullman. WSU is home to the Cougars and the campus has several fine art exhibits and special events. Pullman also has the Beasley Coliseum and tours of the local creamery where they make the famous “Cougar Gold Cheese.” Visit their website. Map It!
The University of Idaho, located in Moscow, Idaho, is a leading research school, providing majors and degrees for graduate and undergraduate students. The University of Idaho is home to the iconic Kibbie Dome, the venue for Vandal football, basketball and other special events. Visit their website. Map It!
Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a history born of vision and commitment to people. With its beautiful campus, small classes and superb faculty dedicated to teaching and the learning experience of each student, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college. Visit their website. Map It!