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Discover an area rich in fascinating silver-mining history and modern natural recreational activities.

The small town of Wallace has a big history. Nicknamed the “Silver Capital of the World,” this area produced more than 1 billion ounces (28,000 metric tons) of silver over 100 years of mining. Visit today to see heritage buildings and enjoy outdoor recreational pursuits.

Learn the story about how the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and other historic buildings from the city’s affluent past were saved from destruction by the valiant efforts of Harry Magnuson over a 16-year period fighting government officials. Numerous buildings in Historic Wallace are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beyond the town itself, appreciate the natural surroundings of northern Idaho’s Silver Valley. In winter, enjoy the fresh white powder conditions at the pristine mountains of Lookout Pass or Silver Mountain ski areas. In summer, hike these hills for glorious valley views. Watch for moose and other wildlife just off the trails.

Bicycle along the area’s 185 miles (300 kilometers) of trails, including the paved Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes as it winds along the south fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. Stop to dip your toes in the water and reflect on the vast amount of silver that was removed from this valley and the impact it had on the region.

You may not find any silver nuggets along the streambed, but the community still relies on silver mining as a big part of its economy. Learn more at the Sierra Silver Mine Tour and the Wallace District Mining Museum. The Oasis Bordello Museum nearby depicts another aspect of the town’s history during the mining heyday.

Wallace is a small town in the northeastern part of Idaho, just a few miles west of Montana. Fly to Spokane, Washington and rent a car to drive 1.5 hours to reach the town. Then explore the beautiful countryside throughout the Silver Valley. Come in July to enjoy the annual Wallace Blues Festival.

Accommodation in Wallace

There are only a few hotels in Wallace that appear on the Expedia Wallace hotels guide, so it's a good idea to make reservations.

If you are planning a stay in or within a short distance of Wallace, compare the Privately Owned Condos at Silver Mountain , Wallace Inn, GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kellogg and Stardust Motel Wallace.

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