Wallace Adventures

Located in the county seat of Wallace, the home offers quick access to a wide variety of activities and adventures. Food, drink, skiing, biking, sight-seeing, and historical adventures are all just minutes away. Check out our “Things to Do” and “Local History” pages to learn more about the countless adventures that await!

Museums and History

Northern Pacific DEPOT MUSEUM

Let us take you back to when railroads were a primary mode of transportation for both people and freight. The Northern Pacific Depot Museum features a replica of a working railroad agent’s room from the turn of the 20th Century, where you can see a beautiful old safe and even talk on a real telephone from 1908!

Barnard Stockbridge Museum

The Barnard – Stockbridge Museum in Wallace, Idaho displays images in large format of the photographs taken by Thomas Barnard and Nellie Stockbridge in their studio and in the surrounding community between 1893-1965.  The original collection of over 200.000 images is preserved in the University of Idaho Library Special Collections Unit.


They say dead men tell no tales. But a cemetery is full of stories. Such is the case of with the Nine Mile Cemetery of Wallace, located just north of town on Dobson Pass Road. Among those buried there are heroes from every American conflict from the Civil War onward. The historic cemetery has graves dating from the 1880s and is located in a forested setting on a fairly steep hillside. Graves include those from the early mining days of the Silver Valley.

Oasis Bordello Museum

The Oasis Bordello Museum building housed an active bordello until 1988 when the occupants hastily left town leaving personal items, furnishings, food in the cupboards, and even the groceries still sit in a grocery bag on the kitchen counter.

Wallace district mining museum

Our Mission is to tell the story of the Coeur d’ Alene Mining District in regards to our local history, local mining efforts and the area’s unique heritage. We accomplish this through our repository of the area’s written, graphical, and three-dimensional objects and documents and a committed staff. Support research efforts. Preserve and protect the museum collection. Provide cultural tourism visitor center services.

Sierra Silver Mine Tour

Fun for adventurers of all ages! You will personally experience the actual methods of hard-rock mining in the richest silver district on earth! A retired miner is your guide you through a real silver mine. On the short trip to and from the mine aboard our classic trolley, you will be treated to a narrated tour of Historic Wallace. 1 hour and 15 minute tours depart from the ticket office every 30 minutes with the first tour departing at 10am and the last at 4pm.

Outdoor Activities

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

The award winning 72 mile paved, non-motorized, mostly alpine and basically flat rail trail is a very narrow Idaho State Park. It travels downhill from the Plummer prairie over the expansive Chatcolet Bridge along the Coeur d’Alene Lake following the flow of the Coeur d’Alene River though a collection of chain lakes and farmland until it becomes more forested along the river which divides into two confluences and following the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene until….

Silver Streak Zipline

Explore the canopy of 265 undisturbed acres of mountainous terrain at Silver Streak Zip Line Tours. Two different courses with 11 separate zips provide high-flying fun for adventure seekers.

Wallace’s first and only downhill mountain bike trail. A mountain bike park tailored to training race, slope style, and big mountain athletes. Also providing bike park shuttle days.

SVR GAS Mountain Bike

SvR is designed, developed, and maintained to bring our guests the highest quality trails. Through our efficient booking system, we can provide the rider with the feel of an exclusive bike park. We’re a mountain bike park tailored to training race, slope style, and big mountain athletes. Also providing bike park shuttle days for all!

lookout pass

Welcome to Lookout Pass, home of the best snow, the easiest access and the most affordable prices. It’s no wonder Lookout Pass was voted the most family-friendly mountain resort in the Pacific Northwest by visitors to OnTheSnow.com. We’re also the home of the Lookout Pass Famous Free Ski School for kids. But what skiers and riders love most about Lookout is an average of more than 400 inches of light, dry powder snow annually.
Your #1 Powder Place!

silver mountain

Silver Mountain Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, lift served snow tubing and snowshoeing during the winter months.  Once summer hits, the lifts keep turning for mountain top adventure. Try mountain biking in the region’s best lift served terrain, go for a scenic gondola ride, hike to the fire lookout on Kellogg Peak or just settle in for some huckleberry ribs and listen to live music at the mountain house grill.  

Stevens Lake

Stevens Lakes Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mullan, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

PUlaski trail

he Pulaski Tunnel Trail (five minutes from Wallace, ID) traces part of the route that Edward Pulaski’s crew followed during their escape from the 1910 fires. The trail’s two-mile course brings hikers to an overlook across the creek from the Nicholson mine adit – better known as the Pulaski Tunnel – where “Big Ed” Pulaski saved all but six of his 45-man firefighting crew in August of 1910. 

moon pass

Originally a winding railroad grade that transported ore and supplies to and from the Silver Valley, moon pass is now a scenic dirt roading leading to Avery, ID. Explore the pass as it meanders through former Cedar swamps, goes through 7 old railroad tunnels, and terminates in Avery on the beautiful shadowy St. Joe – home to some of the best fly fishing in the area.

Burke Canyon

Burke Canyon, just outside of Wallace, features historical markers, remains of mines and towns, and ongoing environmental restoration, all reflecting the heyday of silver mining. Visit the Mining Museum before taking a trip up Burke to see historic images, so you can truly understand the scale of development that the canyon once housed.

Events and Entertainment

Sixth Street Melodrama

In 1983, a dream of having summer entertainment became a reality when a small group brought live theater to our community. Don and Joan Springer, along with Sherrill and Pat Grounds, were the founders. Sherrill was the director and manager, and Pat wrote many scripts that depicted miner’s life around this area. Don and Joan used their wonderful talent on stage as did Sherrill.

Wallace Blue Fest

Voted “Best Blues Event” 5 times by the Inland Empire Blues Society and an inductee into their “Blues Hall of Fame”!

16 Bands & single performers on 4 stages featuring our famous Beer Garden as well as 20 Unique Shops, 10 Restaurants, 7 Pubs, 2 Breweries, and an Espresso and Wine Bar!

Extreme Ski Jor

Western skijoring is an action-packed competition where a horse and rider pull a skier at a fast pace through a course that includes gates, jumps, and rings. Here in lawless Wallace, we use ATVs instead of horses! Competitors race for prizes and glory. Above all, skijoring is just another reason to get outside during the winter in Wallace and socialize, all while supporting a great cause!

Depot Day

Wallace kicks off the Summer Festival Season with Depot Day each Mother’s Day weekend. Mix hundreds of classic cars on display all over Historic Downtown streets, vendor booths, kids’ events, a beer garden featuring local micro brews, as well as live music real dancing in the streets and more.

Wallace Huckleberry Fest

Celebrate the prized berry season of North Idaho during the third weekend of August in downtown Historic Wallace. A 5k fun run, family activities and games, huckleberry breakfast, and entertainment occur all weekend long. Enjoy and celebrate our spectacular summer season at its best!

Under the freeway flea market

Each Labor Day Weekend, hundreds of vendors ply their wares in the protected open air space underneath I-90 and on the Depot Grounds. Plus live music, kids’ games and more. Stroll from booth to booth and enjoy river, mountain and town scape.

Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby

Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby third week in June. It’s BBQs, a radiothon, a carnival with midway rides and concessions right smack in the middle of Wallace — all capped off with the Lead Creek Derby Saturday afternoon. Win a pot of cash if you guess correctly how long…

Idaho Statehood Day Parade

Ring in Idaho and America’s birthdays with a big parade down the town’s main drag.

Wallace ATV/UTV Jamboree

Off road enthusiasts take their rigs over the area’s most scenic and sometimes challenging trails, then have fun events in town. Parades parties and more. Details, reservations and more at hmatvassociation.com and High Mountain ATV Association Facebook

Silver Valley Jeep Jamboree

Now in its 20th year, this popular Jamboree will have you old military wagon trails that wind their way through scenic Idaho Panhandle National Forest. There’s lunch on a mountaintop with unparalleled views of Idaho and Montana as the backdrop. Weather permitting, enjoy an evening cookout in the scenic setting…

Elks Round-up

The Wallace Elks Celebrate their 126th Annual Round up, with Parades, Pageants, Comedy Concerts, Contests,  Food and a Whole Lot of Fun. A real small town Idaho good time family fun event. Here’s the complete schedule of events, for members and guests Enjoy this slide show of the 2019 Roundup

Wallace Home Town Christmas Festival

First two weekends in December, enjoy and old fashioned home-town style holiday with lighting of the streets and historic buildings, crafts fair, the Winter Walk, gingerbread contest, night time Light and daytime Paw parades, children’s pageant and downtown merchants specials