Moscow Community Attractions
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Photo by Alison Meyer
Climbing, Biking, Hiking and Walking Trails Climbing Wall at the University of Idaho Located in the University of Idaho Student Recreation Center. Experience the most comprehensive climbing facility of its kind in North America – featuring a 55 foot pillar and 6,000 square feet of climbing area.
Bike Moscow Mountain Enjoy 15 – 30 miles of IMBA inspired, hand sculpted, well maintained single track around heavily forested Moscow Mountain. Along the way, you can plan for breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Palouse.
Kamiak & Steptoe Buttes Reaching an elevation of 3,641 feet, Kamiak Butte offers breath-taking, panoramic views of the Palouse and over five miles of hiking trails through beautiful forests. For more information, visit http://www.whitmancounty.org/ssi.aspx?ssid=81. Steptoe Butte is famous for its stark, dramatic beauty and the panoramic view it provides of surrounding farmlands, mountains, ranges and peaks. For more information, visit http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Steptoe%20Butte&subject=all.
Bill Chipman Trail The Bill Chipman Trail is a seven mile paved path between Pullman and Moscow along Highway 270 and is open dawn to dusk year round. The gradual slope is perfect for all ages and abilities. This trail connects to the Paradise Path, the Latah Trail and Whitman County’s trail system - providing over 38 miles of paved pathways!
UI Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Moscow Organized into geographical groupings of Asian, European, Eastern and Western North American sections, this unique garden displays plantings of hundreds of species, cultivars of north temperate trees and shrubs and a xeriscape garden. In addition to native Idaho species, there are over 120 dedicated trees and groves, trails, water features, and 27 granite benches for viewing, studying, contemplation, and enjoying northern Idahoâ€™s spectacular seasonal changes. Visit www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/arboretum for more information.
Idlerâ€™s Rest Conservatory, Moscow This conservatory is just northeast of Moscow and offers idyllic woods adjacent to the Palouse farmlands. Visit www.pcei.org/idlers_rest.htm or call (208) 882-1444 for more information.
Mary Minerva McCroskey State Park This 5,300-acre ridgeline park is dedicated to pioneer women. McCroskey State Park's highlight is an 18mile skyline drive through the park on unpaved roads providing spectacular views of the rolling Palouse country and access to 32 miles of multi-purpose trails. Facilities include a group day use shelter, primitive camping areas and picnic areas. Visit http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/maryminer vamccroskey.aspx or call (208) 686-1308 for more information.
Museums Appaloosa Horse Museum, Moscow The Appaloosa Museum is located in the heart of Palouse Country - home of the Appaloosa breed. The museum is a non-profit organization established in 1975 to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit objects and information that illustrate the history of the Appaloosa horse. Visit www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882-8150 for more information.
McConnell Mansion, Moscow The two-story house is a blend of Victorian, Queen Anne, and Eastlake styles. The rooms on the first floor have been restored to historic periods reflecting the house's history, from turn-of-the-century parlors to the 1930s kitchen. A friendly volunteer will give you a tour of the rooms and information about the house, Moscow, and Latah County. Upstairs are two exhibit areas which offer well-researched and interpreted perspectives on people, places, and events of Latah County. Visit http://users.moscow.com/lchs/mansion.html or call (208) 882-1004 for more information.
Nez Perce National Historical Park Headquarters & Visitor Center, Spalding Early Nez Perce artifacts, history of the tribe and a walking tour of the historic Spalding Village. Maps and guide to the 38 different sites within the Nez Perce National Historic Park (spread over four states) are also available. Located 10 miles east of Lewiston. Visit http://www.nps.gov/nepe/index.htm or call (208) 843-7001.
Family Fun Palouse Discovery Science Center, Pullman This unique center promotes science, math and technology literacy through the use of educational programs, exhibits, teaching collections and activities emphasizing hands-on learning. Visit http://www.palousescience.org or call (509) 3326869 for more information. Zeppoz Family Fun Center, Pullman A recreation center for the whole family! Zeppoz is home to state of the art bowling, arcade, full-size regulation tournament pool tables, card room, sports bar and restaurant/snack bar. Located at 780 SE Bishop Boulevard in Pullman. Call (509) 334-7101 or visit www.zeppoz.com for more information or to reserve a lane. Palouse Ice Rink at the Rotary Veterans Memorial Pavilion, Moscow The ice skating season at the Pavilion typically runs from late October to early April; however other activities are planned throughout the summer. Winter fun for both kids and adults includes hockey tournaments, open skate, and lessons. Summertime can include rollar-skating, floor hockey and roller derby! Call (208) 882-7188 or visit http://www.palouseicerink.com. Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center, Moscow Fun for the whole family - includes several large water slides, smaller slides for younger children, kidâ€™s area and a large concession area. For more information, call (208) 882-7665 or visit http://www.moscow.id.us/parks_and_rec/aquatics/index.aspx. WSU Bear Center, Pullman This facility offers visitors the chance to observe live grizzly bears up close! Here they study the effects of hibernation and how the heart can adapt to stressful conditions. For more information, visit http://nrs.wsu.edu/Research/BearCenter/index.html or call (509) 335-1119.
Art Galleries Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow The University of Idaho art center is located in downtown Moscow and serves the public with a year round rotating exhibition schedule. The gallery has included works by internationally famous artists as well as Northwest and regional artists. It is free and open to the public. Visit http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/galleries/ or call (208) 8853586 for more information. Third Street Art Gallery, Moscow The Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow's beautifully renovated and historic City Hall. The gallery exhibits the works of local and regional artists for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the community. Moscow City Hall is located at 206 East Third Street. Visit http://www.moscow.id.us/art/gallery.aspx or call (208) 8837036 for more information. Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman The WSU Museum of Art is the largest fine arts facility in the Northwest and operates a program of exhibits changing throughout the year. It is located in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU campus and offers traditional and contemporary art forms from various mediums. Visit museum.wsu.edu/ or call (509) 3351910 for more information.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is a non-profit organization that cultivates creativity on the Palouse by providing studio space for working artists, a venue for local performing and exhibiting artists, and creative experiences for children and adults. The state-of-the-art facility has been transformed from a former dairy barn. Attractions include a gift shop featuring art, fine crafts and products from the Palouse. Artisans at work in their studio spaces will share their creative process with visitors. Visit www.artisanbarn.org or call (509) 229-3414 for more information.
Performing Art and Theatres
Hartung Theater, Moscow Home for the University of Idaho Theatre Department’s productions…as well as the renowned summer professional performances for Idaho’s Repertory Theatre. For schedule and ticket information, call (208) 885-6465 or visit http://www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre.
Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow This historic building located in downtown Moscow, offers high quality entertainment including live theatre, films, concerts, lectures and other performing arts. Visit http://www.kenworthy.org or call (208) 882-4127 for more information.
Other Attractions Moscow Farmer’s Market The Moscow Farmer’s Market offers the best in locally grown produce, including fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables. Music is performed by local musicians. Starting the first Saturday in May, the market runs 8am-12pm each Saturday through October. Call the Moscow Arts Commission at (208) 883-7036 for more information.
Ferdinand’s Ice Cream, Pullman Ferdinand's Ice Cream Shoppe, WSU's gourmet ice cream shop, features old-fashioned ice cream and soda fountain treats, exclusive ice cream flavors, gourmet coffee and espresso drinks and, of course, award winning Cougar Cheese. Witness cheese makers in action as they make Cougar Cheese and Ferdinand's Ice Cream. While enjoying a snack from Ferdinand's, relax in a comfortable chair to watch special videos that show the entire process of cheese and ice cream production at the WSU Creamery. For more information and to find out cheese and ice cream production schedules, please call Ferdinand's at (509) 335-2141 or visit http://www.wsu.edu/creamery/ferdfront.htm. Flight tour of the Palouse
Experience the unique beauty of the Palouse by air! This is an opportunity to gaze at the rolling hills and communities of Moscow and Pullman with an endless view. Contact InterState Aviation for rates and scheduling at (509) 332-6596.
Red Barn Farms, Colton Founded in 1901, Red Barn Farms has been owned and operated by four generations of the Meyer family. Red Barn Farms hosts a summer concert series and fall pumpkin patch and antique show to help preserve the rural lifestyle, increase agriculture awareness, and provide an events venue for people to come out and appreciate the country way of life. Visit them at http://www.redbarnfarms.com or call (509) 995-6335.
University of Idaho & Washington State University Athletics Help cheer on the University of Idaho Vandals and the Washington State Cougars as they engage in exciting Pac-12 and WAC collegiate athletics. For Vandal schedules, times and tickets, call (208) 885-6466 or visit http://govandals.com/ For Cougar schedules, times and tickets, call (509) 335-9626 or visit http://www.wsucougars.com/
University of Idaho, Moscow The University of Idaho is the Idaho’s land-grant institution and currently enrolls nearly 13,000 students from every state in the nation and over 60 foreign countries. On campus there are a variety of exhibits, displays and performing arts. Walking tours of campus are a great way to enjoy the unique architecture of several historic buildings, stroll up “Hello Walk” to the Administration Lawn and navigate through a rich history of statues, landmarks and traditions, initially designed by the same brothers who designed Central Park in New York City. Visit http://www.uidaho.edu or call (208) 885 -6163 to schedule a tour.
Golfing UI Golf Course, Moscow This 18-hole, par 72 course is located on the University of Idaho campus. Complete Pro Shop, driving range, club and cart rentals, PGA instruction and a restaurant. The Pro Shop is open from March 1st until the end of the season. For reservations call (208) 885-6171 or visit www.uidaho.edu/golfcourse.
Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Pullman This 18-hole Scottish links style course was ranked second by Golfweek magazine and Golf Digest for new courses to open in the US. Come experience the 350+ acre site. For more information and reservations, call (509) 335-4342, or visit www.palouseridge.com.
Airway Hills Miniature Golf and Driving Range, Pullman This facility on Airport Road between Pullman and Moscow offers a 300 yard driving range, 2,000 square feet of practice green, golf lessons, pro shop, picnic area, and full 18-hole miniature golf course. Golf lessons are available from experienced PGA Professionals as well! For more information, call (509) 872-3092 or visit www.airwayhills.com.
Wineries Camas Prairie Winery, Moscow Camas Prairie Winery began in 1983 as a hobby, and is now Idaho’s oldest independent winery. The family operation produces all wines on the premises with grapes field-crushed at the vineyards. Enjoy a sampling of Camas’ 24 wines, champagnes, and 81 imported specialty beers. Call (208) 882-0214 or visit www.camasprairiewinery.com. Merry Cellars, Pullman Merry Cellars is a family-owned winery which began in Pullman in 2004 with their first crush. Winemaker Patrick Merry produces both red and white premium varieties, all from Washington fruit. The tasting room is open Tues-Sat 1-6pm and by appointment. Call (509) 338-4699 or visit www.merrycellars.com. Wawawai Canyon Winery, Pullman This winery was opened in the fall of 2006 with the release of their 2004 Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, made with Washington fruit, including grapes grown on their property. The winery/tasting room is located along the Moscow-Pullman Highway where you can taste the newest releases. Call (509) 338-4916 or visit www.wawawaicanyon.com. Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Lewiston Pursuing excellence in full lush blends and stand alone varieties from local vineyards as well as a few select vineyards from central Washington. Call (208) 816-4679 or visit http://cccellars.com.
Colter’s Creek, Julietta Helping bring back wine making to the Clearwater Valley. For more information, please call (208) 874-3933 or visit them at http://colterscreek.com. Basalt Cellars, Clarkston A thriving winery in Clarkston, Washington developing a national reputation. Experience for yourself Basalt wines’ quality to appreciate one of Washington’s finest wineries. Call (409) 758-6442 or visit them at http://basaltcellars.com.
Breweries Palouse Falls Brewery, Pullman Pullmanâ€™s first microbrewery offers a wide variety of superior microbrews in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Bring your own food and sample several beers named for regional landmarks including Kamiak IPA, Steptoe Stout, Whitman Wheat, Crimson Pride, Idaho Au, and many more. Join them for one of their many special events throughout the year or sit and sip in the tap room with your friends. For more information visit www.palousefallsbrewing.com or call (509) 334-6427.
Paradise Creek Brewing Co., Pullman Located in Pullman's Old Post Office, Paradise Creek Brewing Co., is a genesis for ales, hand crafted and curated with loving care in the singular hope to weave great beer into the fabric of Pullman's culture. A place where you'll find a gastropub menu, an extensive wine list, homebrew supplies, wine and bottled microbrews for sale, local art, music, movies and of course, the specialty beers brewed directly below the restaurant. Call (509) 662-0500 or visit www.ParadiseCreekBrewery.com
Riverport Brewing Company, Clarkston Riverport Brewing Company invites you to find out what beer is supposed to taste like. Their hand-crafted ales use only the finest grains, hops and water. Visit them today at http://www.riverportbrewing.com/ or call (509) 758-8889.
River Rafting & Jet Boating Salmon River Experience, Moscow Offering one to five day whitewater adventures on Idaho’s Salmon “River of No Return” as well as equipment and guided fishing for steelhead. (Can accommodate groups up to 200.) Available June – September. Call (800) 892-9223 or visit http://www.salmonriverexperience.com/
Beamers Hells Canyon Tours, Lewiston Tour in comfort, unsurpassed visibility through the glassed-in enclosure of their climate controlled tour boats. Several sizes of boats – smallest capacity of 10; largest capacity of 66. (maximum group: 245). Tours available April – October. Call (800)522-6966 or visit www.hellscanyontours.com.
Published on Jun 16, 2011