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Wallace, Idaho & the Silver Valley

Wallace, Idaho is a gem of a Wild West mining town perched in the legendary Silver Valley of North Idaho. Conveniently located just off Interstate 90 in the Panhandle of North Idaho, between Washington and Montana, Wallace boasts breathtaking mountain views, a beautifully-preserved downtown of Queen Anne buildings, and a homespun friendliness that captivates today’s visitors - just as it always has throughout Wallace’s spirited history on the frontier of the American West.

No wonder that visitors -- from the town’s founder, Colonel W. R. Wallace, to Teddy Roosevelt in 1903, to Hollywood moguls in the 1970’s and 1980’s looking to capture the unique imagery of the American West -- have found their way to the unique outpost of Wallace, representing something indigenous, special and even grand about small-town America. Wallace truly is what America once was.

With its recent evolution from bustling mining town to recreation and tourism center for the Inland Empire, Wallace and the Wallace Inn beckon to serve as your base camp for year-round Northwestern adventures in recreation and in unearthing the area’s remarkable history.

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | June 7, 2021, 8 a.m. Perhaps more than ever, now is a time to appreciate America’s small towns. As we begin to see the other side of a pandemic that kept so many of us isolated, it is easier to understand the value in those things we’ve missed. Whether it’s by enjoying an outdoor…

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April 21, 2021 | Wallace, Idaho: A Silver Town’s Gilded Past

Wallace, Idaho: A Silver Town’s Gilded Past Downtown Wallace, Idaho. Once a silver capital, saved by tourism. Karin Leperi photos. Downtown Wallace, Idaho. Once a silver capital, saved by tourism. Karin Leperi photos. Wallace Idaho Discovers a Silver Lining By Karin Leperi Billed as the “Silver…

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