With a 2010 population of 784 residents, Wallace, Idaho may be small, but it is big with history and recreational activities. Situated in the Idaho Panhandle region and the Silver Valley mining district, Wallace is located along the Coeur d’Alene River, just off of Interstate 90, with the Bitterroot Mountains completing the town’s scenery. Wallace was named after Colonel W.R. Wallace when he “purchased 80 acres of land and built his cabin in the area that became the site of the present city” in 1884. With the region teeming with silver, gold, and other metals, Wallace quickly grew into a booming mining town where mining continues today. In fact, “The town has long been famous as the ‘Silver Capital of the World’ with 1.2 billion ounces of silver produced…since 1884.”
In honor of the town’s history and culture, Wallace offers tourists and residents a variety of museums, tours, festivals, and events. Recreational activities abound in the area, including fishing, golfing, and recreational vehicle trails to explore. With Silver Mountain Ski Resort and Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area within driving distance of Wallace, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy some of the best powder in Idaho which ‘’averages over 400 inches…on the ski runs every year.” And, hikers and bicyclists can enjoy the scenic 15-mile hiking and biking trail of the Route of the Hiawatha. http://bit.ly/V6k6F0
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Address: 412 Cedar St., Wallace, Idaho 83873