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Here for the History

Wallace has a deep and colorful history.  Wallace is known as the Silver Capital of the World.  Wallace was the hub of the Silver Valley where 21% of the world’s silver was mined. This boom brought all sorts of folks hoping to strike it rich.  Wallace was home to miners, loggers, brothels and saloons. Today, Wallace doesn’t shy away from its history, we celebrate it for all its glory and warts. Wallace is home to several museums that will regale you with as much history as you can manage.

Come visit Wallace and ask anyone on the street for a story.  You are guaranteed to be educated, or at least entertained.

Wallace High School Band 1940

Photo By:  Barnard-Stockbridge

9 Mile Cemetery Rededication

Photo by: Lizzie Keitel

Wallace Residence 1898

Photo By:  Barnard-Stockbridge

Photo by: Lookout Pass

Here for the Recreation

Wallace is base camp for some of the most spectacular recreation in the Pacific North West. We are a host to campers, hunters, hikers, and bikers (with and without motors).  We are within 15 miles of 2 ski hills. Wallace boasts two world class “rails-to-trails”, the Route of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Couer D’Alenes.  We are surrounded by hundreds of miles of trails accessible to hikers, bicycles, horses, ATVs, and snowmobiles. If you prefer liquid recreation, Wallace has 2 breweries and 12 other bars to wet your whistle.  All this is within walking distance of your hotel, bed and breakfast or vacation rental.

Come visit Wallace and make it the base camp for your next adventure.

Here for the festivals

Wallace has historically been a place for a party. Modern times are no exception. We like to have fun all year round, so we host a myriad of festivals.  Some are educational and tame, others are loud and wild.

Come visit Wallace for one of our festivals.  Here is a small list of what happens every year:

  • Winter fest
  • Craft Beer Fest
  • Wild West Triathlon
  • Gyro Days / Lead Creek Derby
  • Statehood Parade and Celebration
  • Wallace Blues Festival
  • Huckleberry Festival & 5K Walk Run
  • Accordion Jubilee
  • Under the Freeway Flea Market
  • Wallace Bratfest
  • Fall for History Festival
  • Yuletide Festival

Blues Fest

Photo by: Lizzie Keitel

Depot Days

Photo by: Lizzie Keitel

Bank Benefit

Photo by:  Fall For History

Wallace Flower Project

Photo by: Lizzie Keitel

Here for the Community

Some people come here and say “This is just like Mayberry.” We reply, “No this is just like Wallace.”  The sense of community runs deep with Wallace locals and transplants. We were born out of the rough and tumble hard rock mining times. However, this small community has a massive heart.  You are likely to know almost all your neighbors and may even dine with them at a restaurant or share a drink at one of the local pubs. If you child falls on their bike you may get a call before they are home to tell you themselves.

Come visit Wallace for adventure, but stay in Wallace for the community.

City of Wallace

Your town yesterday, today and tomorrow!
Photo By:  Barnard-Stockbridge