City of Wallace Idaho
The Center of The Universe
NOTICE - Per Ordinance 2022-07, council meetings will be held at 5:00 PM instead of 6:00 PM.
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. There are four museums devoted to Wallace’s history, and the entire town is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Books have been written about Wallace’s historic labor wars, wildfires, and unique independent wild west culture.
Come visit Wallace and ask anyone on the street for a story. You are guaranteed to be educated, or at least entertained.
Here for the Recreation
Wallace is base camp for some of the most spectacular recreation in the Inland Pacific Northwest. We host campers, hunters, hikers, and bikers (with and without motors). We are within 15 miles of 2 ski hills. Wallace boasts three nearby world class “rails-to-trails”: the Route of the Hiawatha and the Route of the Olympian for mountain bikers, and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes for road bikers. The Silver Streak Zipline is building mountain biking trails on a mountain overlooking the town, and Silver Mountain has lift-served downhill mountain biking. We are surrounded by hundreds of miles of trails accessible to hikers, bicycles, horses, ATVs, and snowmobiles. If you prefer food and beverage recreation, Wallace has two microbreweries and many other excellent food and drink establishments. All of 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:
- Craft Beer Fest
- Gyro Days / Lead Creek Derby
- Statehood Parade and Celebration
- Wallace Blues Festival
- Huckleberry Festival & 5K Walk Run
- Jeep Festival
- Accordion Jubilee
- Under the Freeway Flea Market
- Wallace Bratfest
- Fall for History Festival
- Yuletide Festival
- Ski Wallace Big Air Festival
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.