by Julie Trevelyan

Heading to Grangeville for an Idaho river rafting adventure with Holiday? Plan a day or two around your trip and enjoy some area amenities to get that complete Idaho experience.

The Grangeville Visitor Center

Lions and tigers and…mammoths, oh, my? Once upon a time, these large, hairy beasts roamed the North American continent. On a 1994 dig intended to deepen nearby Tolo Lake, mammoth remains were discovered, much to the surprise to the excavators. A life-size replica now graces the spot. Stop by to check it out at the Grangeville Visitors Center along Highway 95. (208) 983-0460

Grangeville and surrounding area history is interesting, not to mention free to discover if you amble into this little museum (although they do accept donations). Open Wednesday and Friday afternoons form 1-5pm. (208) 983-2573

 Grangeville Golf and Country Club

Golfers know this is true: sometimes, even on a river rafting vacation, you just need a little tee time. The Grangeville green is open April 1-September 1 and welcomes visitors. (208) 983-1299

Nez Perce National Historic Park

The Nez Perce Indians shaped much of Idaho’s history and left their distinctive stamp on Idaho. Discover more about their history at Park sites near Grangeville. (208) 843-7001

The Wolf Center

Wolves are highly social animals, not to mention the subject of conflicting human interest over the centuries. Come see and learn more about these amazing creatures in a protected sanctuary. Call ahead to reserve tour spots. (208) 924-6960


Julie TrevelyanWritten by Julie Trevelyan.

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