The Outback Family Mini-Resort

Pierce, Idaho

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Leave hassles, stop lights and cell phones behind with all those folks in the city. No matter what time of year, Pierce (population 617) is an awesome place to visit. Rich in History and Outdoor Opportunities, there is plenty to do and see. (Click on one of the above links to learn more.)

First Idaho CourthouseThere is a tremendous amount of history in the Pierce area, including our close proximity to the Lewis and Clark Expedition Trail. Lewis and Clark first encountered the Nez Perce Indians near Weippe, just ten miles east of town. In addition, the Pierce area abounds with a rich history of gold mining. The party of Captain E.D. Pierce first discovered gold in Idaho in 1860. The strike occurred on Canal Gulch near the current site of the town. Pierce was later established as the county seat of Shoshone County and Idaho's first courthouse was erected. (It is still standing - see left photo.) The Pierce Free Public Library is also an excellent source of information and has a nice display of mining artifacts.

Logging MuseumThe other "gold" of the Pierce area is the vast forests often referred to as "green gold." The Clearwater National Forest boasts the largest stand of Western White Pine in the world. Timber harvest in the Pierce area has a colorful history, from the "rough & tough" logging camps and river log drives, to the modern mechanical harvesting equipment now in use. The J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum in Pierce is an excellent way to take-in some of the logging history of the area. The museum has a display of much of the equipment used in by-gone years, as well as a photographic history of the men and machines used in timber harvest. The museum is open seasonally Friday & Saturday from 12:00-4:00 p.m. from Mid-June to Mid-October (after Labor Day - Saturdays only).


Timber Inn ATV RideThe Timber Inn serves meals and alcohol, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grocery StorePierce also features a well-stocked supermarket-style grocery store, laundromat, car wash, auto parts store, post office, hardware store, art gallery, and a mini-mart with fuel pumps. (Click on the logo below to view the Pierce, Idaho web site.


Pierce Weippe Chamber of Commerce


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The Outback
Owners: Harv & Colleen Nelson
211 Main Street, PO Box 383
Pierce, Idaho 83546
Toll Free (800) 538-1754
or (208) 464-2171