Introduction to Lewiston, Idaho
The first Europeans to visit the area of Lewiston were the U.S. expedition members who were led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. Lewiston was founded in 1861 and was named in honor of Meriwether Lewis. Lewiston became the capital of Idaho Territory in 1863. The capital was shifted from Lewiston to Boise in 1865.
Lewiston and nearby Attractions
- Lewiston Shopping Center
- Lewis - Clark Center for Arts & History
- Vollmer Park
- Luna House Museum
- Sunset Center
Things To Do In Lewiston
During your stay in Lewiston tourists can visit the Sunset Center and the Lewis - Clark Center for Arts and History. It is also worth taking a look around the Luna House Museum. Tourists also flock to the local parks such as the Airway Park and Vollmer Park. The Lewiston Shopping Center is an ideal place to enjoy your shopping. Lewiston City hosts a number of annual festivals such as the Dogwood Festival, Lewiston Roundup, Nez Perce County Fair, and the Art Under the Elms.
Lewiston - Nez Perce County Airport is the nearest airport.
Lewiston Higher Education
The Valley Business College and Lewis - Clark State College are located in the city. Higher education institutes which can be attended from Lewiston include the University of Idaho, and Washington State University.