Introduction to Payette, Idaho
Payette was originally known as Boomerang. The area was initially served by the Oregon Shortline railroad. Later on, the city was renamed after a French - Canadian fur trapper called François Payette. It was first settled in the 1860s. David S. Lamme was the first settler of the area. The city was incorporated in 1891. Payette became the county seat of the newly formed Payette County in 1917.
Payette and nearby Attractions
- Payette County Museum
- Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum
- Ontario State Recreation Site
- Fort Boise
- National Old Time Fiddlers' Hall of Fame
Things To Do In Payette
During your stay in Payette, you can visit the Kiwanis Park and the Central Park. The Payette County Historical Society will surely help you to get a glimpse of the area's history. One can also visit the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum, Payette County Museum, National Old Time Fiddlers' Hall of Fame, and Fort Boise. You can also plan a day trip to the Malheur Butte, which is extinct volcano in Malheur County, Oregon.
One can avail flights from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.
Payette Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College, University of Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and many other colleges and universities.