Introduction to Weiser, Idaho
Weiser was named after the nearby Weiser River. Some also believe that the city was named in the honor of its founder Jacob Weiser who settled in the city in 1863. However, there are many who believe that it was named after Peter M. Weiser, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Oregon Short Line railroad first entered the city in 1884. The city was originally named as Weiser Bridge. Later on, it dropped the bridge portion from its name. The city was incorporated in 1887.
Weiser and nearby Attractions
- National Old Time Fiddlers' Hall of Fame
- Snake River Heritage Center
- Ontario State Recreation Site
- Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum
- Fort Boise
Things To Do In Weiser
Weiser offers many parks and open spaces that feature horseshoe pits, playground equipment, picnic areas, BBQ pits. It is also worth taking a look around the Snake River Heritage Center. Visitors can also enjoy boating, fishing, and other water sports on the Weiser River. Malheur Butte, which is a dead volcano, within few minutes driving, can also be viewed. Every year, the city organizes events like Hells Canyon Days, Weiser Valley Round - Up, National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest and Festival, and Washington County Fair.
Flights can be availed from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.
Weiser Higher Education
Residents of Weiser can avail higher education from Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College, and Eastern Oregon University.