Introduction to Moscow, Idaho
Moscow was permanently settled in 1871. The early settlers named the area as Hog Heaven. The first post office of the area was established in 1872 and the name of the city was changed to Paradise Valley. Later in 1875, it was renamed to Moscow. In fact, the city was named after Moscow, Pennsylvania and Moscow, Iowa. The business district of the city was established in 1875. The first railroad entered the city in 1890. It is the county of seat of Latah County, which was founded on May 14, 1888.
Moscow and nearby Attractions
- Appaloosa Horse Club and Museum
- McCroskey State Park
- Latah County Historical Museum
- Idaho Forest Fire Museum
- Hells Gate State Recreation Area
- Nez Perce National Historical Park
Things To Do In Moscow
Moscow is home to many parks and open spaces including the Kiwanis Park, Anderson Frontier Park, Wren Welcome Garden, East City Park, Lena Whitmore Park, Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, and Skate Park. You can also visit the Hamilton - Lowe Aquatics Center. The Korns Shopping Center, Moscow Mall, and Palouse Empire Mall are some of the local shopping centers. The Prichard University of Idaho Art Gallery and the Appaloosa Horse Club and Museum are also worth visiting.
Pullman/ Moscow Regional Airport is nearby.
Moscow Higher Education
University of Idaho is located in Moscow. Lewis - Clark State College, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and many other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher education.