Beautiful Weiser, located at the confluence of the Snake and Weiser Rivers, is a must-see as you travel through Idaho.
Visitors can enjoy a great meal at any of our restaurants and then walk it off visiting numerous business and residential buildings (which are on the National Historic Register), as well as enjoying some terrific shopping with our friendly merchants. You shouldn’t miss the old Intermountain Institute (behind Weiser High School), which was built under the premise that “every boy and girl who is willing to work can acquire an education” and was incorporated in October of 1899.
One of the buildings, Slocum Hall, now houses the offices of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival. This event celebrates its 59th birthday during the year 2011, and is held annually during the third full week in June – the 2011 event will run June 20 through June 25. It brings fans and performers of all ages from all over the world. If rodeo action is your thing, stick around! The Weiser Valley Roundup provides rootin’ tootin’ action the weekend following the 4th of July annually. If motorized, muddy, messy events are more your thing, the annual Mud Drag Races are held the first weekend in October. It started in 2003 and has grown annually – 100+ drivers, vehicles of all shapes and sizes and thousands of spectators!
Take a step back in time and come enjoy our very own Illustrious Onionskin Players, who provide musical melodrama family entertainment. Mark the first three weekends in March and come join us to boo and hiss the villains and cheer for the hero and heroine.
They are at home in the renovated Star Theater, built in 1917. Another multi-talented troop, the Weiser Little Theater, offers theater-in-the-round entertainment twice yearly in late fall and early spring and has been delighting audiences with plays such as On Golden Pond and Arsenic and Old Lace for years.
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will enjoy the Weiser River Trail. This trail (Idaho’s longest) winds its way through 84 miles of roadless canyons and alpine meadows.
Whether you are a hiker, biker, equestrian, cross-country skier, or photographer you’re sure to find an activity to please. Weiser is also the gateway to the famous Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, which offers water sports including water-skiing, boating and fishing as well as plenty of white water for those adventurous souls. Four-wheel drive enthusiasts also recommend the Weiser Sand Dunes, located west of Weiser.