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Undoubtedly the biggest attraction for Weiser, the county seat, is the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest. It is held the third full week of June each year, drawing nationwide media coverage and over 10,000 people to the Weiser area. While you are in Weiser visit the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Hall of Fame. Located at the South entrance to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Weiser offers travelers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. Water sports in the area include fishing, water skiing, and boating in the Snake and Weiser Rivers and the Mann Creek Reservoir.
Named over 200 years ago after Peter Weiser, who was an American soldier, and member Galloway of the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Weiser takes pride in its rich history and is represented by many of its original buildings, which are now on the National Historic Register. Some of these historic buildings include the Galloway House, Pythian Castle and the Union Pacific Train Depot.
Numerous boat docks and campgrounds can be found in the area. The Weiser River Trail, 84 miles of road less canyons and alpine meadows, offers a variety of experiences for hiker, bicyclists, equestrians, cross-country skiers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.Weiser offers some of the finest hunting in Idaho. Our agricultural areas, high desert, foothills, forested mountains, streams, rivers, and lakes provide habitat for a diversity of wildlife.
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