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”Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things - the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space.Susan Orlean
Dubois and Spencer ID are small towns that will leave big impressions
With a population of under 1000, Clark County, ID is a tight knit community. Featuring breathtaking outdoor recreation and unique local color, Dubois and Spencer Idaho take small-town charm to a whole new level.
Heritage Hall: Clark County's famous Church
Heritage Hall, originally built as St. James Episcopal Church, is a single-story Gothic Revival mission church of frame construction. The church was built with funds raised by public subscription in 1905 and was the first church in what is now Clark County. Renamed Heritage Hall, the alter end of the interior has been retained as an outstanding example of an early mission church. The balance of the building is now used as a museum to house Clark County memorabilia. In 1993 the building was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.Visit Heritage Hall
Lost Gold Trails Loop is a 48-mile drive through the scenic high latitude desert area just south of the Centennial Mountains and west of Yellowstone. The Beaver Creek Valley (between Dubois and Spencer) was part of the main route for gold prospectors traveling to the gold mines in Montana in the late 1800's. Stage coaches ran through the valley for years until the Oregon Short Line Railroad arrived and built through in 1879.Learn more
Spencer Opal Mines
13 scenic miles separate Dubois, ID from Spencer ID where visitors may visit the Opal Mines. In Idaho, Opal is the second largest contributor to the total value of gem material produced. The varieties produced include precious (white and pink), yellow, blue, pink, and common. The Spencer Opal Mine, the largest privately owned gem stone producer in the State, is the major producer of Opal.
In Idaho, Opal is the second largest contributor to the total value of gem material produced. The varieties produced include precious (white and pink), yellow, blue, pink, and common. The Spencer Opal Mine, the largest privately owned gem stone producer in the State, is the major producer of Opal.
It's no secret that Idaho has been discovered. Each year, the state is visited by more and more tourists. However, Clark County remains off the beaten path and is the perfect place for those hoping to experience quintessential small-town America, recreation without crowds and a place where, if you stay long enough, everyone will know your name.Explore Clark County, ID