82 Things to Do

1. Go rodeo-ing at the PRCA Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. This event is always the last full weekend of July. Top professional cowboys compete in three evening shows at the base of the Wallowa Mountains. A local amateur, family night show kicks off the rodeo. Parade and local cultural events highlight the weekend. 2. Watch the annual Lee Scott Memorial Plowing Bee. Horses and mules are harnessed up to draw old plows and discs. Close your eyes and just listen for a moment to the sounds of old-time plowing. Imagine yourself as a pioneer farmer on this land. 3. Have lunch at the Imnaha Store and Tavern. This unique store is located at one of the entrances to Hells Canyon. Enjoy local specialties, such as chicken gizzards. You can visit with people in this local hotspot. 4. Attend Tamkaliks. Enjoy three days of native dancing, drumming and religious ceremonies in this mid-summer event, hosted by a coalition of Nez Perce and local people. Check out vendors booths and dont miss the Sunday friendship feast. 5. Go steelhead fishing on the Wallowa River. Access is convenient along Highway 82 where highway and river wind through a beautiful canyon. Its an exhilarating place to be! 6. Spend the day at the Joseph Bronze, Blues & Brews festival. This summertime show features a whole day of top-quality blues musicians performing on a big stage. Micro-brewers and wineries sell beer and wine, and locally produced bronzes are on exhibit. Beautiful Joseph City Park serves as the perfect outdoor venue. 7. Go camping at Wallowa Lake State Park. Both tent camping and RV hook-ups are available at this site located beside the Wallowa Mountains. Mini-golf, go-cart racing, and boat rentals can enhance your experience. 8. Watch the Dragon boat races on Wallowa Lake. This new event promises to be a spectacular crowd-pleaser, held at one of Oregons seven wonders, Wallowa Lake at the end of August. 9. Take a camera to the Zumwalt Prairie. Meadow vistas between the mountains are breathtaking to behold. Wildlife viewing and bird-watching are a must in this serene place, which boasts native bunch grasses, scores of wildflower species, hawks, eagles, songbirds, and mammals large and small. 10. Check out the antique tractors at Sunrise Iron. See this historical tractor museum located on Alder Slope. Marvel at the evolution of tractors and imagine what it was like to farm using these machines, now beautifully restored. 11. Ice skating at Enterprise City Park. An outdoor community ice-skating rink open to the public. Family fun, open dates for different types of skating, night-lights, and competitive local hockey games are all part of the fun. 12. Take a ride on the Wallowa Union Railroad Excursion Train. Departs from the Elgin Depot. Check their schedule at eaglecaptrainrides.com 13. Golf in Enterprise. A nine-hole golf course is open to the public from spring to the end of summer. The scenery and atmosphere cant be beat. 14. Polar bear plunge into Wallowa Lake. This annual New Years Day event will get your blood flowing for the rest of the year! 15. Watch the 4th of July fireworks show at the lake. A spectacular setting for a professional pyrotechnics show. Water reflects the colors, and the blasts echo off the surrounding mountains. 16. Explore a bronze foundry. Local foundries with nationally acclaimed artists show off sculptures and tricks of the trade. 17. Attend the Wallowa County Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In. Share an outdoor community breakfast at Joseph Airport with the Wallowa Mountains in the background, watch notable aircraft land and park for the day-long display, experiment with a flight simulator and get the opportunity to be airborne over upper Wallowa Valley - only a few of the attractions of this annual event. 18. Attend Lostines Flea Market. Through the e