Moscow Travel & Visitor Information for Zimfest 2012

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Known as “The Heart of the Arts”, Moscow, Idaho is listed in the book, 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. Year-round activities provide a rich supply of opportunities for individuals interested in the visual and performing arts. The hub of the Moscow arts scene is the the University of Idaho, so selecting the U of I’s as the venue for Zimfest 2012 seemed only fitting.

Originally settled in the 1800s by miners and farmers, Moscow is now home to over 24,000 people. It’s location between the rolling hills of the Palouse and the forested Moscow Mountains, makes for a picturesque setting as well as a great launching pad for outdoor recreation. In August, the average high temperatures are in the mid- to upper-80s F (~30°C) with nightly lows in the 50s F (~10°C).

You are strongly encouraged to consult the Moscow Chamber of Commerce website and Visitor Guide for more information on this beautiful region of the Inland Northwest.

For more detailed information see the navigation links on the left, or click the following links:


Spokane International Airport (GEG) 90 miles North of Moscow

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW) 8 miles west of Moscow Telephone: 509-338-3223

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LWS) 40 miles south of Moscow Telephone: 208-746-7962

Shuttle to/from Spokane International Airport:

Wheatland Express: Daily shuttles to/from airport and Moscow Telephone: 509-334-2200 or

Bus Service to/from Moscow:

Greyhound Busline: Bus-stop is 3 blocks east of U of I campus. Telephone: 1-800-231-2222

Free local bus service within city of Moscow, Monday through Friday.

Moscow Valley Transit: Telephone: (208) 883-7747 or This service is free to the public and available to everyone Monday through Friday.


Car-share program with vehicles available for rent on the U of I campus. Check out for more information before coming to Zimfest.

Bicycle Rental:

Paradise Creek Bicycles: Telephone: (208) 882-0703 or go to Facebook Address: 513 S Main St, Moscow

B and L Bicycles: Telephone: 509-332-1703 Address: 219 E. Main Street, Pullman, WA 99163

Bicycle Trails in and around Moscow:

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail: 8 miles of paved trail between Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA, complete with an underpass for you Boulder warblers!>

Latah Trail: A paved trail that travels east from Moscow 12 miles to Troy, Idaho. The trail occupies the former right-of-way of the historic Moscow to Arrow railroad. Latah Trail

Hiawatha Trail: Winding through 10 tunnels and 7 high trestles, this 15-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The Route of the Hiawatha is best known for the long, dark St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel, which burrows for 1.66 miles under the Idaho/Montana state line.

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes: From Mullan east to Plummer, Idaho. More than 71 miles of paved path takes you from high mountain splendor, through the historic Silver Valley, into the chain lakes region, along the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, over the Chatcolet Bridge to Heyburn State Park, and finally climbs to the Palouse prairie: an adventure for the entire family! Telephone: 208-682-3814 Trail of the Coure d'Alenes

Fun Shops and Stores Nearby:

Cowgirl Chocolates: 1 block north of Ghormley Park. 428 West 3rd Street, Moscow. Telephone: 208-882-4098

Hodgins Drug and Hobbies: downtown at 307 South Main Street, Moscow. 208-882-5536

Moscow Food Coop: whole-grain food store with on-site deli, bakery, produce, bulk foods, and gifts. Telephone: 208-882-8537

Points of Interest in the Moscow Area:

Appaloosa Horse Museum and Heritage Center: on west edge of Moscow. Telephone: 208-882-5578

Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center: outdoor water park in northeastern Moscow. Telephone: 208-883-7085

Moscow Farmers Market: produce and craft market held downtown at Friendship Square on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm.

Palouse Discovery Science Center: 8 miles west of Moscow in Pullman, WA. Telephone: 509-332-6869 Science Center

University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden: 63-acre parcel of land with native and exotic plantings located 4 and 5 blocks from Zimfest Village. University of Idaho Arboretum

University of Idaho Climbing Center less than 1 block away from dorms and Ghormley Park (the site of Zimfest Marketplace) the U of I Climbing Center features a 55 ft. pillar, 24 ft. instructional wall, a cave and a bouldering wall totaling 6,000 sq. ft. of climbing area. Telephone: 208-885-6810 climbing-center.

University of Idaho Kibbie Dome: U of I's indoor stadium located 3 blocks southwest of Zimfest Village. Telephone: 208-885-6394 Kibbie Dome

Moscow Chamber of Commerce

Telephone: 208-882-1800