The natural beauty of McCall is made even more majestic with a series of public art installations throughout the city. From historical legacies like the Civilian Conservation Corps memorial statue to works by the budding future artists of McCall like the Youth Art Installation on Railroad Avenue, this collection of public art is diverse, beautiful, and speaks to the spirit of the city. Follow the Art in the City self-guided bike tour to enjoy 9 of these delightful works of art.
Distance: 4 Miles
Active Ride Time: 25 minutes
McCall Public Library
This jovial bunch of children welcomes visitors to the McCall Public Library and is the perfect first stop on our public art tour. Created by artist Jane Dedecker, the staff at the Library have been known to add beach balls, winter scarves, and school books to the children to celebrate the seasons.
Ride to Youth Art Installation and "Taking Flight"
(0.4 miles, about 3 minutes)
1. Ride north toward Park Street
2. Turn right onto Park Street
3. Turn left onto N 3rd Street
4. Turn right onto Railroad Avenue
5. Youth Art Installation will be on the right, "Taking Flight" will be at the intersection of Pine Street and Railroad Avenue
Even retaining walls in McCall are decorated to the nines! This installation was created by art students from the McCall-Donnelly High School Advanced Art Class and provides a welcome pop of color for drivers, pedestrians, and bikers along Railroad Avenue.
Corner of Pine & Railroad
Artist Alisa Looney created this sculpture to represent our deep connection with nature, open skies, and free-flowing rivers. The bright blue steel installation joins a bird taking flight with a person staying grounded, all in a location that takes advantage of beautiful Payette Lake in the background!
Ride to the Big Green Chair and "Mountain Goats at Play"
(0.1 miles, about 1 minute)
1. Ride east on Pine Street toward Roosevelt Avenue
2. Turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue
3. Big Green Chair will be at the corner of Pine Street and Roosevelt Avenue, "Mountain Goats at Play" will be slightly further north on Roosevelt Avenue on the left
NE corner of Pine St. and Roosevelt Ave.
This hidden gem is a perfect place to snap a family photo. Find it tucked away under the pines in a little popup park on the corner of Pine and Roosevelt. There are also several picnic tables here where you can stop and enjoy a snack.
Pull up a seat next to three colorful mountain goats in the Alpine Playhouse pedestrian plaza. Artist Matt Babcock's bright red aluminum installation provides a fun public gathering place to soak in the sunshine. While you are there, check the Alpine Playhouse for the next performance dates!
Ride to "Going to School"
(0.4 miles, about 3 minutes)
1. Continue riding north on Roosevelt Avenue toward Fir Street
2. Turn left onto Hemlock Street
3. Turn right onto McCall Avenue
4. "Going to School" will be on the left in Brown Park
Brown Park is an idyllic place to spend an hour or two. Along with playground equipment, benches and ample green space to enjoy, this site is also where the historic McCall Mill used to be located and has a lovely shoreline path perfect for strolling.
Ride to "Stalactites"
(0.4 miles, about 3 minutes)
1. Ride south on McCall Avenue toward Hemlock Street
2. Turn right onto Hemlock Street
3. Turn left onto Mill Road
4. Turn right onto Pine Street
5. Cross over E Lake Street to enter Legacy Park where you'll find "Stalactites"
Legacy Park is in the center of it all and features a unique sculpture designed by Zella Bardsley that perfectly frames the view of Payette Lake and Brundage Mountain. While here, enjoy a volleyball court, picnic tables, splash fountain, and an enclosed swimming area.
Ride to "CCC Worker Memorial"
(0.7 miles, about 5 minutes)
1. Ride south on E Lake Street toward N 3rd Street
2. Turn right to continue on E Lake Street
3. The "CCC Worker Memorial" will be on the left just before State Street
Central Idaho Historical Museum
During the Great Depression, more than 25 percent of Americans were suffering from unemployment. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was part of FDR's New Deal and put America's young men to work protecting the nation's natural resources. The CCC accomplished remarkable feats for the environment and agriculture and had a lasting impact on the McCall area. The CCC Worker statue is a monument to their legacy and sits on the lawn of the Central Idaho Historical Museum. Tours of the museum are also available in June, July, and August Wednesday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Ride to "Wings Over McCall"
(1.4 miles, about 7 minutes)
1. Ride east on W Lake Street toward N Mission Street
2. Turn right onto N Mission Street
3. Turn left onto Stibnite Street E
4. Turn right onto the bicycle/pedestrian path heading south
5. Turn left onto Deinhard Lane
6. "Wings Over McCall" will be on the right just before S 3rd Street
Dienhard and Highway 55
The last stop on our tour, but the first piece of art to welcome you into McCall! "Wings Over McCall" sits at the main intersection of Dienhard and Highway 55 against the backdrop of the McCall airport. This iconic sundial was designed by Ward Hooper.
Ride back to Downtown McCall
(1.2 miles, about 6 minutes)
1. Ride west on Deinhard Lane toward Thula Street
2. Turn right onto the bicycle/pedestrian path heading north
3. Follow the path back to Park Street in Downtown McCall
Welcome to McCall, Idaho where small town charm and big adventure await! #visitmccall
This tour is made possible through a partnership with the State of Idaho.
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