About Metaline FallsProspectors who settled on the west bank of the Pend Oreille River founded Metaline Falls in 1909. Several historical buildings here were designed by Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter. Occupying a 1912 school, The Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., hosts live performances and showcases an art gallery, a mining exhibit and the Rural Schools Museum. Guided tours of the theater are available on weekends in the summer; phone (509) 446-4108.
North of Metaline Falls the Pend Oreille River flows through remote Z Canyon, so named for its zigzag shape. In places the canyon walls are upwards of 400 feet high but only two dozen feet apart. Sullivan Lake recreation area and the Salmo-Priest Wilderness are just east of town.
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Metaline Falls, WA
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