The city of Moscow is located in north central Idaho in Latah County and is home to the University of Idaho. It is the county seat of Latah County and has a population of around 26 thousand people. It is a college town and a major agricultural center in the Palouse country.
The University of Idaho is a large public research university, and the state’s flagship school. The university’s roots extend back to 1889, when it was founded as the State Normal School. The university is one of the oldest schools in the US, and it is now a top-ranked university. It is the oldest state land-grant and primary research university in Idaho, and its students rank among the highest in the nation for academic achievement.
It is also a popular place for hiking and outdoor activities. There are many national forests within easy driving distance of the city. It is a good base for outdoor enthusiasts, and there are plenty of options for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting and more. There are also a number of local parks and sports fields, including the Idaho State Capitol park.
The main highways through the city are US-95 (north-south) and ID-8 (east-west). The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is four miles (6 km) west of the city center, and other nearby airports include Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport to the south, and Spokane International to the north. Bus service in Moscow is provided by SMART and Northwestern Trailways. The city’s Paradise Path is a multi-use path that connects shopping centers and the University of Idaho campus, and it intersects with the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail to Pullman and the Latah Trail in Troy.