Natural resource industries and tourism have grown Republic into a vibrant, yet genuine, historic town with friendly people, great shopping and a local brewery. Republic is also home to the world class Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site, located across the street from the city’s Patterson Park. The area’s history is displayed through a collection of historical photos and exhibits at the Ferry County Historical Center, located next to the Stonerose Center. The breathtaking views of the Colville National Forest, which surrounds Republic, lend themselves to outdoor enthusiasts. Numerous nearby lakes also make the area attractive to visitors. Hunting, fishing, bird watching, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, boating, motorized recreational sports and fossil digging make the area attractive to visitors.Republic is the jumping-off point for the Golden Tiger Pathway (ADA accessible) and nearby Ferry County Rail Trail that runs north along Curlew Lake and beyond. Both trails are on abandoned railroad beds, with motorized and non-motorized sections available.