Museum Of North Idaho Coeur d'Alene
Where are we going today?
Sometimes when planning a family day out, you might overlook how fascinating the area that you is might actually be! Well, at the Museum of North Idaho, you can have a cultural experience with the whole family, and learn all about the cultural heritage of right under your feet!
The Museum of North Idaho preserves and interprets all of it's collection, in order to understand the Coeur d'Alene Region. It's a great way for kids to understand history, and how it doesn't occur in faraway places. It can be just around the corner!
Every season, the Museum features an exhibit which looks at a particular element of local history. There is also a permanent exhibit hall which actually brings to life the history and the people that have shaped the area to what it is today!
Students always get a kick out of historians wearing period dress and conducting living history walking tours, and re-enactors are also available for living history presentations. Each one represents a leading historical figure that actually had an impact in the area.
The exhibits cover fascinating topics, from local agriculture, recreation, logging, sawmills, and even steamboats!
You can also learn about the local tribes that lived in the area as hunger gathers, long before Europeans settled in the area.
A great look at local history for the kids, they can even use their imagination to think about what it would have been like to live in the area all those years ago, and who the names and the faces were behind the artifacts!
History comes to life at the Museum of North Idaho!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
11am - 5pm Tues to Saturday,
April 1st to October 31st
Field trips welcomed with pre booking. You can even arrange for a tour earlier than the 11am open time!.
There are places in the area you can enjoy something to eat. .
Any Top Tips?
Tour tickets to Fort Sherman and Historic Coeur d'Alene are $15 additionally per person..
Doing our bit
The museum are dedicated to collecting and preserving items that can tell the story of the areas fascinating past .
Need a little extra help?
The Museum is wheelchair accessible so everyone can visit!.
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Store features a wide selection local history books, locally made silver jewelry, souvenirs and gift items. Members get a discount too!.
There is free parking for an hour, which you can request from the front desk. .
What people are saying?
by Papp Zoltán
We were there, at Juni 2014 , a very useful Museum near the lakeside park , describing the early pioneers common lifes , and works , machinery . But the main atraction was the old enginer who was the staff , an extraordinary friendly man ! We would like to sending to him our warmest regards from Hungary !
by Ann Byers
Was I ever impressed, by the individuals who are devoted to the Museum of North Idaho and all it has to offer. There is so much history to this area and the individuals who are committed to sharing it with the general public, need to be commended! Thank you for all you do and here's to many more years of educating the public with enjoyable information.
by Chris Cardenalli
Lots of interesting history.
by Chris Coleman