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Address: Coeur d'Alene, ID
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+1 208-664-3448
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

A logging museum.

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Small museum, big history.

I've lived in this area all of my life and had never visited this museum until recently. This is a great little museum with lots of local and interesting history. We spent about 2... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Spokane, Washington
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the museum 3 times -- usually on Free Museum Day. Exhibits highlight the region's economy and people. The written text accompanying most exhibits give sufficient appreciative details. I like the exhibits about the Great Fire, the aquifer & Ice Age and Forest Service history & lookout towers.

Thank orcabison
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice facility, interesting exhibit, and free parking to boot! I really liked the mining and antique uniforms on display. Very clean and well organized from early days to present. Enjoyed the museum very much!

Thank _bones8169
Spokane, Washington
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've lived in this area all of my life and had never visited this museum until recently. This is a great little museum with lots of local and interesting history. We spent about 2 hours in here because there is so much to take in in this small space. Completely worth the $4 admission for some local education.

1 Thank firecraker15
Portland, Oregon
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111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The museum itself was pretty small, but it has a lot of history packed into it on the steam boats, logging, Native Americans, and early settlers. They also have a temporary exhibit on the railroads right now. Took us about an hour to go through without watching the video.

1 Thank Marge387
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This small museum has an interesting overview of life "back in the day" in North Idaho when the steamboat was king. It has info on the timber industry and forestry. The gift shop is a good place for area souvenirs, and they have a pulbished a wide variety of books that are also for sale.

1 Thank Pattie S
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Takes about an hour with the movie. Covers a lot of subtle details about the early history of the area. Special exhibit about trains and their impact on the history of North Idaho.

1 Thank Don K
St. Petersburg, Florida
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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth the $4 adult ticket price. Between the half hour movie and then touring the museum we learned so much about the area. Highly recommend if you visit beautiful Coeur d'Alene. The gentleman working there was really great...friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks!!

1 Thank Heidi H
Land O Lakes, Florida
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92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The museum is small, well done with a very friendly volunteer staff. Sadly, the area is under construction and getting to the entrance of the museum proved rather difficult. Signage for the entrance was not up to date either. It is worth seeing.

1 Thank Joe C
Coeur D Alene
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149 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Located in a converted building adjacent to the City Park and parking, this museum offers a surprising look onto the past of the liitle-known, yet fascinating, area of North Idaho. Summer 2016 has a unique presentation of the railroad's effect on the area's history.

1 Thank cdafloathouse
Somerset, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Informative of the area and lots of artifacts of the area. It had pictures of some of the old logging and told how the area grew. You will enjoy this museum.

1 Thank Jean B

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