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Museum of North Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Coeur d'Alene
Type: Museums
Description: A logging museum.
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Bend, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Located conveniently where parking is easy (and one hour is free with a voucher from the museum). I visited for a specific reason: to find some information about the City of Coeur d'Alene in the very early 1900's. I was told by a local to see a certain person who was an "encyclopedia of CdA" but alas, she was busy... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

What a wonderful tribute to the hard working pioneers of the Northwest. Loved it. Great staff, too. Lots of parking and close to downtown, as well.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is super small but has a plethura of odd information and interesting photos and objects. Only took 15 minutes to walk though, if that.

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redmond, wa
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Don't blink or you will miss it. Somebody please come to the rescue of this tiny museum on prime real estate. It could be so much better...why don't the art students at NIC pitch in and use this museum to showcase their talent displaying the history of this area including the bio's of colorful or important area folks and artwork.... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

How often do you get to go to a museum that gives detailed history of the exact place that you are? Well, that is the Museum of North Idaho. While small, it was inexpensive and interesting. I bought an Idaho potato cookbook while I was there and already made one of the recipes. Definitely worth the $4 admission price.

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Hayden, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I dn't think the exhabits have been changed in 20 years. If you visitonce and learn about the looging industry of North Idaho you don't have to return the second time.

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Bremerton, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The location is fabulous. We have been going to this museum for years and it's always the same and always sad. There is so much history in the area and the museum doesn't capitalize on it. Coeur d'Alene is known for its generous locals who have funded a new library, a new community facility at the Salvation Army Kroc Center,... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

a great small museum that tells the whole story.coming from the east coast i had forgotten the train and steam boat stories.very interesting

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a very small museum, but the displays are well done, informative, and educational. This is a great place to learn about local history and the uniqueness of this area. The museum volunteer was friendly and the video was interesting. The museum also has a nice selection of local history books. So while the museum is small, we all... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a fun thing to do if you get more curious about the history of the Coeur d'Alene area. Fantastic photos from the 19th and early 20th centuries, with some interesting artifacts. Very welcoming hostess the day I was there. Only $3, so worth it for a little slice of Idaho history!

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