The most difficult part of planning a Northern Idaho vacation is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go. With infinite options for activities to try, regions to explore and attractions to enjoy, you’ll find something new each time you visit.
North Idaho offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire.
Silverwood Theme Park is a town unto itself with over 65 rides and attractions including live entertainment, a country carnival, midway arcade, thrill-seeking amusement rides and a spectacular water park. Be sure to ride the narrow gauge steam train and two of the largest wooden roller coasters in the west. Tempt fate on the hair raising, 55 mph TimberTerror.
Opening summer 2012 is Trickster’s Brewing Company located between Hwy 95 and Ramsey Road off Kathleen Ave. Brewmaster Matt Morrow and his staff use only the finest hops, malt, yeast and water available to create iconic brews. Stop by for a tour and stay for a pint or two of Cougar Bay Blonde, Bear Trap Brown, Coyote Morning IPA as well as a rotating variety of seasonal beers.
North Idaho is a haven for the arts. With over 40 art dealers, galleries and consultants to choose from, you're sure to find a piece of art that suits your style. Coeur d'Alene is home to The Painters Chair Gallery (a showcase of the finest art in the Northwest as well as those of gallery owner Stephen Shortridge), Art Spirit Gallery, Devin Galleries and more. For paintings from local artists, The Frame of Mind (Cda) features one of the largest selections in the area. The Lyman Gallery (Sandpoint) will not disappoint with it's selection of Bev Doolittle, the late Stephen Lyman and more.
There are hundreds of shopping opportunities in the retail and service center for North Idaho, the Coeur d’Alene area. In downtown Coeur d’Alene, stroll Sherman Avenue’s “lamp-post and cobblestone” main street where for generations family-owned stores like Everson’s Jewelry and and the Sports Cellar still thrive and trendy new shops and art galleries abound. The Plaza Shops, an upscale enclosed mall on Sherman between Second and Third Streets is also the site of book signings, fashion shows, concerts and art displays.