Take a FREE self-guided tour of public art found at various sites in & around CdA - including parks, trailheads, beneath bridges, in the center of traffic round-abouts, on utility boxes & bike racks - even on the ceiling of a library!
The whole family can view over 130 sculptures (metal, rock & carved wood), painted structures/murals/wraps, door inserts & more - look up, down, forward & backward - so none are missed.
Look for umbrellas, cutthroat trout, fiddler crab, dung beetle, sailboats, "Arocknaphobia", fireman's helmet, a bun to sit on, stegosaurus, giant bike chain, fish skeleton, "Forks in the Road", octopus, moose, blue heron, allium, rainbow bridge & much more.
Click HERE for the self-guided map & info about each piece of artwork & the creators. You'll find the names of the artwork clever as well.
Located at the Pappy Boyington Field (Coeur d'Alene Airport), Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center is open year-round Tuesday through Saturday. (Holiday closure dates for 2019 are Nov. 28-30 & Dec. 25-Jan. 1).
DR. FORREST BIRD flew airplanes from age 14 to 91, was an inventor (National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1995), & bio-medical engineer.
About 20 aircraft from pre-WWI to the present are rotated. Visitors (drive there or fly in) will also see a remarkable collection of medical & aerospace inventions. Kids can enjoy an educational play area too.
Admission is FREE; however, a suggested donation of $5 per adults/$3 per child is appreciated. The museum is available for seminars, workshops & private events.
See how Buck Knives are made in its Post Falls factory - made in the U.S.A.! Tours are FREE of charge on Mondays through Thursdays, but reservations are required, so call 800-326-2825, ext 172, to choose a date/time.
Tours last 45 minutes. Participants must wear fully-closed shoes (closed toe & heel). Children age 7+ are welcome. Parking is available for visitors.