CdA Events Calendar - Tours

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factories  |  museums  |  environmental  |  fire stations

Monday through Thursday  |  10 am, 2 pm

BUCK KNIVES

660 S. Lochsa St., Post Falls, ID

800-326-2825, ext172

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. 

Note: No factory tours July 4-5 or Sept 2, 2019.

Varies - Free!

(resumes 2020)

KOOTENAI COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM

7940 W. 2nd St., Rathdrum, ID

208-625-0014

Experience the first Kootenai County jail, built in 1892 - now a museum, thanks to the Rathdrum/Westwood Historical Society.

Visitors will see exhibits & news records; antiques, photos, artifacts & more - all contributing to the heritage of Rathdrum.

 

Open to the public, the museum is open from late Spring to Fall on weekends. A donation of $2 for adults; $1 for kids is suggested.

 

Group tours are available year-round upon request, weather permitting

Varies - Free!

By App't  |  varies

KOOTENAI ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE

On certain dates, KEA offers FREE educational pontoon boat tours on Lake Coeur d'Alene for the purpose of raising awareness of environmental issues (clean water, dangers facing the lake).

Dates vary; first come, first served, so call 208-667-9093, or email Audra Holm.audra@kealliance.org. 

Boats transport up to 8 people at a time for the tour. If schedule does not meet the needs of a group, arrangements can be made for other dates/times.

Varies - Free!

Varies  |  Self-guided tour with map

POST FALLS HISTORY WALK

Post Falls locations 

For "locals" & visitors, this self-guided tour directs walkers to historical sites & provides insight into the lives & times of past significant Post Falls citizens.

 

Using the FREE online map (click HERE to access), walkers will be directed to these locations on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Samuel & Ann Young's home, an unaltered late Victorian-Queen Anne style structure built in the 1900s

  • Jacklin Center of Arts & Culture at the Old Church

  • Treaty Rock Archeological Site with pictographs

  • Washington Water Power Bridges

  • Spokane Valley Irrigation Canal & Corbin Ditch Head Gate

  • Falls Park, a 22-acre park with sensational views of the Spokane River & Falls, as well as a children's fishing pond

  • Q'emiln Riverside Park, with a 40-acre trail system on the west side. Also has beautiful beach & picnic areas. What does Q'emiln mean? (Answer: "throat of the river")

  • Captain John Mullan 14' Marble Statue

Varies - Free!

Varies  |  9:30-11 am, 1-4 pm

CITY OF COEUR D'ALENE FIRE STATIONS

Headquarters: 300 Foster Ave.

Station 1 - 320 E. Foster Ave.

Station 2 & Training Tower - 3850 N. Ramsey Rd.

Station 3 - 1500 N. 15th St.

Station 4 - 6564 N. Atlas Rd.

Tours of local fire station are available upon request & last about 20 minutes. Included are viewing the fire engine & fire-fighting equipment. Talk to firemen too!
 

Birthday parties & groups are welcome but may not hold party festivities at the station.

Group size must be less than 30 with one adult per every 5 children.

Tours should be scheduled at least 7 days in advance. Call 208-769-2340 from noon to 5 pm, or email avaladez@cdaid.org. 

Varies - Free!

Tuesday through Saturday  |  9 am-3 pm

BIRD AVIATION MUSEUM & INVENTION CENTER

2678 W. Cessna Ave., Hayden, ID

208-255-4321

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. 

Varies - Free!

2nd Friday  |  5-8 pm

(closed for season)

MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO

115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-664-3448

On the 2nd Friday of each month during "ArtWalk" (April - Dec) & "MusicWalk" (Jan - March) in downtown Coeur d'Alene, admission to the museum is FREE (during open season).

 

Upon arrival be sure to request a 1-hour FREE parking voucher from the desk. 

Discover the history of North Idaho through carefully-constructed exhibits. 

Regular admission costs are: $4, adults; $1, children; & $10, families.

2nd Friday - Free!

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208-664-0303

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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