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Amenities in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in Northern Idaho. It is a popular tourist destination, but is also an anchor city and business center in the beautiful Inland Northwest region. This guide focuses on the amenities available in lovely Coeur d'Alene

City Hall

It all begins here! Coeur d’Alene’s City Hall will provide assistance with establishing utilities, issuing building and business permits, provide access to local job postings, and offer general information that is helpful to new residents.

Coeur d'Alene Resort

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is a popular destination on the edge of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene. You will love its beautiful accommodations, day spa amenities, plenty of shopping, and fine dining. It is one of the more upscale destinations in the area, and certainly worth a visit even if you stay elsewhere during your visit. From the resort, you can easily explore the downtown Coeur d'Alene area, find boat tours and dinner tours on the lake, or have a peaceful walk around the lake!

North Idaho College

North Idaho College (NIC) is a community college here in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with an enrollment exceeding 6,000. It is situated at the north end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, at the east bank of the outflowing Spokane River. The school was established during the Great Depression in 1933 as "Coeur d'Alene Junior College," with classes held at City Hall. It moved to its present campus in 1939, at the site of the old Fort Sherman (1878–1900), and the name was changed to "North Idaho Junior College;" the present name came in 1971. North Idaho College offers Associate's degrees, including transfer degrees and the Associate of Applied Science degree.

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho (officially abbreviated UI, but commonly referred to as the U of I) is the U.S. state of Idaho's oldest public university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County in the northern portion of the state. UI is the state's land-grant and primary research university, and enrolls more national merit scholars than all other institutions in the state combined. The university opened its doors in 1892 on October 3, with an initial class of 40 students. The first graduating class in 1896 contained two men and two women. It presently has an enrollment exceeding 12,000, with over 11,000 on the Moscow campus. The university offers 142 degree programs, from accountancy to wildlife resources, including Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Specialists' degrees. Certificates of completion are offered in 30 areas of study.
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Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises

Coeur d'Alene is a place where the water, pine trees and mountains will make even the most hard to impress travelers say "Wow" and reach for their cameras! In order to see the best that the surroundings have to offer, I suggest taking a boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene. During the summer season, the cruises depart daily from downtown Coeur d'Alene near Tubbs Hill, the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Coeur d’Alene City Park. The Coeur d'Alene Cruises take the passengers on scenic tours, holiday specials, brunch and dinner trips, and – my favorite - sunset cruises. The most popular lake cruises last 90 minutes and are a tour of the landmarks of northern Lake Coeur d'Alene. Taking a boat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of the area.
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Museum of North Idaho

This museum offers a pleasant way to explore the history of the area. It is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 5pm, April 1 to October 31. Admission is just a few dollars and includes a free parking pass, so it is well worth the cost to learn all there is about the local tribes, steamboats, railroads, industries, and more! The museum store has a wide selection of local history books, locally made silver jewelry, souvenirs and gift items.

Riverstone Outdoor Mall

The Riverstone outdoor mall is a collection of restaurants, shops, movie theaters and more in a beautiful outdoor setting. Enjoy the beautiful weather and surroundings while exploring local shops and meeting friendly people!
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Silverwood Theme Park

Located just north of Coeur d'Alene is the Silverwood Theme Park, it is the largest theme park in the Northwest, offering more than 65 rides, a water park, casual dining & an on-site RV park. It can be a great place for a day out for the whole family, young and old!

Centennial Trail

The North Idaho Centennial Trail is a 24 miles (39 km) paved trail in Idaho used for transportation and recreational activities. Extending from Higgens Point on the northeast side of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the trail follows the lake's north shoreline to the Spokane River where it follows it to the Idaho/Washington border. On the other side of the state border, the trail becomes the Spokane River Centennial Trail and extends for another 37 miles (60 km) out to Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls, Washington. The trail passes through the towns of Post Falls, Idaho and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. It is also a popular place for bald eagle watchers in early winter, young kids love it, too!
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McEuen Park

McEuen Park is a nice place to stroll around and soak in the views of the beautiful mountains, lake and marina. The park has a large playground for children of all ages, a splash pad, tennis/pickle ball court and an off-leash dog park. The park also holds a boat launch and mooring facilities and the picturesque Centennial Trail runs right through the middle of the park. In 2014, the Park got a 430 vehicle underground parking, so you will never have trouble finding a space here!
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Amenities in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho