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Coeur d'Alene is the seat of Kootenai County. I-90 passes through east-west and US 95 connects the city north and south.

Coeur d'Alene, like many places in the Northern Region, received its name from French traders. They applied the term, meaning "sharp-hearted", to a group of local Native Americans (who had their own name, Scheechu'umsh).

Fort Coeur d'Alene, later Fort Sherman, was erected in 1876. The city burgeoned around the stockade after the 1883 discovery of silver, lead and zinc, then the mining boom of 1884.

Today Coeur d'Alene, population about 35,000, is a recreation destination fronting on beautiful Coeur d'Alene Lake. The area also boasts grass seed farms, lumber mills and facilities producing manufactured homes and electronic gear.

Points of interest include a 3,300-foot floating promenade on the lake, perhaps the world's longest. Idaho's oldest public building, Mission of the Sacred Heart, is nearby. Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Kanisku National Forest and St Joe National Forest are also nearby.


Art Lake City Playhouse |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Baragar House Bed & Breakfast | Wolf Lodge Creek Bed & Breakfast |
Education North Idaho College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Las Palmitas Mexican Restaurant |
History Fort Sherman Museum |
Idaho Information Sources Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Coeur d'Alene Inn and Conference Center | Hawthorne Inn & Suites | Rockford Bay Resort & Marina | Squaw Bay Resort |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Dave Daboll, Realtor | Eddie Keith, Realtor | Hope Realty | Tomlinson Black |
Science Idaho Panhandle National Forests |
Shopping The Country Porch |
Sports and Sporting Events River Odysseys West, Inc. | Wild Waters Waterslide Theme Park |

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11/22 Coming to The area
Buttermilk Festival Kamiah ID April6 Learn to make butter the old fashioned way with a modern day twist, and then enjoy your creation on some fresh baked Dutch oven bread. Take in the pancake breakfast, Buttermilk Bowl bowling tournament, horse plop 50/50 raffle, variety of vendors and live music throughout the day.
Pierce 1860 Days Celebration Pierce ID August2-4 Celebrating the founding of the First Gold Rush Town in Idaho! Fun for the whole family...live music, street dance, parade, games, costume contest, ATV Fun Run, Dutch Oven cooking, craft & food vendors, softball tournament, and more.
Festival at Sandpoint Sandpoint ID August1-11 Since 1983, the non-profit Festival at Sandpoint has hosted its internationally renowned summer concert series in a casual and relaxed atmosphere at Memorial Field, in Sandpoint, Idaho. The Festival is an audience-friendly, customized concert experience without equal.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moscow ID February20-23 You'll see the best at this four day musical extravaganza in Moscow. The World's greatest jazz artists conduct workshops and clinic by day and perform in star studded concerts at night.