PO Box 30, Cataldo Idaho 83810
Old Mission State Park features the oldest standing building in Idaho, The Mission of the Sacred Heart built between 1848 and 1853. The park has a recently restored Parish house next to the mission, and a historic cemetery.
There is a large grassy area for picnics. The visitor center includes an interpretive exhibit on the area and the Coeur d'Alene Indians. The Mission walls stand a foot thick, without the benefit of nails. The structure was woven carefully of straw, mud and woven pegs. Over 300 members of the tribe labored over the consruction. The Mission became a State Park in 1975. August 15 is the annual Coeur d'Alene Indian pilgrimage and taste traditional native foods at the "Coming of the Black Robes" pageant. Many of Idaho's most beautiful and scenic spots are preserved in the Idaho State Parks system.
Other Idaho State Parks nearby:
(Athol) Farragut State Park
(Plummer) Heyburn State Park
(Cataldo) Old Mission State Park
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02/12 Coming to The Cataldo 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.