1 - Cutter Theatre


The Cutter Theatre, named for the renowned architect Kirtland Cutter, was built in 1912 and is on the State and National Historic Registers. Tours are available. Don’t miss the Rural Schools Museum, also located in the building. Plus, enjoy quality entertainment in the intimate 158-seat theatre.


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302 Park St.
Metaline Falls, Washington 99153
509-446-4108

2 - Tiger Museum


Built at its present location in 1912, the renovated Tiger Store became the Tiger Historical Center and serves as the gateway for the North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway with the purpose of collecting, preserving and displaying the history of the once-thriving town of Tiger, Washington.


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390372 Highway 20
Tiger, Washington 99139
509-442-4656

3 - Kettle Falls Historical Center


The center documents 9,000 years of human habitation in the area including dioramas which depict Native American life prior to European contact, as well as the trading post and pioneer periods. Don’t miss St. Paul's Mission, a log church restored to its 1847 appearance.


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1188 St. Paul’s Mission Rd.
Kettle Falls, Washington 99141
509-738-6964

4 - Keller House


The spacious, bungalow-style house, built in 1910, cost $5,000 to build and was the first home in Colville to have electricity. Visitors to the Keller Estate will enjoy the interior of the house, which contains some of the original furniture on display; for the most part, the interior decoration is original and unaltered. The house and carriage house are a City, State and National Historic Site.


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700 N. Wynne St.
Colville, Washington 99114
509-684-5968

5 - Lions Club Train


All aboard! Enjoy a nostalgic ride along the Pend Oreille River in Washington between Ione and Metaline Falls. Three refurbished or restored coachman cars, three open cars, and one caboose are pulled by a diesel engine along this historic scenic route, offering spectacular views that cannot be seen from the highway featuring rock cliffs, two tunnels and a majestic trestle where you can take stunning pictures of Box Canyon Dam. Purchase tickets at LionsTrainRides.com.


Ione Depot
101 Railroad Ave.
Ione, Washington 99139


Metaline Falls Depot
301 E. 4th Ave.
Metaline Falls, Washington 99153
877-525-5226

6 - Pend Oreille County Museum


The museum is housed in the historic I. & W. N. Depot building, built in 1908. Outside, there are three log structures including the Claire Howe Schoolhouse, the Settler’s Cabin and the Hunter’s Cabin, all of which were taken apart at their original locations and reconstructed on the museum grounds.


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402 S. Washington Ave.
Newport, Washington 99156
509-447-5388

7 - Farragut State Park


Located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille and 30 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, Farragut State Park was once Idaho’s largest city and the world’s second largest naval training station. Today it is Idaho’s second largest park at 4,000 acres, offering unique scenery and an abundance of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking and even World War II history. Don't miss the “Museum at the Brig” during your visit!


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13550 E. Highway 54
Athol, Idaho 83801
208-683-2425

8 - Bird Aviation Museum


The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center strives to educate visitors about the historic contributions of aviators and innovators who have forever changed the way we live. The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center was founded by Dr. Forrest Bird, inventor of the medical respirator, and wife Pam. Come see this impressive collection paying homage to the couple’s love of aviation and innovation.


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325 Bird Ranch Rd.
Sagle, Idaho 83860
208-255-4321

9 - Priest Lake Museum


The Priest Lake Museum, on the shores of picturesque Priest Lake, is housed in a little log cabin built by the Civilian Conservation Corps for the U.S. Forest Service in 1935 and served as the U.S.F.S. guardhouse for many years. These days, the cabin stands guard over the rich history of this pristine corner of Bonner County.


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38 Priest Lake Museum Rd.
Priest Lake, Idaho 83856
208-443-2676

10 - Priest River Timber Days


Timber Days is a community wide celebration to honor the town's heritage, and is held on the last weekend in August. The event offers something for everyone in the family – from logging competitions, a car show, parade and lawn mower races to food and craft booths and a small-town street dance.


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Priest River, Idaho
208-448-2721

11 - Panida Theater


The Panida Theater opened as a vaudeville and movie house in 1927 and is on the National Register of Historic Places, winning many awards for its preservation. Its acoustic perfection makes the Panida a delight for performers and audience-goers alike. Check out the schedule of events and catch a show while you are here!


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300 N. First Ave.
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
208-263-1523

12 - Bonner County History Museum


Learn how Sandpoint grew from a few shacks along the railroad to the resort town we know today, and the early beginnings of the small logging, mining, agriculture and railroad communities that dot the roadways in Bonner County. The museum is located in view of Lake Pend Oreille, in beautiful Lakeview Park.


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611 S Ella Ave.
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
208-263-2344

13 - Festival at Sandpoint


Since 1983, the festival at Sandpoint has hosted its internationally renowned summer concert series under the stars, in a relaxing atmosphere at Memorial Field on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille. Held during the first two weeks in August, the festival is a customized concert experience without equal!


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Ste. 207
120 E. Lake St.
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
208-265-4554

14 - Ross Creek Cedars


Ross Creek Cedar is a grove of western red cedars, some of which are more than 8 feet in diameter. The interpretive walking tour, slightly less than a mile in length, explains the area ecology and history.


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Bull Lake Rd
Libby, MT

15 - Boundary County Museum


Step back in time and see the history of Boundary County: Kootenai People, David Thompson, Edwin Bonner and the area's early settlers. Exhibits at the Boundary County Museum change regularly, so stop by often!


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7229 Main St.
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
208-267-7720

16 - Creston Museum & Archives


The Creston Museum is located in a historic stone house, filled with remnants of the past to provide a treasure trove of historical information. Exhibits change regularly, and the museum hosts a series of special events throughout the year.


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219 Devon St.
Creston, BC V0B 1G3
250-428-9262

17 - Columbia Basin Culture Tour


The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is self-directed and free of charge, providing a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums. Visit studios not normally open, shop for original art and fine crafts, plus experience special events planned only for this weekend! Before you hit the road, check out the profiles to see the special events that are happening at each location.


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Nelson, BC
877-505-7355

18 - Glass House


The unusual Glass House roadside attraction was built from over a half-million discarded embalming fluid bottles. Tours of the estate are available seven days a week, May ‘til Canadian Thanksgiving in October.


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11341 Highway 3A
Sanca, BC V0B 1A2
250-223-8372

19 - Artisans of Crawford Bay


The Artisans of Crawford Bay are a well-known, diverse group of artisans, most of whom are a few minutes walk from each other. Visitors are welcome to watch them work at their crafts, ask questions, and understand a little of the work our local artisans do.


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Crawford Bay, BC V0B 1E0

20 - SS Moyie National Historic Site


The SS Moyie was built in Nelson, BC, in 1898 and is the oldest surviving vessel of her type. This passenger sternwheeler plied the waters of Kootenay Lake for 59 years and is now permanently berthed in Kaslo, BC, and open for tours May through September. The SS Moyie is a designated National Historic Site and a BC Landmark.


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324 Front St.
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
250-353-2525

21 - Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival


The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival is held every August long weekend in Kaslo, BC, combining stunning vistas, great acoustics, superb musicians and a unique floating stage which rests just offshore on Kootenay Lake.


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404 Front St.
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
250-353-7548

22 - Sandon Museum


Stop by for a visit into the past. The city of Sandon was known in the 1890s as the Monte Carlo of North America; following the 1891 discovery of silver, thousands of men filled the small valley almost to bursting. Sandon lies in the Selkirk Mountain Range, high in the heart of the Silvery Slocan.


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Main Street
Sandon, BC V0G 1S0
250-358-7920 Summer
250-358-2604 Off-season

23 - Langham Cultural Centre


The Langham Cultural Society provides gallery shows, theatre and musical performances, poetry and prose readings, workshops, and the Japanese Canadian Museum to the community of Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake.


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447 A Ave.
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
250-353-2661

24 - Capitol Theatre


Nelson’s historic Capitol Theatre features the best in live theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre, classical and contemporary music, comedy and a variety of other performances including the highly successful Capitol Kids Series.


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421 Victoria St.
Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
250-352-6363

25 - Nelson Electric Tramway


Streetcar #23 is a fully functional streetcar that was once in Nelson during the first half of the 20th century. This restored historic streetcar provides a scenic ride along Nelson’s waterfront; come along for a ride and share in the wonderful history of the Queen’s City!


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Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
877-367-9564

26 - Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History


Nelson's newest and largest cultural attraction, Touchstones Nelson is a state-of-the-art facility that’s home to Nelson's museum and art gallery. Enjoy temporary exhibitions of local and regional art, plus a new permanent exhibit on Nelson's history from First Nations to present day.


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502 Vernon St
Nelson, BC V1L 4E8
250-352-9813

27 - Doukhobor Discovery Centre


The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is a reconstruction of a typical Doukhobor village, showing all the major buildings, tools, handicrafts and implements used in day-to-day life. The Centre will introduce you to Doukhobor culture and their unique lifestyle as it evolved in the Kootenay Region in 1908-1939.


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112 Heritage Way
Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5
250-365-5327

28 - Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre


Explore the many outdoor exhibits throughout the property during the summer season, including a short video of an underground tour of the LeRoi Mine, an amazing collection of geological specimens of the area, a walk-on train caboose, and try your hand at gold panning!


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1100 Highway 3B
Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
250-362-7722

29 - Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Station Museum


All aboard! The CPR Museum is housed in a 99-year-old station, one of the best preserved in the province. Once inside, envision the hustle and bustle of the passengers boarding the trains. A feature attraction of the museum is a perfectly preserved caboose.


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400 13th Ave.
Castlegar, BC V1N 1G2
250-365-6440

30 - SculptureWalk


SculptureWalk is an outdoor exhibit of original sculptures by local and international artists, located on a pleasant walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture via ballot, and the winner of the People’s Choice Award is purchased for permanent display in the City.


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Castlegar, BC