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Old Mission State Park, Cataldo

4.7
#6 of 27 in Historic Sites in Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park is a heritage-oriented state park in North Idaho, preserving the Mission of the Sacred Heart, or Cataldo Mission, national historic landmark. The park contains the church itself, the parish house, and the surrounding property. Built 1850–1853, Mission of the Sacred Heart is the oldest standing building in Idaho. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
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  • This is a small, cute state park with a pretty good museum and a couple historic buildings. The visitor center is great and presents a balanced perspective on this portion of Idaho history, from...  more »
  • We have driven by here for years but this was our first time stopping in to visit. The setting is beautiful, sitting up on a hill, with a view of the mountains in the distance. It was interesting to....  more »
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  • A large old mission that you can wander the grounds freely on. Unique old buildings and architecture. Terrific views of surrounding areas. The visiting center has an Indian Sacred Encounters Culture exhibit that has tons of history of the area from all perspectives. Easily spend a few hours just touring the exhibit.
  • Enjoyable, especially for history buffs. Their 17 minute video it's worth watching (free); it's a good balance historically (not over sided). It could be updated to HD. The grounds were mostly well kept. The staff was nice. The AC in the customer center in nice. Recommended.
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