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Murray, Idaho

Murray established itself as the central city of what was the last great mining stampede in the Lower 48, and became the Cradle City of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District.

Web site: www.Murray-Idaho.com

Major Events and Festivals
Attractions

The Bedroom Gold Mine Bar

The previous owner wanted to mine, and since it was cold out, they knocked a hole in a vacant bedroom floor, dug 30 feet to bedrock and proceeded to mine it, somewhat successfully.

Sprag Pole Museum

Walt Almquist purchased the building in 1933 and later remodeled the structure and opened the Sprag Pole Inn, named after the supporting poles once needed to help hold up the wooden walls in hard winters. A friend gave him an old whiskey jug to display behind the bar, and the collection began, or better phrased, exploded. This wasn't hard in an area with such a colorful and important history. With help from brother Harry Almquist, the collectibles needed new space after new space, and the expansions still continue to this day. The operation and ownership of the people-built museum was turned over to a private, non-profit corporation in 1982. Grants and donations fund the museum today. Admission remains free. www.Silver-Valley.com/Sprag_Pole

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Recreation

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Hunting

Route of the Hiawatha 

This portion of the Olympian Hiawatha route has been called one of the most breathtaking scenic stretches of railroad in the country.  The "crown jewel" of rail-to-trail mountain bicycle trails is operated by Lookout Pass Ski Area which is located adjacent to I-90 at the Idaho/Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho. www.ridethehiawatha.com

Skiing & Snowboarding

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation is committed to providing you and your family with a great skiing experience. The snow comes early. It snows regularly. And the climate results in snow that tends to be light and fun to ski and snowboard. 208.744.1301, www.SkiLookout.com

Silver Mountain is located in the panhandle of Northern Idaho, Silver Mountain Resort is easily the most accessible destination resort you'll ever visit. Only 1 hour east of Spokane, Washington, the resort is just 1/4-mile off I-90 in Kellogg, Idaho.  Then its a high-speed gondola ride to the mountain and a winter escape unlike any in the region. 800.204.6428, www.SilverMt.com

Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike path follows the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from Mullan, a mountain mining town near the Montana border, to Plummer, a town on the prairie near the Washington border. More than 72 miles of paved path takes you from high mountain splendor, through the historic Silver Valley, into the chain lakes region, along the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, over the Chatcolet Bridge to Heyburn State Park, and finally climbs to the Palouse prairie: an adventure for the entire family! www.FriendsOfCDATrails.org/CdA_Trail/