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November 2023 Update:

Winter Hours have started! Updated hours are now 10AM – 3PM.

A world-class exhibit, Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet & the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West is now open at Coeur d’ Alene’s Old Mission State Park.

The 5,000 square foot, $3.26 million exhibit includes artifacts from some of the most important museums in the world including the Smithsonian and Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit tells the story of how Jesuit missionaries came to the interior Northwest at the invitation of the Coeur d’ Alene and Salish tribes and the profound effects this sacred encounter had on both cultures.

  • Summer hours are 9 am to 5 pm – April through October
  • Winter hours are 10 am to 3 pm – November through March
  • Closed major holidays in the winter

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Address: 31732 S Mission Rd
Cataldo, ID 83810
Phone: (208) 682-3814
Hours of Operation: Winter Hours starting November 2023: 10AM - 3PM. Closed major holidays.

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