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Old Mission State Park

Interstate 90, Exit 39, Cataldo, ID 83810
+1 208-682-3814
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Stayed longer than intended!

Wonderful old mission to visit and imagine how life was when there were many more buildings to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan D
Boise, Idaho, United States
Interesting Place to Visit

We enjoyed our visit here. There was so much information and history to learn. The price is also... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Judy S
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The Old Mission (Mission of the Sacred Heart) is the oldest standing building in Idaho.
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Interstate 90, Exit 39, Cataldo, ID 83810
+1 208-682-3814
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful old mission to visit and imagine how life was when there were many more buildings to include school and orphanage. Walking path with markers is nice break complete with cemetery stones. The museum is much larger than you think and expanded on the relationship...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We enjoyed our visit here. There was so much information and history to learn. The price is also very inexpensive.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Definitely worth a trip to experience a piece of Idaho history. Informative video playing at the visitors center is very interesting and worth the 20 or so minutes you'll spend watching. The grounds are beautiful and the mission itself is wonderful to experience.

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This is our 3rd or 4th visit over the years. This visit was much enhanced by the movie in the visitors center (either missed it earlier or is new). Movie made the visit to the actual church and parsonage(?) more meaningful. Only slight disappointment was...More

Thank usdeputysurveyor
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This old mission has been restored and there are many information boards explaining historical details. The parsonage is also open for self-guided tours. The state has a museum that is very modern. It is a history of the Catholic Church mission to the native Americans...More

Thank Orphie27
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Saw this little spot when going on vacation to Montana so we stopped on our way home. It is a nice stop to spend a little time off the freeway.

Thank Doug Joyce M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful and unexpected treat as we drove back toward Spokane. The church is set on a bluff above the river. There is a short but scenic walk featuring information about the time period of the mission's founding. The parish house is also well...More

Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This old mission church with visitor center and museum is quite a find. We saw it from the highway and decided to stop. Very interesting information on Native American tribes of the Pacific NW and the relationship with the Catholic Church. Oldest standing building in...More

Thank MajeeSwanson
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Entering Coeur d'lane on I-90,be sure to stop at the mission. exit 39. A 20 minute video in the visitor center gives you an understanding of how the area developed. The mission church and nearby building are open. A $5.00 fee is paid to enter...More

Thank Clifford L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were on our way through Idaho from Montana to Washington. We wanted to break up the long drive and the Old Mission State Park was about mid-way on our trip so it was the perfect place to take a break from the drive. It...More

Thank kgoodwil
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Robert M
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Response from Ash B | Reviewed this property |
You can bring leashed dogs, but they are not allowed in the Visitors Center or in any of the historic buildings.
26 June 2015|
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Summer hours are 9 am to 5 pm – April through September Winter hours are 10 am to 3 pm – October through March Closed major holidays in the winter According to their web page as of today (June 27, 2015). But might always... More