b"Kootenai Country continued from page 15.You wont want to miss [7] SilverwoodOff Hwy 90 west, visit [9] Post Falls. The city is situated on the Spokane River ThemeParkwithfourrollercoasters,awhich winds through town, then runs 225 miles to its confluence with the Columbia steam engine train and live entertainment.at Grand Coulee, Washington. Check out the pictographs at Treaty Rock, which TheparksSpinCyclegoesbackward,convey a historic treaty between early settler, Frederick Post and Andrew Seltice, upsidedownanditspins.Sometimesita chief of the Coeur dAlene tribe. Nearby Falls Park is a great spot complete with does all three at once. SpinCycle joins aa handicapped accessible playground & exciting views of a spectacular seasonal family-friendlyridenamedBarnstormer.waterfall cascading into the Spokane River. For more outdoor beauty, visit, QEmiln The ride holds 20 people on a pendulumPark, a 78.5 acre park that features a swimming beach, seasonal boat launch, BBQ andwhenitgetsenoughmomentum,pits, and access to the Post Falls Community Forest and Qemiln Climbing Walls over the top it swings. Its the first of itswith many other user friendly amenities. kind in the country. Boulder Beach WaterBicycle,run,walkorskateonthemultiuserecreational[10]NorthIdaho Park, which features a gigantic wave pool,Centennial Trail as it follows the Spokane River. This 24-mile winding paved path tube slides, a 3-slide high-speed body slidestretches from the Washington/Idaho border east to Higgens Point on Lake Coeur complex, a lazy river, and more. dAlene. This trail is filled with rest areas, historical scenic stops, and signs to guide With the oldest brick Catholic church andthe way.At the state line, it connects with the Spokane River Centennial Trail, which jail (both built in the 1890s), the town ofruns 37 miles and extends through Riverfront Park in Spokane (22.5 miles west of [8] Rathdrum is one of the oldest towns instate line) and on to Nine Mile Falls. Buck Knives, has their corporate headquarters the Idaho Panhandle.The Northern Pacificat the State Line and Sysco, a food distributer and Cabellas are located here.laid its tracks through Rathdrum in 1881. It followed the trails used by the bands of Coeur dAlenes and Spokanes who hunted andgatheredinthisareaandfurther north.Furtraders,surveyors,andgold seekers also used the trail. Historian and explorerDavidThompsonwasbelieved tohavecampedattheoutletofLower TwinLake.Thetownbordersthefertile Rathdrum Prairie, once a major Kentucky bluegrassseedgrowingareaandthe location of a large underground drinking wateraquifer.Dutchovencooking,Jail tours,Bluegrassmusic,MountainMen displays, local artisans, and fresh cider, are all a part of the effort to reach back in time during Rathdrum Days.Pulaski Tunnel Trail - Wallace Idaho5 minutes from downtown Wallace, the two-mile Pulaski Tunnel Trail takes hikers back in time to the summer of 1910 and one of the largest forest fires in American history. Hurricane-force winds turned small fires into a blowtorch that ravaged more than 3 million acres of Idaho, Montana and Washington, culminating in whats now known as the Big Blowup. At trails-end is the tunnel and commemorative markers indicating where Ed Pulaski saved all but six of the 45 firefighters under his command by holding them at gunpoint in a mine tunnel. The trail follows part of the route the crew took along cascading West Fork of Placer Creek and brings hikers to an overlook across from the tunnel. Todays lush forest belies the damage and tragedy of that century-old fire but interpretive signs along the way tell the story of the fire and the miraculous escape. Both the trail and the mine are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Distance: 4 miles round tripAccessibility: The first 725 feet of trail are accessible to visitors with disabilities.Season:Open year round. No closures. People hike and snowshoe it in the winter.Restrictions: Foot traffic only. No horses, bikes, or motorized vehicles allowedDirections: From I-90, take exit 61 toward I-90 BUS/Wallace. At off-ramp stop The White Horse Saloon, Grill, and Hotelsign, turn and head south. Turn left on I-90 Business Route. Turn right onto 2nd has been in business since 1907, makingStreet. Continue to follow 2nd Street. Turn right onto Bank Street. Bank Street it the longest running saloon in Idaho.turns left and becomes King Street. King Street turns slightly left and becomes Located in the historic town of Spirit Lake,National Forest Road 456/Moon Pass Road. Continue on FS Road 456 for about it's believed that the saloon is older than theone mile until you see the well-marked parking area on your left.town itself. 40 Majestic North Idaho|www.northidaho.org"