Coeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane), the once-upon-a-time 1870’s outpost for Fort Sherman is now a thriving mini-metropolis with all the amenities of a large cosmopolitan city. Sitting pretty on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s north shore, distinctive northwest shops, antique stores, casual and gourmet restaurants, and art galleries, flavor this picturesque town along with a vibrant waterfront with beaches, parks, public docks, cruise boat rides, & the opportunity to walk on the world’s longest floating boardwalk at the award-winning Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho highlights
• A multimillion-dollar makeover of the 20-acre McEuen Park is a must see. Amenities on the park’s east end include a play area, tennis and basketball courts, an off-leash area for dogs and a splash pad. Amenities on the park’s west side include a grand plaza, veterans memorial and a grassy amphitheater.
• Play on Lake Coeur d'Alene
• Hudson Hamburger on Sherman Avenue. This much loved family owned business has been in Coeur d'Alene for over a hundred years
• Fort Sherman, located in and around North Idaho College - several original buildings survive from the old fort
• The Museum of North Idaho celebrates more of the region’s proud history
• Tubbs Hill is a downtown wilderness haven where hikers and walkers are rewarded with a spectacular view of the Lake and town
• Coeur d’Alene City Park, with its huge Fort Sherman Playground. Skateboarders, in-line skaters, & anyone on wheels, can try their gear at the Skate Park, located next to Memorial Field.
• Coeur d’Alene took 1st place in World Property Channels top 10 mountain towns in North America. See Coeur d\'Alene, Sandpoint named top mountain towns