Great Northern Leg 6: Missoula to Seattle

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Created by Tatiana Danger - February 11th 2019

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6mi 00h 11m
Big Sky Brewing Company
4.5

5417 Trumpeter Way, Missoula, MT, US

Big Sky Brewing Company

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4mi 00h 06m
Wheat Montana Bakery & Deli Missoula, Muralt’S Travel Plaza
4.5
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8mi 00h 12m
Frenchtown Pond State Park
3.5

18401 Frenchtown Frontage Road, Frenchtown, MT, US

Frenchtown Pond State Park

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13mi 00h 18m
River Edge Resort & Steakhouse
4.5

22 S. Frontage Rd E. MOTEL, Alberton, MT, US

River Edge Resort & Steakhouse

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0mi 00h 03m
Natural Pier Bridge
3.5

643 S. Frontage Rd West Alberton, MT, Alberton, MT, US

Natural Pier Bridge

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Quinn's Hot Springs Resort
4.0

Highway 135, Plains, MT, US

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

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58mi 01h 02m
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21mi 00h 25m
Elmer's Fountain
4.6

I-90, Mullan, ID, US

Elmer's Fountain

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17mi 00h 22m
Oasis Bordello Museum
4.0

605 Cedar St, Wallace, ID, US

Oasis Bordello Museum

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Once you reach Idaho, visit the adorable town of Wallace (used in the film "Dantes Peak"). Here you'll find the strange Oasis Bordello Museum, which is dedicated to the last cathouse in Wallace. It was open until 1988, when a raid forced the prostitutes to abandon the building, leaving it mostly intact. It was later purchased and preserved, so it looks as it did in the 1980s. The mannequins and 80s-tastic decor are pretty kitschy and the whole thing is fascinating, if not a touch bizarre. Once you reach Idaho, plan to spend some time in Wallace. It's an amazing little town that was also the primary filming location for the action film "Dante's Peak." One of the coolest places to visit in town is the Oasis Bordello Museum. This was a working brothel until it was abandoned in 1988, after it was raided by authorities. What makes it such a cool museum attraction today is that it was abandoned so quickly that most of the clothes and furniture was just left after the raid. And it's also rumored to be haunted! People say you can hear the sound of women talking in rooms that are completely empty and often times people also smell pipe smoke or perfume. The museum is open seven days, and admission is only $5.

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0mi 00h 01m
Sierra Silver Mine Tour Inc
4.5

420 5th Street, Wallace, ID, US

Sierra Silver Mine Tour Inc

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1mi 00h 04m
Pulaski Tunnel Trail
4.9

Forest Service Road 456, Wallace, ID, US

Pulaski Tunnel Trail

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7mi 00h 15m
Sunshine Miners Memorial
5.0

Silver Valley Rd, Wallace, ID, US

Sunshine Miners Memorial

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2mi 00h 05m
Mom's Vintage Eatery
4.9

713 East Mullan Rd, Osburn, ID, US

Mom's Vintage Eatery

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6mi 00h 13m
Sunshine Miner Family Statue
4.3

2227 Big Creek Rd, Kellogg, ID, US

Sunshine Miner Family Statue

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5mi 00h 12m
Crystal Gold Mine
4.5

51931 Silver Valley Rd., Kellogg, ID, US

Crystal Gold Mine

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Then it's onto Crystal Gold Mine in Kellogg. Regardless of what time of year you're road tripping across I-90, this is a fantastic stop. It was a working mine from 1879 until 1881, then it was closed and forgotten until 1991. In 1996 it opened as a historical tourist attraction. You can take an underground tour here, learn all about the late 19th century mining methods and experience what life was like for miners in Silver Valley.

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10mi 00h 14m
The Snake Pit In Enaville, Idaho
3.5

1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID, US

The Snake Pit In Enaville, Idaho

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5mi 00h 09m
Old Mission State Park
4.4

31732 South Mission Road, Cataldo, ID, US

Old Mission State Park

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Next, head to Old Mission State Park to see the oldest building in Idaho. The Mission of the Sacred Heart was built in 1850 and is a fantastic place to learn about the history of the area, from its first tribal inhabitants to the Jesuit missionaries that later settled there. There's a visitor center and gift shop onsite, and it's close to the Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes, one of America's most amazing bike trails, in case you've brought your bicycle on your road trip. If you keep going for a few more miles along I-90, you'll reach Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This Idaho city is filled with natural beauty, which you can experience at Tubbs Hill Nature Park. Enjoy a nice meal and some local beers at Crafted Taphouse and Kitchen, or get the perfect breakfast at The Garnet Cafe. And as for hotels in Coeur d'Alene, spots like the Roosevelt Inn, Coeur d'Alene Resort and the Greenbrier Inn are excellent options.

Silverwood Theme Park
4.0

26225 N Highway 95, Athol, ID, US

Silverwood Theme Park

From twisting roller coasters and gut-wrenching drop rides to bumper cars and train rides, Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, ID is an old-school theme park that definitely brings fun for all ages. Also, they have a waterpark with a lazy river that has a bar right in it!

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25mi 00h 31m
Crafted Taphouse & Kitchen
4.3

523 Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US

Crafted Taphouse & Kitchen

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Locally-sourced gourmet pub grub and loads of beers are two great reasons to grab a bite at Crafted Taphouse and Kitchen in Coeur d'Alene. But you'll definitely want to stay for the turtle races. The prize for betting correctly on the race? $1 beers!

Tatiana Danger

Roadtrippers co-founder. When I grow up I'm going to be Indiana Jones or a professional pizza tester. Current Status: Mom to Bruce and Nina.