One of our favorite things to do when we come to Northern Idaho is a day at Silverwood Theme Park! Just 17 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, Silverwood Theme Park is both an amusement park and a water park (Boulder Beach) – and admission gets you all day access to BOTH parks!
Reviewing the map before the park opens, picking our first stop!
We usually get to the park about 30 minutes before it opens. Parking is $5 for the day and is an easy walk into the park. Getting to the park a few minutes early allows us to get our tickets (if you do Will Call) and allows us time to get into the park and get into line. We apply sunblock while we wait to get into the park and we fill up our empty water bottles at nearby water fountains.
As soon as the park opens – the toughest thing will be to choose what to do first! Because temperatures would reach in the mid-90s the day of our visit, we opted to do the theme park rides first and then head over to the water park during the heat of the day.
We went straight for the roller coasters! If you’re a thrill seeker, Silverwood has some amazing roller coasters and thrill rides to choose from. My 7-year-old loves these types of rides as much as I do – so we spent lots of time in this area. We loved the Cork Screw!
On the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. It was one of my favorites (the kids loved it too!)
In addition to roller coasters, they have other Fun-For-All Rides such as the Ferris Wheel, Paratrooper, Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, Carousel and more.