Your guide to the best in local fun across the Inland Northwest By Drew Johnson Get ready for an adventure-packed journey through a diverse spectrum of entertainment options across North Idaho and Spokane. From the thrill-seekers to nature enthusiasts and those craving cerebral challenges, a rich tapestry of experiences awaits. Here’s an array of activities for adventure seekers, families or couples, ensuring unforgettable moments and shared experiences here in the Inland Northwest.
Axe Force One Prepare for adrenaline-pumping excitement at Axe Force One. Step into the ultimate axe-throwing experience, where you can unleash your inner lumberjack in a safe and thrilling environment. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, Axe Force One’s skilled coaches will guide you through the art of axe throwing. Challenge your friends, family or coworkers to hit the bullseye with expertly crafted axes. With a welcoming atmosphere and a variety of games to choose from, Axe Force One is the perfect venue for group outings, celebrations or team-building events. Get ready to release your stress and have a blast in the heart of Coeur d'Alene! 1207 N. Fourth St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 208.763.8628 | AxeForceOne.com
Blue Zoo Aquarium Dive into an aquatic adventure at Blue Zoo Aquarium at NorthTown Mall, where you’ll discover a thrilling underwater world and get up close and personal with a stunning array of marine life. The family friendly aquarium features a diverse range of species, from colorful tropical fish to graceful sea turtles and mesmerizing jellyfish. Explore themed exhibits, interactive touch tanks and educational programs that make learning about the ocean's wonders engaging and fun. Whether you're a marine enthusiast or looking for a captivating family outing, Blue Zoo Aquarium promises a memorable experience. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the deep blue sea right in your backyard! 4750 N. Division St., Ste. 1242, Spokane, WA email@example.com | BlueZoo.us Escape Game Coeur d'Alene Experience the thrill of adventure and the challenge of the mind at Escape Game Coeur d'Alene. Immerse yourself in a world of mystery and intrigue, where you and your team must work together to solve puzzles, decipher clues and unlock secrets to escape within the allotted time. With a variety of themed rooms to choose from, each offering unique scenarios and levels of difficulty, you can test your wits and bond with friends, family or coworkers. Whether you're a seasoned escape artist or a first-timer, the excitement and satisfaction of unraveling the enigma await at Escape Game Coeur d'Alene. 202 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID 208.770.0973 | EscapeGameCdA.com
Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park Elevate your fun at the Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park! This state-of-the-art indoor trampoline park is a high-flying haven for all ages. Bounce, flip and soar across interconnected trampolines, slam dunk basketballs, or conquer the ninja obstacle course. With wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, and an arcade, the park offers endless excitement and fitness in an exhilarating environment. Safety is their priority, and the attentive staff ensures a worry-free experience. Get ready to defy gravity and unleash your inner acrobat at Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park, where the thrill never ends. 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 509.242.3831 | FlyingSquirrelSports.us
The Hive Immerse yourself in the vibrant music scene of Sandpoint at The Hive, the ultimate live music and entertainment venue. The Hive is a haven for music enthusiasts. With its intimate atmosphere, top-notch sound system, and a lineup featuring local talents and touring artists, it's a destination for unforgettable live performances. Dance the night away, sip on craft cocktails, and enjoy the electric energy of the crowd. Whether you're a music aficionado or just looking for a night of entertainment, The Hive is the place to be. It’s time to experience the heartbeat of Sandpoint's nightlife. 207 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, ID 208.920.9039 | LivefromtheHive.com Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises Embark on a scenic journey through the jewel of the Inland Northwest with Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises. Discover the enchanting beauty of Lake Coeur d'Alene aboard Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises’ fleet of elegant vessels. Whether you're seeking a romantic sunset cruise, a family adventure or a unique venue for special events, these cruises offer breathtaking views, pristine waters and exceptional service. Enjoy delicious dining options, a full-service bar, and narration that reveals the history and natural wonders of the area. Set sail for relaxation, exploration, and unforgettable memories on picturesque Lake Coeur d’Alene. 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 208.292.5670 | CdACruises.com Mobius Discovery Center Unleash the wonders of science and innovation at Mobius Discovery Center. This engaging, hands-on science museum is a haven for inquisitive minds of all ages. From exploring the mysteries of the universe in the planetarium to conducting exciting experiments in the science lab, the center offers immersive experiences that make learning fun. Dive into interactive exhibits that cover a spectrum of topics, from physics and technology to biology and space. With regularly updated displays and educational programs, Mobius Discovery Center is the ultimate destination for fostering a passion for STEM. Discover, learn, and ignite your curiosity at this dynamic science hub. 331 N. Post St., Spokane, WA 99201 509.321.7121 | MobiusDiscoveryCenter.org Northern Quest Resort & Casino Unleash non-stop excitement at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. This dynamic destination offers a thrilling blend of entertainment, gaming and relaxation. Test your luck on a wide range of casino games, catch live performances by top-tier artists, and savor exquisite dining options. The luxurious accommodations, spa and fitness facilities provide a retreat for relaxation. Family friendly attractions include a movie theater, arcade, and an indoor pool with a waterslide. With its vibrant nightlife, world-class golf course, and a plethora of amenities, Northern Quest Resort & Casino is the ultimate all-in-one getaway for unforgettable moments and endless fun. 100 N. Hayford Rd., Spokane, WA 877.871.6772 | NorthernQuest.com Schweitzer Mountain Resort Escape to the winter wonderland of Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Nestled in the stunning Selkirk Mountains, this premier alpine destination offers a skier's paradise. With over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, world-class trails and breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille, it's a haven for winter enthusiasts. In the summer, it transforms into a mountain playground with hiking and biking trails, zip-lining adventures and vibrant festivals. The resort also boasts cozy accommodations, delectable dining options, and a charming village atmosphere. Whether you seek outdoor thrills or tranquil relaxation, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is your year-round mountain escape. 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd., Sandpoint, ID 208.263.9555 | Schweitzer.com Silver Mountain Resort Embrace the winter wonderland and the refreshing onset of spring at Silver Mountain Resort. Renowned for its exceptional skiing and snowboarding, the resort offers more than just powdery slopes. Glide down pristine runs, and then, as the snow melts, transition seamlessly into spring adventures. Enjoy the breathtaking world's longest gondola ride, leading to mountaintop hiking, snowshoeing and panoramic vistas. Don’t forget the exhilarating indoor waterpark, a perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. Luxurious accommodations, cozy fireside lounges and a charming alpine village complete the experience. Silver Mountain Resort is your all-season destination for winter, spring, and beyond, in the heart of the Silver Valley. 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg, ID 208.783.1111 | SilverMt.com Skate Plaza Skate Plaza is a roller skating haven, offering endless fun on wheels for all ages. Lace up your roller skates or blades and glide across the spacious rink, perfect for beginners and seasoned skaters alike. With vibrant music, disco lights and a friendly atmosphere, it's an ideal spot for parties, family outings and date nights. The snack bar provides refreshments to keep you energized, and the arcade area offers additional entertainment. Come and experience the joy of roller skating at Skate Plaza, where good times and laughter are always on the agenda. 5685 N. Pioneer Dr., Coeur d'Alene, ID 208.772.9507 | CdASkate.com Western Pleasure Guest Ranch Experience the allure of the Old West at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. This historic ranch, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Cabinet Mountains, offers an authentic taste of the American frontier. Stay in cozy log cabins, savor hearty ranch meals, and partake in a myriad of outdoor adventures like horseback riding, cattle drives and guided hikes, and sleigh rides in the winter months. Embrace the cowboy lifestyle with wranglers as your guides, or simply relax amidst the rustic charm of the ranch. Whether you're seeking a family vacation, romantic getaway or a unique event venue, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch promises a slice of Western heritage and hospitality. 1413 Upper Gold Creek, Sandpoint, ID 208.263.9066 | WesternPleasureRanch.com