Get a realistic glimpse of the old mining days on the way to the world’s richest Silver Mining District. Stop at Cataldo Mission, the oldest building in the State of Idaho, built by the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe and Jesuit Missionaries in 1853. Then to Wallace, the Silver Capital of the World. Ride the trolley up to the Sierra Silver Mine where you’ll put on your hard hat, go into the mine, see the veins of ore and learn how the miners worked. Lunch is in a historic downtown restaurant. After lunch, tour the Oasis Rooms Bordello Museum, an actual old bordello that c losed its’ doors in 1987. Everything was left intact for you to see. There’s time to look through the silver shops before returning to Spokane.
Time: 7 hours.