image for visit pageThe Museum is located in view of Lake Pend Oreille in beautiful Lakeview Park. The park has many amenities including picnic areas, a playground, tennis courts, and the Kinnickinick Native Plant Society arboretum. Adjacent to Lakeview Park is Memorial Field which has a boat launch and is home to the Festival at Sandpoint every August.

Museum exhibits give an historical snapshot dating back to the ice age floods, the early days of the Kalispel and Kootenai people, the fur trade, steamboat era, log drives and stump ranches. Visitors will learn how Sandpoint grew from a few shacks along the railroad to the resort town we know today, and the early beginnings of the small logging, mining, agriculture and railroad communities that dot the roadways in Bonner County.
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Museum Hours

Tuesday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1st Saturday of each month
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (FREE admission)


$4.00 – Adults
$3.00 – Seniors
$1.00 – 6-18 years
Free – Members & children under 6
Free for everyone on the 1st Saturday of each month

We request that large groups and bus tours please call ahead of your visit. We are happy to arrange guided tours for school classes and there is no admission charge for public schools on a scheduled visit. Please call 263-2344 to set up a tour.

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