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"Sacred Encounters" exhibit at the visitor is well worth the money

I loved the exhibit here, showing the two paths (Native American and European) from their origins... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lovely Stop

The mission is beautiful. We stopped on the day for the Feast of the Assention so we were afforded... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Pamela M
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The Old Mission (Mission of the Sacred Heart) is the oldest standing building in Idaho.
Interstate 90, Exit 39, Cataldo, ID 83810
+1 208-682-3814
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

I loved the exhibit here, showing the two paths (Native American and European) from their origins to their intertwinings, along with the "superstitions" of both traditions. Very Lewis-and-Clark. Followed, of course, by the disenfranchisement of the Native Americans; you can't get away from that. And,...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The mission is beautiful. We stopped on the day for the Feast of the Assention so we were afforded some extra sites and experiences. They also have a museum and gift shop. I would have given the stop 5 stars but they had a very...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We dropped off I-90 and walked around this park and had a picnic. It is very pretty and the building is really neat and makes a great backdrop for pictures. There is a road that runs in front of the park if you want to...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a great stop along I-90 to learn about Idaho history and to stretch your legs. I have been there several times, but wanted to share it with my daughter. It is a very simple mission church full of rich Pacific NW history and...More

Thank Queenjjd
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Visitors Center museum is worth visiting, plenty of details about life in earlier days and the history of the Mission. Beautiful views from the hilltop where the church is located and a few paths leading to additional structures and information signs. Near the entrance kiosk...More

Thank Pi-T526
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We have traveled by this historic site many times over the years, and finally took the time to stop and tour the buildings. The day we went to the Mission, they were working on reroofing the church. The workmanship and supplies needed to complete this...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know they closed at five and I got there at 4:45, so I just walked into the gift shop area for a minute and talked to the workers. I am least was able to see the outside of the buildings and it looks...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We not only toured the oldest building in Idaho, with ceilings stained naturally, using huckleberry juice. We also watched a great video and looked at artifacts at the Visitor Center. And I hear they do weddings there!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A beautiful and historic experience. So glad I was able to learn about this part of North West history. I will say as others have said that many of the buildings are clearly in need of a coat paint just to survive the winter. Sad...More

Thank DisneyFan30
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I studied about Cataldo in Idaho history in the 4th grade. Some 65+ years later I finally got to see it. My wife and mother were with me.We were in awe with the construction methods! The grounds were spotless. The oldest building in Idaho will...More

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Robert M
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Response from Ashton S | Reviewed this property |
You can bring leashed dogs, but they are not allowed in the Visitors Center or in any of the historic buildings.
27 June 2015|
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Summer hours are 9 am to 5 pm – April through September Winter hours are 10 am to 3 pm – October through March Closed major holidays in the winter According to their web page as of today (June 27, 2015). But might always... More