Like Silverwood Theme Park, ROW Adventures has been part of the landscape of North Idaho for many years. We started in 1979 and pioneered guided rafting trips on several area rivers including the Spokane, Moyie and St. Joe. Our outdoor adventures offer a different kind of thrill than the rides and attractions of Silverwood and combining one of our guided adventures with a day or two at Silverwood Theme Park makes for a fantastic family adventure in North Idaho and eastern Washington.
Silverwood is just 20 minutes north of Coeur d'Alene and about 45 minutes from Spokane, so both cities make a perfect base for your family vacation.
To make it easy for you, we've created a number of hassle-free inclusive Silverwood packages that not only save you money on Silverwood tickets, but also make planning easy. We've packaged your Silverwood Theme Park tickets with one or two of our adventures and your choice of local accommodations based on your budget.
Silverwood Theme Park also has a great water park called Boulder Beach. You might want to spend a day focused on the rides there such as Avalanche Mountain, Polliwog Park and Rumble Falls. Or, you might prefer to have a water adventure on a real river. Within easy driving distance of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene are a number of fantastic whitewater and float trips! Spokane in fact is the only city in the United States to have a high-quality whitewater river flowing right through the heart of town. From May to July ROW Adventures offers fun half-day whitewater trips. Starting in latter June and going to late August we offer gentle float trips in rafts or you can choose to paddle your own kayak. We also have full day whitewater trips led by our friendly, professional guides on the Clark Fork River in western Montana, just under two hours east of Coeur d'Alene. We run the Clark Fork all of July and August and welcome rafters as young as five.
Silverwood Theme Park was created by Gary Norton who had purchased the old Henley Aerodrome to house his collection of vintage aircraft. It wasn't long though before he had a grand vision for a theme park in North Idaho. Part of the inspiration came when he purchased an original 1915 steam engine train and then built a railroad track on the aerodrome property. The idea started out with a strong theme of the Wild Wild West combined with a place to see rare automobiles, trains and airplanes.
Mr. Norton changed the name of the Henley Aerodrome to Silverwood to better reflect his pioneering vision while also honoring the area's history of mining and lumber industries. In June of 1988 Silverwood Theme Park opened and in the first year about 100,000 people came to see the fruits of the labor of Mr. Norton and his team. There were train rides, Wild West shoot-outs, Victorian-themed restaurants, shops and attractions.
Since then there's never been a quiet moment at Silverwood. Every year brings new additions or improvements to existing rides and attractions. There really isn't any other place like it here in the Pacific Northwest. In 2003 for example, the Boulder Beach Water Park opened, bringing a major water park to the area for the first time including a giant wave pool. Locals and visitors love this on hot summer days.
Time has flown by and Silverwood is over twenty years old now and getting better all the time.
Call us at 208-770-2517 to book a customized Silverwood package with us!