Reviews of Cataldo Mission (Tourist Attraction)

Cataldo, ID 83810, United States Located in: Old Mission State Park

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As of day this business receives a rating of 4.6 over 5 and that score is based on 131 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Cataldo Mission IN Idaho

David Oldfield

They charge to get into the park and they charge to go to the museum. Expensive

A & E Molnar

Donna Dupont

Beautifully kept, historic mission!

Joy Litchfield

Highly recommend!

curt ripley

Great place.

Sondra Jones

Beautiful! Worth a stop

Gary Early

Really neat old mission, farthest north Adobe building in the USA walls are covered with boards with adobe inside the walls. Oldest standing building in this part of the USA. They have all the birth records of all of the native Americans in the area since about 1500ad. Awesome, Thanks Cataldo!

Janell Green

padro nava

geoff fernow

Lovely stop in a beautiful place. For some reason the state park below the Mission grounds was closed. There is a nice trail to walk with plenty of signage. The mission itself is interesting. There's a visitor center too.

Angela Pinyerd

Darren Wilcox

Idaho's oldest building, it's history and surrounding sites are a great visit!

george robertson

Very interesting piece of Idaho history. See the church, the oldest original building in Idaho. A great look back to the settling of Idaho.

Janice Grimsby

DeeAnne Mason

Allison Malenfant

Mel Johnson

Loved it, except for the dog story.

liz hosier

Christina Waggoner

I love it. I went on the SSPX pilgrimage there three time as a child and then came back to visit the mission as an adult. It is a beautiful old buildings and I enjoyed walking through the old cemetery.

Vicky Haynes

Small place but fascinating. Not many missions in the NW. Rustic with a ceiling colored with huckleberry dye. Fun stop to stretch and picnic.

Eddie Garcia

Picnic spot for large groups. Worth exiting the main highway to visit.

Jo Beeman

Important this mission was saved. Unbelievable how dedicated and truly adventurous people were on the frontier

Frosty Vixen

Angela Anderson

Very interesting history!!!

AriAnna Johnson

Brittaney Scholes

Such a fun piece of Idaho history! Kid friendly, family friendly, good stop on the way in and out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Mark Henry

Stephanie sewell

Linda O'Dowd

One of my favorite places!

Cherise Retherford

Fun, beautiful place to see for history.

Jason Hunt

Curly fries

Anthony Winston

Shirley Archer

Must see

Kevin Helton


This is the oldest standing building in Idaho.

Therese P

Beautiful Mission founded by the beloved Missionary to the Flathead Indians, Belgian Jesuit Father DeSmet. Well preserved altars & artwork pointing us to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

A Notto

Enjoyable stop off the interstate. Nice visitor center and refreshing spot to take a quick break while obtaining a bit of Idaho history.

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Melinda Sizemore

It was awesome! Love the energy and attitude of the hosts. Very fun and educational.

Brad Banta

A Post Falls school field trip... very interesting and staff was informative... lots of good local history..

Aaron Hoy

Dave Morrison

Nice place to visit.

Audrey Heinan

So wonderful to have this bit of history and faith in northern Idaho! The amazing labor that went into building the Church - from wooden pegs to cat hair paint brushes - shows forth the love and dedication of the Priests and Native Americans.

nible vlogs

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. I'll definitely be returning

Nick Eberhard

Nice scenery. Dont care about whack Catholic doctrine.

Patrick Williams

Daph Smith

Beautiful place for a small memorial

Shawna Cole

great place

Anna Florey

Gorgeous, neat buildings with lots of info about the history of the area. Easy walking trails. Great time!

Eliza Sanders

Dovahkiin - Dragonborn

Not interesting.

Ed Gore

A beautiful, historical and sacred place. You really should take a moment to stop and experience it.

Gary Harkless

Tara Pereyra

Audrey Showalter

Really cool place to visit! So much history in this area. I took my kids here to learn more about Idaho's history and to learn about the different cultures and ethnicities that influenced our state. Very friendly staff too!

Dwayne Fielder

The mission story / histroy was very interesting. Visitors center is great.


Allen Donahoe

Andrew Wood

Gene Daniels

Mark Mace

Great place to go swimming

Dag Darwin

Beware!! We drove past the empty booth, parked, went into the visitors information center to find out about the mission, if they give tours, and possible camping for next summer. After using the restrooms, I approached the counter, where two ladies told me that I needed to pay admission. As I was trying to explain that we came in to find out about the mission, I was interrupted and forcibly told that because we had left our car, AND had used the restrooms, I had to pay, and if I had a problem with that I could write a letter. Are you kidding me?!?!?!?! They then notified me that the Indian tribe, who collects the money, makes the rules. If this weren't so incredibly insane it would be aggravating lol!!! We came inside the INFORMATION CENTER to find out about the place! The couple that came in at the same time as us had the exact same thing happen to them as well. These ladies sit there all day long charging people for entering a visitors center, and they really believe they aren't robbing people. Too funny. I mean really. My wife and I laughed about it for fifty miles.

Tuck Allman

Neat place

Brittany Peacock

Devin Haughton

A great history-laden pitstop. Takes at least a good hour to experience everything.

laura dickson

Took family out to the mission, very impressive.

Jason Robertson

Tanya Shalz

Xauvik Kivuax

First time there and they had stuff closed off

vanessalee's floridabreeze

This place is so cool. Can you believe they painted the walls a sky blue with berries?? Iconic. Showstopping. It's so fun to travel the grounds and find the spotted family grave sites. Stop by! Your Instagram will love it. And so will your mind.

Peter Marshall

Cindy Siddall

A must see

Jadean Bingham

This place is so amazing


Had a great time love the audio spots. As nd the friendly staff.

Bob Barker

Lee Hohman

Great history of the oldest building in Idaho

fidel solano


I went on a field trip there in 4th grade and I found it to be interesting.

Patrick Kinlen

Arleen Fish


Awesome place for a day out

Franc Berneski

Beautiful setting with many pic opportunities!

Nancy Green

Very interesting and informative. Learned a lot about the area and its indigenous people. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

John Lusk

Splurge for museum exhibit; it's worth it

Aaron Gibbs

A cheap $5 parking fee gets you a self-guided tour through the oldest building in Idaho. A fun time for a good price.

Melanee M

Super cool.


Love the history!


Tacey Day

Linda Brown-Combs

Was beautiful!! A great history lesson.

Riley Dickinson

Janet Launhardt

donna davies

Nice place to visit.

Melvin Jr. Brazil-Geyshick

Suhail Moin

Quite place for a picnic or even organizing a wedding.

Patty Lou

Cataldo Mission is a national landmark and is Idaho's oldest standing building. It was constructed in 1850-1853 by members of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The Mission, the priest parrish, and the visitor center combined tell the story and the historical significance of it all. It was a wonderful tour that gave us a clearer perspective of how two different cultures collaborated in a search for a God that serves all mankind.

Carla Bamford

Out of the way but worth it.

Daniel McCorkendale

It was a very nice historical site that educates you on the first Europeans also known as the Jesuits.

Michael Beisner

This is a fascinating place. So much history to learn. Very nicely restored and a beautiful visitor center. I highly recommend it!

Harold Spriggs

Mike Luzynski

Nicely maintained piece of history. It is the oldest building in the state.

Onessia Elliott

Great history, beautiful grounds and walking tour

Beth Elliott

Steven Tickner

Great little stop to make whilst traveling the I90, $5 for a car, some great views and a little bit of history.

Craig Kibby

Gemma Beck

crystal victor

Krystn Axton

James Stanger

Matt Horton

It was a really neat place! The old church was incredible looking and the view was gorgeous!

Heather Machtmes

Brittney Snyder

Amazing architecture! It's so well preserved and such a neat historical piece of a bygone era. It's full of great information and has a great little walking trail.

Patricia Weigand

Well-preserved oldest standing building in Idaho. Remarkable artwork inside.

Brian Schneider

Melissa bates

Wendy S

This was so beautiful. Highly recommend. Great history and a nice view.

Joshua Carpino

Oldest building in Idaho. Very pretty.

Evan Capoferri

Jocy McCormick

Connie Medina

Loved it

Andrew Mock

Theresa Pratt

David Stilson

Wally Smith

Great place

Shayla Batelaan

Richard Buckham

This is great place for family and school trips there is so much history that you just don't get from a book. I am not saying book are not a good source of knowledge but it is not the same as the hands on experience of seeing how the mission was built and having it right in front of you while you are listening to the store of missionaries and builders

Brian Dechenne

Micah&Lisa Breighner

Keaton Cardinale

Becky Strode

A beautiful piece of history to visit. This is the oldest building in Idaho. Beautiful architecture. A good place to visit on family trips. Close to beautiful lake Coeur D'alene.

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