North Idaho’s Silverwood Theme Park

Perhaps best know as the home of Timber Terror, the famous above-and-below-ground roller coaster that travels at speeds of 55mph, Silverwood Theme Park is also the largest theme park in the Northwest United States.

What to Bring

If you’re planning a day of adventure at Silverwood, don’t forget to pack your bathing suit and sunscreen, as your ticket includes admission to Boulder Beach Water Park, a favorite place to beat the summer heat! All in all park features 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions.

Nestled in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by the rivers and lakes many consider the wilderness recreation in North Idaho, Silverwood accommodates people of all ages and interests, and even the water park has slides for the thrill seekers and lazy rivers where visitors can just float and relax.

Boulder Beach Waterpark at Silverwood Theme Park (Credit: Silverwood Theme Park)

One of the most popular attractions in the park is the 1915 steam train that travels on a 3.5 loop track through the Victorian Village; the site of the original theme park that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. Fear not, each train ride includes a staged robbery!

For dining, families might want to consider purchasing Buddy Bucks, pre-loaded cards that can be used at any of the 20 plus restaurants and retail shops. Park favorites are cold sasparilla and Idaho potatoes at Spiral Spuds or funnel cakes topped with huckleberries at the Sugar Shack.

Credit: Silverwood Theme Park

Families or larger groups looking to establish a common meeting place might consider renting a private cabana at Boulder Beach Water Park. Rates for the cabanas are $275/day and include lockers, tube rentals, tables and chairs, food service, a small refrigerator, and souvenir towels.

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Happy Trails!



About the Author

Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine,, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at

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