Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park is an amusement park located in northern Idaho, United States, near the town of Athol on highway US 95. Owner Gary Norton opened the park in June 1988 and originally included a few carnival rides, a main street with shops, and an authentic steam train that traveled in a 30-minute loop around the owner's property. One of the original steam train entertainers was a talented banjo player named Scott Reid, who developed much of the "patter" still used in today's steam train ride. Reid returned to Silverwood's entertainment line-up in summer 2009.

A popular attraction in the early days was the afternoon air show, featuring stunt planes and a glider. The owner's personal collection of antique airplanes was housed in a hanger that now is home to an ice show. Although the planes are now gone, people who wish to avoid the thrill rides can enjoy the ice show, a fabulous magic show by Nick Norton, and entertainers like Reid who perform at the Half Moon saloon.

As the years went by, Silverwood expanded by adding more rides and attractions, including Corkscrew, the first coaster that spun people upside down, from Knott's Berry Farm. In later years, the park's popularity soared with the opening of the popular Timber Terror (1996) and Tremors (1999) wooden roller coasters. In 2006, Silverwood introduced Panic Plunge - the 141 ft (43 m). drop tower.

For the 2008 season, Silverwood installed a relocated Giant Inverted Boomerang roller coaster renamed Aftershock. Garfield is the official mascot of Silverwood Theme Park.

In 2003, Boulder Beach, a 12-acre (49,000 m2) themed water park opened adjacent to Silverwood Theme Park. Boulder Beach shares its main gate with Silverwood, meaning that visitors to Silverwood also are admitted to Boulder Beach for one price. Boulder Beach includes various water slides, 2 wave pools, and a lazy river. The addition of the water park proved popular and turned Silverwood into a multiple-day destination.

As part of Tremors' tenth anniversary, Silverwood has announced plans to celebrate the anniversary, including videos on the park's website and events held to recognize the anniversary.


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Nicole Faith
14 July 2014
Leave towels at home,u dry quick, more space! Get locker asap next to the train at general store, bring empty water bottles,save$,All restaurants will fill for free&water fountains are cold!
18 August 2015
Good food fast and non stop fun and games. I suggest going to the cafes if you want a smoothie or something. For food go by the games. And definitely ride cork screw! Also enjoy the water park!
Dennis H.
9 July 2014
Great value with theme park and water park combined. Large spacious parking area with RV areas ($5). Cannot bring own drinks within park so bring empty water bottles to fill from water fountains.
Nic Lynn
3 September 2016
Boulder beach is always a fav but i really love doing other things like the magic show, old fasion pics, have to get an ice cream & of coursethe must have funnel cake. & love the shops & saloon
Jody Bossert
7 July 2011
They do NOT skimp on the ice cream cones. A single scoop was plenty for me and I usually load up! Also water fountains are SO gloriously cold. Just refill your water bottle all day.
Kelsey Hall
6 July 2011
Tremors was by far the best amusement ride there. Plus you could buy a soda and get free refills the whole day. The wave pool in boulder beach was also amazingly fun! I recommend it!
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25600-25738 U.S. 95, Athol, ID 83801, USA Get directions
Thu 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Fri-Sat 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Mon-Tue 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

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