My family and I went to Silverwood over the weekend but it got me thinking about another attraction that I enjoyed during my childhood that's no longer open and it's long since been abandoned. 

The remains of the attraction have long outlasted the water park's heyday of the 1980s.

I was in my pre-teen years when I visited "Wild Waters" in Coeur D'Alene Idaho and loved it. Wild Waters was located at I-90 and I-95 in Coeur d'Alene.

I'm sure if you were a Tri-Cities kid back in the day, you might've gone to this water park - do you remember it?

credit: youtube
credit: youtube

Here's a commercial from the '80s to jog your memory - Wild Waters opened in 1982

it was awesome time and even though we only went a few times, I remember it fondly.

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Wild Waters went defunct after 2011 and now is hauntingly abandoned. There have been several Youtube videos showing off the property after 10 years of no one using the site.

There are now several videos of Wild Waters and its dilapidated condition. The remains of this former water park along the highway near Coeur D'Alene.

Word has it that the former site will be bulldozed soon to make way for apartments.

Take a look as some of these videos

It's amazing to see how quickly things fall apart over 10 years. It almost looks like an episode of the Walking Dead were the cities are abandoned and things are broken down.

I know Wild Waters has come and gone and we now have Silverwood and Boulder Beach but for us kids of the 80s', we'll always fondly remember that big trip to Wild Waters!

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