Welcome to the City of Kellogg!
Town Square
Town Square

The story of Kellogg is part of the pageant of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in the heart of the Panhandle National Forest, the site of the city is a three mile square section of valley on the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. It is surrounded by steep hillsides rising several thousand feet from the valley floor.
It begins with the discovery of rich lead ore, and the Bunker Hill Mine. The townsite was first laid out in 1886 and grew rapidly as the mining activitiy in the Silver Valley expanded. Kellogg has traditionally been the industrial center for the Coeur d’Alene Mining District. Incorporated in 1913, the town grew from a mining
View of City from Cemetery
View of City from Cemetery
support community in the early years to an important processing center for primary metals.

With the closure of the Bunker Hill Mine complex in the 1980’s, the city had to look elsewhere for its livelyhood. In response to the challenges presented, the city has made a major commitment to alter its own destiny. The city constructed the longest aerial transportation system (gondola) in the United States and started the development of the Silverhorn Ski Area (now Silver Mountain) into a year-round recreational facility. The resort is now privately owned and the city is looking forward to becoming a desitination ski and summer resort area. The city also turned the abandoned railroad railbed
Silver Mountain Gondola
Silver Mountain Gondola
into a Green Belt walkway through the middle of the city which connects to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes that extends from the Montana border near Lookout Pass to Plummer, Idaho.

And now another new chapter for the City of Kellogg-City Hall was moved from its original location on Main Street to the old Bunker Hill Warehouse site at 1007 McKinley Avenue. We now are able to offer better customer service and convenient parking. We are proud to announce that in January of 2005, North Idaho College will be opening a satellite campus at the old city hall location. We hope this will bring a welcome addition to educational opportunites for the citizens of the Silver Valley.…