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Idaho Vacation Ideas

Idaho’s rivers, especially the Snake River below Hell’s Canyon, are popular attractions for whitewater rafters. Wintertime draws visitors to Ketchum and Sun Valley, one of the first ski resorts. Find Yellowstone National Park with plenty of things to do - Mammoth Hot Springs, Paint Pot and Old Faithful. Nez Perce Historic Trail highlights the tribe, its lands and the treaty. The capital Boise is home to the World Center for Birds of Prey and an old penitentiary. Coeur d’Alene, a lake resort community, offers golf and kayaking. Discover potatoes and mining and minerals. Craters of the Moon showcases volcanic activity. A variety of homegrown restaurants serve a range of foods. Stay in hotels, inns, B&Bs, lodges and condos.
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Sun Valley's Miles and Miles of Scenic Nordic Trails: A Skier's Paradise

The Sun Valley area is a cross-country skier’s paradise. Choose from the 180-kilometer community trail system, North Valley Trails to the south or Sun Valley’s Nordic Center with 40 kilometers of well-manicured trails, ski school and rentals. Historic Galena Day Lodge in the North Valley makes a...

Sun Valley, Idaho: How It All Began

The Union Pacific Railroad, under the leadership of Averell Harriman, developed and further enhanced Sun Valley as a destination ski resort from 1935 to 1964. Like many other railroads of its time, it provided not only the transportation to a destination but also spectacular lodging and amenities at...

Celebrate the Old West in Ketchum, Idaho

Wagon Days, held each Labor Day weekend in Ketchum, Idaho, celebrates the area’s mining heritage. The highlight of the event is the Big Hitch Parade, where a team of 16 mules pulls the Lewis String ore wagons. Families, especially, will enjoy the activities, as well as learn about life in the...

Old Idaho Territorial Penitentiary at Boise - Always Room for One More

The "Old Pen," one of only four territorial penitentiaries still standing in the U.S., is open for daily tours in Boise, Idaho. The facility includes a video presentation recalling prison history, notorious inmates and daily prison life. Exhibits are located throughout the site.

Idaho First in Potatoes in the U.S. at Blackfoot

Idaho is synonymous with potatoes. Blackfoot, Idaho, not far from Wyoming's Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Park (at least in these parts), provides a glimpse into Idaho's number one agricultural industry at the Idaho Potato Exposition.
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