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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN IDAHO


Castle Rocks State Park Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Idaho!

Idaho is perhaps most famous for its potatoes, but it should be famous for its beautiful and varied landscapes. Within the state you'll find world-class whitewater rafting and float trip expeditions, beautiful mountain ranges, quirky museums, and some of the most fantastic rail trails in the U.S.A. And there there are the hot springs, of which you'll find more than 100 if you know where to look.

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Idaho. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Boise River Greenbelt Bike Path / Rail Trail Boise 25-mile mostly paved bike path
Castle Rocks State Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking & Climbing Trails Almo world-class rocking climbing and scenic hiking
City of Rocks National Reserve Geologic Attractions / Hiking & Climbing Trails Almo granite monoliths and oddly eroded granite
Coeur d'Alene Lake Outdoor Activities-Lakes Coeur d'Alene "the honeymoon capital of the Northwest"
Craters of the Moon National Monument Volcanic Attraction / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Arco weird & scenic volcanic landscape
EBR-I Atomic Museum Offbeat / Unusual Museum Arco unique atomic/nuclear energy museum
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns premier wilderness area with excellent backpacking
Gooding City of Rocks Nature Park / Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails Gooding colorful volcanic rock hoodoos
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area Whitewater Rafting / Hiking Trails / Fly Fishing Multiple towns North America's deepest gorge; world-class rafting
Lava Hot Springs Hot Springs Lava Hot Springs one of Idaho's better commercial hot springs pools
Museum of Clean Offbeat / Unusual Museum Pocatello antique vacuums, washers, trash cans, toilets, etc.
National Oregon/California Trail Center History Museum / Oregon Trail Attraction Montpelier living history museum with focus on famous trails
North Idaho Centennial Trail Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns 24-mile paved recreational path
Old Idaho Penitentiary Prison Museum / Prison Tours Boise tour a decommissioned 1872 prison
Perrine Bridge Bridge / BASE-jumping Twin Falls beautiful bridge very popular with BASE-jumpers
Route of the Hiawatha Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns 15-mile trail with ten tunnels & seven high trestles
Sawtooth National Recreation Area Nature Park / Hiking & Climbing Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns one of the premier mountainous areas in the USA
Sawtooth Scenic Byway Scenic Drive Multiple towns the finest scenic drive in Idaho
Schweitzer Mountain Ski/Snowboard Resort / Mountain Biking Sandpoint this 92-trail resort is the largest ski resort in Idaho
Shoshone Falls Waterfall Shoshone 212-foot tall, 1000-foot wide massive waterfall
Sierra Silver Mine Tour Mine Tours Wallace ride a trolley & then walk into an underground mine
Sun Valley Ski / Snowboard Resort Sun Valley first major ski resort in the US; loved by celebrities
Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns 72-mile long paved trail
Upper Mesa Falls / Mesa Falls Waterfall Ashton beautiful 114-foot tall block-style waterfall
World Center For Birds of Prey Bird Sanctuary Boise displays & demonstrations of various birds of prey

Sawtooth Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Sawtooth Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls
Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls

Window Rock, City of Rocks National Reserve
Window Rock, City of Rocks National Reserve

Castle Rocks State Park
Castle Rocks State Park

Craters of the Moon National Monument
one of several lava tubes you can enter in Craters of the Moon National Monument

enjoying one of Idaho's many natural hot springs
enjoying one of Idaho's many natural hot springs

Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot
Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot

Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Monument

City of Rocks National Reserve
City of Rocks National Reserve

one of many scenic Idaho backroads
one of many scenic Idaho backroads

Upper Mesa Falls
Upper Mesa Falls

Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls
Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Idaho that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Bruneau Dunes State Park Sand Dunes Mountain Home
Burgdorf Hot Springs Hot Springs / Lodging McCall
Challis Hot Springs Hot Springs / Lodging Challis
Crystal Gold Mine Mine Tours / Gold Mine Kellogg
Elk Creek Falls Waterfalls Elk River
Gold Fork Hot Springs Hot Springs Donnelly
Henrys Fork Fly Fishing Multiple towns
Idaho Potato Museum Offbeat / Unusual Museum Blackfoot
Idaho State Capitol Building State Capitol Building Boise
Miracle Hot Springs Hot Springs Buhl
Perrine Coulee Falls Waterfalls Twin Falls
Redfish Lake Outdoor Activities-Lakes Stanley
Silverwood Theme Park / Boulder Beach Water Park Amusement Park / Water Park Athol
Springs, The Hot Springs Idaho City

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