Great Cities to Visit in Idaho:
- Idaho Falls
5 Fun Things to Enjoy in Idaho:
- Old Idaho Penitentiary: One of Boise’s top attractions, this sandstone-built prison operated from 1872 until 1973 and offers tours daily. Visitors can tour the cell blocks, view the solitary confinement quarters, and see the gallows, learning about prison history.
- Shoshone Falls: Higher than Niagara Falls, these 212-foot falls pour below canyon walls into a picturesque pool below. Recreational opportunities include swimming, boating, picnicking, and hiking to the scenic overlook.
- Hells Canyon: On the border of Idaho and Oregon, the Snake River flows through America’s deepest river gorge—nearly 8,000 feet deep. The area is mostly wilderness, but there are opportunities for jet boat tours, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hiking, and fishing.
- Silverwood Theme Park: The Northwest’s largest amusement park, Silverwood offers seven roller coasters, along with 58 other rides and a water park called Boulder Beach.
- Sun Valley Resort: America’s original destination ski resort, Sun Valley draws visitors from all over the world. Even in the summer, visitors can find plenty to do, including hiking, golfing, and mountain biking.
Major Convention Centers:
- Boise Centre: Located in the heart of downtown Boise, this 50,000 square-foot facility offers flexible space for conferences and meetings. A 36,000 square-foot addition will be completed in 2016, adding a new ballroom.
- University of Idaho Support Services: The University of Idaho in Moscow can host the largest meetings and conventions in the state, with capacity of up to 16,000 guests. During summer months, participants can stay overnight on campus.
National Park Services - https://www.nps.gov/state/id/index.htm
Seven national parks and 1,027 listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- Craters of the Moon: Explore a strange landscape of craters and hardened lava flows. There are hiking trails to view unusual rock formations and five caves of molten stone to explore as well. It’s also a great place for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter.
- City of Rocks: One of Idaho’s most famous natural attractions, this “silent city” of rocky spires and sheer granite cliffs draws rock climbers from around the world. It’s also a great place for hiking, camping, horseback riding, auto touring, birding, and more.
NASCAR: Idaho is home to the Meridian Speedway!
- Quarter-mile asphalt short track with weekend races from April through October, including the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in July.