Idaho Tourist Information
Top 10 Places to Visit in Idaho
It turns out there's more to Idaho than potatoes!
Whether you are passing through this state on a longer journey while looking at the road trip scene or just want to learn about the best places to visit in Idaho to see if it is a good destination for your family, the following Idaho tourist information will give you all the details needed to plan a great trip.
You don't have to head to the beach or escape to the mountains to have fun with those you love. Use this Idaho tourist information to find the best places to visit in Idaho for entertainment as well as education.
Best Roadside Attraction: Idaho Potato ExpoThe Idaho Potato Museum will fill your head with quirky knowledge about the history of the potato and give you some fun potato facts to laugh about while looking at your road trip scene.
You can see the biggest potato chip ever made, learn about the very first potato to be put into the ground, and discover how many of the potato products we use today were originally developed.
Idaho Potato Expo
Best Tourist Attraction: Sawtooth AdventuresWhen you want to do more than picnic in the park, you call Allred's Adventures, also known as Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters or just Sawtooth Adventures. They specialize in adventure trips in the great outdoors, including hiking trips, horseback riding adventures, and fishing expeditions. They will even take you out hunting for the big Idaho game!
Best Factory Tour: Buck KnivesThis is another Idaho stop that will give you plenty of quirky knowledge to win those trivia challenges with. You can stop into the Buck Knives factory Monday through Thursday for a tour of their facilities.
You will learn all about how Buck knives are made while enjoying your road trip scene. Tours run at 10AM, 12 noon, and 2PM
Best Place to See Animals: Yellowstone Bear WorldThis is probably one of the most exciting places to visit in Idaho with children of all ages. For less than $20 per person (or around $79 for a car load up to 7 people), you can drive through this park and see a variety of wildlife roaming about around you. There are bears, wild deer, wolves, mountain goats, elk and other animals.
You can drive your RV through the park as many times as you like, get out and enjoy the rides, and take the children through a petting zoo.
The park opens for the season in April but doesn't start opening all week long until early May.
Yellowstone Bear World
Best Place to Get Wet: Givens Hot SpringsSoaking in hot mineral water from a natural spring has to be the most relaxing thing in the world. While you're looking for Idaho tourist information, don't forget to dig up the goods on this peaceful destination an hour outside of Boise. You can pull up your RV for a night or two and enjoy an indoor pool, natural outdoor springs, and a snack bar just in case your stomach starts to growl.
Givens Hot Springs
Best Place to Eat: Cedars Floating RestaurantCombine your love of water with your appreciation of fine food and enjoy a meal on the waves. This floating restaurant is perched on top of the water by 600,000 pounds of concrete surrounded by Styrofoam. It is located on the Lake of Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane River. A great addition to your road trip scene.
Cedars Floating Restaurant
Best Ghost Story: Annual Haunted History Tour of PocatelloYou should dig deeper for more Idaho tourist information on this event because it isn't something everyone will enjoy. It will be a spooky good evening for those who are interested in the paranormal, but for others it will be a bit too much of a fright. The tour is offered in October and only a handful of tours are given each year. You can sign up for tickets through the host's website, listed below. It is hosted by the Southeast Idaho Paranormal Organization (SEIPO).
Annual Haunted History Tour of Pocatello
Southeast Idaho Paranormal Organization
Best Family Adventure: Float the Boise RiverYour family float on Boise River will start with renting a raft or inner tube or using the free air station to fill up your own raft or tube. This park is located on Eckert Road about 6 miles from downtown Boise. As you float through the route you will come across rest stations where you can take a break, find refreshments, or just explore the natural surroundings.
Float the Boise River
Best Historical Site: Old Idaho PenitentiaryThis old Idaho prison has not been used since the early 1970s, but was once home to some of the toughest criminals known in our country. The old pen has now been turned into a visitor's destination where you can learn all about the history of the Idaho prison system and some of the inmates that were once housed here.
You could look around online and find more in-depth Idaho tourist information regarding this particular penitentiary. This will make your trip more informative as you will already have some knowledge of who was housed there in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Best Place to Act like a Kid: Triple Play Family Fun ParkThis is one of those places to visit in Idaho that offers a bit of something for every member of the family.
Whether you are traveling with toddlers, teenagers, or a mix of everything in between, you should look for more Idaho tourist information regarding this destination.
They offer bumper cars and other games that kids of all ages love, plus miniature golf and a close by water park.
There is a restaurant on site as well so no one has to go away hungry.
Triple Play Family Fun Park
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