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Bear River Massacre Monument

Bear River Massacre Monument
Franklin County, Idaho
The monument was erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in memory of the Battle of Bear River (Massacre at Boa Ogoi), which took place on January 29, 1863, between the United States Army and the Shoshone Indians.

Cataldo Mission

Cataldo Mission
Cataldo, Kootenai County, Idaho
Also called the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the church is the oldest standing building in Idaho. It was designed by Antonio Ravalli, who made sure that it was constructed by local Indians so that they could feel part of the church.

City of Rocks National Reserve

City of Rocks National Reserve
Malta, Cassia County, Idaho, 83342
The City of Rocks is an area of rock spires and formations and is a popular rock climbing area. The landscape has been sculpted from granite that has eroded into a fascinating assortment of shapes.

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Arco, Butte County, Idaho
The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States. It is composed of encompass three major lava fields and about 400 square miles (1,036 km2) of sagebrush steppe grasslan

Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon
Idaho
Hells Canyon is a 10-mile (16 km) wide canyon located along the border of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and western Idaho in the United States. It is North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m).

Idaho Potato Museum

Idaho Potato Museum
Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, 83221
An educational institution celebrating both the potato and its role in the economic growth of Idaho, the museum began in 1990 and is located at the site of a former Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot.

Idaho State Capitol

Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, 83702
The sandstone and marble Capitol was completed in 1920. The design of the building was designed to look like the U.S. Capitol in Washington,D.C. Local sandstone from east Boise's Tablerock Quarry was used as well as convict labor.

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Old Idaho State Penitentiary
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, 83712
The Old Idaho State Penitentiary was a functional prison from 1872 to 1973. The first building, also known as the Territorial Prison, was constructed in the Territory of Idaho in 1870.

Shoshone Ice Caves

Shoshone Ice Caves
Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho, 83352
Once a source of ice for the town of Shoshone, these lava tube caves are not the most interesting, but there are legends that they are haunted by the Indian Princess Edahow who was buried in the ice.

Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park
Athol, Kootenai County, Idaho, 83801
Silverwood Theme Park is an amusement park which opened in June 20, 1988. Over the years, Silverwood has grown in both size and popularity, transforming from a small local amusement park to a regional theme park destination.

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Top 10 Most Popular Idaho Landmarks

  1. City of Rocks National Reserve
  2. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  3. Hells Canyon
  4. Idaho Potato Museum
  5. Bear River Massacre Monument
  6. Silverwood Theme Park
  7. Cataldo Mission
  8. Shoshone Ice Caves
  9. Old Idaho State Penitentiary
  10. Idaho State Capitol

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