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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.

Boise Greenbelt

Boise Greenbelt
Boise, Idaho
The Boise River Greenbelt is a recreational and alternate transportation trail along the banks of the Boise River through Boise, Idaho. The Boise Greenbelt is more of a greenway than a green belt since its character is linear.

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 Botanical Garden

Idaho Botanical Garden
Boise, Idaho, 83712
The Idaho Botanical Garden botanical garden located on 50 acres (200,000 m2) at 2355 North Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho. After the penitentiary was closed, the land lay dormant for more than a decade, and in 1984 the gardens were first created.

Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho Museum of Natural History
Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, 83201
The Idaho Museum of Natural History is the official state natural history museum of Idaho, located on the campus of Idaho State University. Founded in 1934, it has collections in anthropology, vertebrate paleontology, earth science, and the life sciences.

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.

Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site
Jerome, Idaho, 83338
Minidoka National Historic Site is a National Historic Site. It commemorates the more than 9,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at the Minidoka War Relocation Center during the Second World War.

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 Falls

Shoshone Falls
Idaho
Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho, located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the city of Twin Falls. Sometimes called the "Niagara of the West."

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.

Idaho

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Postal Code: ID
Capital City: Boise
Became a State: July 3, 1890
Population: 1,654,930*
Area: 83,568.95 miles2 (216,443.80 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular Idaho Landmarks

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

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