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15 Things People From Idaho Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

As sparkling blankets of snow hit Idaho’s far corners and winter tourist season vaults us day-to-day Idahoans into a gaggle of visiting strangers, one thing becomes clear: out-of-towners have some pretty strange misconceptions about Idaho. The Gem State has so much to offer year-round, and while we’re pretty proud of our beautiful state and love showing it off, you can bet that we have to explain a few things to the newbies flocking to our panhandled haven this time of year…

From cultural norms and oddities to detailing the things we love about our state, sometimes outsiders just need a little help understanding the way things work around here. What else would you add to the list?



Super-rad musician, scholar, and Idaho native who has loves basking in Idaho sunsets and indulging in spontaneous nature walks across the state.