Do you enjoy learning fun facts as much as we do? If so, did you know that there are many celebrities and Olympic athletes from Idaho? The following list highlights some stars originally born and raised in small towns throughout the Gem State. This includes movie stars, famous artists, and well-known athletes. Read on for more information about these Idaho fun facts.

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Olympic Athletes from Idaho

What are some fun facts about Picabo Street?

Along with being one of the most well-known Olympic athletes from Idaho, here are some facts about Picabo Street:

  • Picabo Street was born on April 3, 1971.
  • Her parents let her decide her name when she was 3 years old. As a result, she was named after a village near her home in Idaho.
  • She won a total of two medals (including one gold medal) during her participation in the Olympics as an alpine ski racer.
  • In 2000, Street retired from international skiing competitions.
  • A wing in the local hospital of her hometown is named after her.

 

What are some of the best small towns in Idaho?

In addition to learning about where Picabo Street and other celebrities were born, check out the following overview of the best small towns in Idaho.

  • Moscow: Along with being home to the University of Idaho, this charming community is lovely weekend destination. museums, restaurants, and the infamous Latah Trail.
  • Challis: If you're near this tiny town of about 1000 residents in Custer Country, we suggest hitting one of the local trails and planning a visit to the nearby hot springs.
  • Island Park: Aside from being very close to Yellowstone National Park, this small Idaho town of 300 is also a stunning natural paradise.
  • Swan Valley: This small Idaho town is the place to go if you're an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, looking for wildlife, and fishing.

 

For more information, check out our previous coverage of these charming Idaho towns.

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