10 Surprising Locations In Idaho Where History Was Made

Idaho’s ideal location as a Rocky Mountain state on a direct path to the Pacific Coast, as well as a major Native American territory throughout history, means the Gem State has an incredible past tucked within its borders. In fact, despite its beautiful surface, it’s safe to say that Idaho has quite the story to tell. These 10 locations in Idaho are particularly important to our state’s history and have played a key role in establishing our rural oasis as the wonderful place to live that it is today.

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Idaho’s long and tumultuous history of settlement and development is captured in these places – and there’s so much more to the stories than the textbooks explain! What other notable locales played roles in Idaho’s history?