Here Are 7 Things You Can Only Find In Idaho
Idahoans know that the Gem State is truly special. Our great state is home to certain things that tend to set us apart from other states around the country. We have landmarks, food, businesses, and more that you just can’t find anywhere else. In fact, here are just seven things you can only find in Idaho.
1. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Craters of the Moon
is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in the entire world and it is found right here in Idaho. This is essentially large fields of hardened lava flow that date back thousands of years. Hike, camp, and explore this incredible area in the state — you may not even feel like you are in Idaho anymore!
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, Idaho, USA
2. Potato Ice Cream
Of course, our list had to include Idaho’s iconic dessert — potato ice cream! If you want to try it, the birthplace of this dessert is
Westside Drive-In in Boise
. Stop by to enjoy a burger, drink, and this delicious frozen treat!
3. Dog Bark Park, Cottonwood
Dog Bark Park
is actually a hotel that sits inside the world’s largest beagle. This hotel is located right along Highway 95 in Cottonwood and is quite a roadside attraction. While the outside is pretty remarkable, even the interior is cozy, making for a delightful getaway destination!
Dog Bark Park, 2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522, USA
4. Cedar Street Bridge, Sandpoint
Cedar Street Bridge
in Sandpoint is not your average bridge. This unique Idaho bridge has been transformed into a marketplace complete with restaurants, shops, and more. It connects Sandpoint’s downtown area to the train depot on the bank of the Sand Creek.
Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, 334 N First Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA
5. The Sawtooth Mountains
While many other states boast incredible mountain ranges, very few compare to the Sawtooth Mountains. In fact, the Sawtooths are not only one of the
most photographed mountains
in the entire country, but they are also filled with outdoor opportunities galore. The Sawtooth Mountains stretch 678 miles and feature 57 peaks that are greater than 10,000 feet in elevation — very impressive!
Sawtooth Range, Idaho 83637, USA
6. Potato Hotel
While here in Idaho we have potato ice cream, we also have a
. Idaho is home to a 6-ton potato that was once used to travel around the country and promote Idaho’s crop. Today, it is now a 28-foot-long and 12-foot-wide Airbnb complete with a queen-size bed, indoor fireplace, and more.
Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls
Most other states are home to waterfalls, but very few have falls that are as large and impressive as
. These falls are 212 feet tall and fall off of a 925-feet-wide cliff. Shoshone Falls are even larger than Niagara Falls back East, which is why they are often referred to as the Niagara Falls of the West.
Shoshone Falls, Idaho 83341, USA
See, isn’t Idaho so great? What are some other things you can only find in Idaho? Let us know what you would add to this list in the comments!
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