Idaho Attractions April 03, 2018
This Tiny Idaho Town Is Hiding Some Of The Purest Water On Earth
Hidden away on the far eastern side of Idaho is the small town of Soda Springs. This quaint town of just 3,000 people closely resembles any other small town in eastern Idaho, except for one thing. This place is known for their water. The town’s name even refers to the fact that the area is covered in numerous natural springs, after all. You’ll definitely want to stop by Soda Springs and get a taste of the natural spring water that you can find all around town. Here you can get a taste of the purest water you’ve ever tasted. Trust us. You’ve never had water like this before.
The little town of Soda Springs is located off of U.S. Route 30 about an hour away from Pocatello. It's a secluded town, surrounded by farmland, hills, and not much else. However, this small community is known for one thing.
The famous Soda Springs Geyser is one of the most unique attractions in Idaho. It's considered the largest man-made geyser in the world and it erupts on the hour all day long, reaching heights of up to 150 feet.
However, there are places all around town where you can experience the beautiful liquid that made Soda Springs so well-known. Hooper Springs Park is a popular place for visitors to get a taste of the delicious water for themselves.
In fact, the springs have been taken advantage of for a long time (over 160 years, to be exact). Oregon Trail emigrants eagerly awaited a stop at Soda Springs so that they could drink straight from the fresh mineral water springs.
In the early days, some pioneers even decided to bottle the spring water in an attempt to capitalize off of it. They named their brand "Idanha" and it actually went on to win prizes at the Chicago World Fair in 1893.
Today, the springs is very much still viable. You can try it yourself! Here you can take a cup, scoop up some water, and get a taste of this amazing carbonated water—straight from the source.
You'll find that the water really does taste different. It doesn't taste like artificially carbonated water. The water tastes slightly sweet, and you can even detect a mineralized taste.
You'll definitely want to bring a jug and fill it up before you leave. You just can't find water like this in the stores. Not to mention the fact that it's totally free.
Afterward, meander around and explore the incredible park. Springtime in the park is absolutely magnificent. The entire area is covered in green. It's the perfect place to spend the day exploring the hidden gems in Soda Springs.
Have you visited Soda Springs? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below! The best thing about living in Idaho is discovering the unique characteristics of our beautiful small towns. Check out this
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