The Historic Hotel In Idaho That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Traveled Back In Time
Silver City is an iconic day trip here in Idaho. Located about 70 miles southwest of Boise, Silver City experienced a ton of success during its heyday as a booming mining town in the late 19th century. Today it’s considered a ghost town, although a few people still live and run businesses in the town. At its peak, the town was home to around 2,500 residents. Today it stands as an eerie reminder of Idaho’s past. The town contains about 70 original buildings which are still standing, making it one of the best preserved mining towns in the Gem State. One of the most prominent structures still standing is the Idaho Hotel. Looking much like it did 150 years ago, a night spent at this historic hotel is like being transported to the past. Check it out.
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Have you stayed at the Idaho Hotel? It’s pretty amazing that such a unique part of history is still available to us today.