This Century-Old Restaurant Is One Of The Wackiest Places In Idaho

Nestled in the tiny community of Kingston off of I-90 is one of the most bizarre and truly charismatic places in all of Idaho. The Snake Pit (formerly known as The Enaville Resort, Josie’s, Clark Hotel, and many other names) is credited to being one of Idaho’s oldest restaurants.

Established in 1880, The Snake Pit has a truly unique history, serving as a hotel, a brothel, and a bar at different points in time. Today, it is one of the region’s most beloved restaurants. If you stop by the restaurant today, you won’t see any ladies of the night or (hopefully) snakes. However, it’s still chock full of the kitschy memorabilia and unique character that’s made the Snake Pit so loved over the last century.

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