The Top Ten Idaho Attractions

Idaho is the 39th most populous state and it's ranked at number 14 for the most expansive state. Idaho is a state that's mountainous and the nickname for Idaho is the "Gem State". Many gemstones can be found in Idaho and that's how it got that nickname. There are a lot of Idaho attractions and things to do in Idaho. Here are the top ten Idaho attractions.

10. Julia Davis Park

Julia Davis Park is located in Boise Idaho. It was created back in the year 1907. The park has a lot of prominent sites and it also includes museums like the Boise Art Museum and the Idaho Black History Museum plus there are other awesome attractions such as the Zoo Boise.

9. Old Idaho State Penitentiary

The Old Idaho State Penitentiary is also located in Boise Idaho. It was constructed back in the year 1870. It was first known as the Idaho Territorial Prison and the prison lasted until the year 1973.

8. Clearwater National Forest

The Clearwater National Forest is located in Canal St. Idaho. The forest has around 1.8 million acres and it also has river drainage areas plus mountains. Its home to the Jerry Johnson Hot Springs and then there's the Weir Creek Hot Springs.

7. Bronco Stadium

The Bronco Stadium is located in Boise Idaho. It's the outdoor athletic stadium and it's the home field of the popular Boise State Broncos. The Bronco Stadium opened back in the year 1970 and it was also known as the track and field stadium.

6. Boise National Forest

The Boise National Forest is located in Lowman Idaho. The Boise National Forest contains a lot of species that are big game such as the elk and the mule deer. It has around 2,654,000 acres. In the forest you can also find portions of the Sawtooth Wilderness and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

5. Bogus Basin

The Bogus Basin is located in Boise County and it's a Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation area. The ski season varies depending on the condition of the snow. Cross country skiing is also available.

4. Pocatello Zoo

The Pocatello Zoo is located in Pocatello Idaho and it was opened in the year 1932. The zoo has over 100 animals and around 40 species are represented at the Pocatello Zoo. The zoo also has some very cool exhibits.

3. Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is located near the border of Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington and also Western Idaho. It's a ten mile wide canyon. The Snake River helped to carve the canyon. The history of the rocks started with the arc of volcanoes that began over 300 million years ago which emerged from the Pacific Ocean.

2. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is located in Butte Idaho. It's a US National Monument and it's also a National Preserve in central Idaho at the Snake River Plain. The past was indeed violent but the present is now calm but the future still remains uncertain.

1. Silverwood

The Silverwood is a theme park that is located at Athol Idaho. Silverwood has over 65 slides, rides, shows and many attractions. It's one of the biggest theme water parks that's in the American Northwest.

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