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What’s New

• Idaho Golf Trail: Includes a new fourth loop (Eastern Loop) with three new courses – The Headwaters Course, Teton Reserve and Pinecrest.
• Kelly’s Whitewater Park: Idaho’s first whitewater park with five water features that can be used for kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing. Welcome Center has displays tracing the history of Valley County. North of Boise.

Attractions
• Whitewater Rafting: More than 4,800 kilometres of whitewater range from white-knuckle thrill rides to easy floats. The Idaho Whitewater Trail.
• Ski Resorts: All-season playgrounds such as Sun Valley and Tamarack, plus the world’s longest single-stage gondola at Silver Mountain.
• Route of the Hiawatha: 24-kilometre bike trail that winds through the Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. Wallace.
• Bruneau Dunes: Tallest single-structured sand dune in North America. State park offers fishing, birdwatching, camping, hiking, swimming and stargazing at one of only two public observatories in Idaho. Mountain Home.
• Silverwood Theme Park: Largest theme park in the Northwest. North of Coeur d’Alene.
• Wallace/Silver Valley: Old mining town with attractions such as Route of Hiawatha Biking Trail, Silver Mountain Resort, Silver Mine Tours, Oasis Bordello Museum.
BearWorld 088Idaho Div Tourism Dev• Yellowstone Bear World: A drive-through park providing natural habitat for viewing wildlife, plus amusement rides and petting zoo. Rexburg.

Events
• Sandpoint Winter Carnival (January), Sandpoint.
• McCall Winter Carnival (January/February), McCall.
• Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (February), Moscow.
• Dodge National Finals Rodeo (March), Pocatello.
• Dogwood Festival (April), Lewiston.
• Savor Idaho (June), Boise.
• National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival (June), Weiser.
• Idaho Shakespeare Festival (June to September), Boise.
• Idaho International Dance & Music Festival (July), Rexburg.
• Western Idaho State Fair (August), Boise.
• Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival (August), Fort Hall.
• Ketchum Wagon Days (September).
• Albertsons Boise Open Golf Tournament (September), Boise.
• Art in the Park (September), Boise.
• Idaho International Film Festival (September), Boise.
• Trailing of the Sheep Festival (October) Ketchum & Hailey.
• Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree (October).
• Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show (December).
• Humanitarian Bowl (December), Boise

Places
• Boise: Idaho’s capital city. Vibrant art, cultural and museum district with a greenbelt that links to seven parks along the riverfront.
• Hells Canyon: North America’s deepest river gorge. Excellent wildlife viewing available on jet boat tours. Between Cambridge & Lewiston.
• McCall: Former timber town is now known as one of Idaho's most popular winter-summer resorts with skiing, snowmobiling and sledding in winter, and boating, hiking, camping and fishing in summer months.
• Sun Valley: North America’s first ski resort offers activities for all ages including ice skating, horseback riding, mountain biking and fishing.
• Stanley: In the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Hidden Gems
• Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve: Unusual landscapes, lava fields. Near Arco.
• Hagerman Fossil Bed National Monument: Discover one of the richest fossil deposits from 3.5 million years ago. Near Twin Falls.

Did You Know?
State Motto: It Is Perpetual
State Flower: Syringa
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

Fast Facts
Region: MOUNTAIN WEST
America’s Byways: International Selkirk Loop, Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, Payette River Scenic Byway, Pend Oreille Scenic Byway, Pioneer Historic Byway, Western Heritage Historic Byway.
Connecting Flights Via: Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane.
Sales Tools: Idaho Travel Guide; Golf Trail & Whitewater Trail guides; RV & Campground Guide; Online Image Gallery.
Info: Idaho Division of Tourism Development
(208) 334-2470
www.visitidaho.org
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