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What’s New

  • 7 ZIPLINES: There are now ziplines at Wallace, Schweitzer, Tamarack, Horseshoe Bend, Twin Falls, Heise and Lava Hot Springs.
  • CRUISES: McCall Lake Cruises are now available on Lake Payette, McCall.
  • MUSIC FESTIVAL: Boise’s TreeFort Music Festival takes place in mid-March.
  • FILM FESTIVAL: Sun Valley Film Festival takes place in March.
  • PRIVATE IDAHO: Rebecca’s Private Idaho bicycling event takes place in Sun Valley in late August.


  • Whitewater Rafting: The Idaho Whitewater Trail offers more than 4,800 kilometres of white water.
  • Ski Resorts: All-season playgrounds like Sun Valley, Schweitzer Mountain and Brundage Mountain.
  • Bruneau Dunes: This is the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America. Near Mountain Home.
  • Wallace/Silver Valley: This historic mining town boasts attractions such as the Route of Hiawatha Biking Trail and the Oasis Bordello Museum.
  • International Selkirk Loop: A 450-kilometre drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and South Eastern British Columbia.

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  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (February), Moscow.
  • Dogwood Festival (April), Lewiston.
  • Lost In The 50s Car Show (May), Sandpoint.
  • National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival (June), Weiser.
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival (June to September), Boise.
  • Western Idaho State Fair (August), Boise.
  • Ketchum Wagon Days (September).
  • Art In The Park (September), Boise.
  • Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree (October).
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl College Football Game (December), Boise.
  • Festival At Sandpoint (August), Sandpoint.


  • Boise: The state capital has a vibrant art, cultural and museum district with a greenbelt that links to seven parks along the riverfront.
  • Coeur d’Alene: Located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, this mountain town offers hiking, biking, fishing and camping.
  • Hells Canyon: North America’s deepest river gorge. Between Cambridge and Lewiston on the Sanke River.
  • McCall: Skiing, snowmobiling and sledding in winter, and boating, hiking, camping and fishing in summer months.
  • Sandpoint: Located on Lake Pend Oreille, the area offers hiking, biking, fishing, water sports and camping.

Hidden Gems

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument And Preserve: Unusual landscapes and 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.
  • Wilderness Guest Ranches: Horse riding, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing and relaxation.
  • Mesa Falls: South of West Yellowstone on the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway.

Did You Know?

  • State Motto: It Is Perpetual
  • State Flower: Syringa
  • State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

Fast Facts

  • 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, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston and Spokane.
  • Shopping: Boise Towne Square Mall, Downtown Boise, The Village at Meridian.
  • Info: Idaho Tourism

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