Idaho Things to Do
When you visit Idaho "things to do" takes on a whole new meaning, there’s all the usual along with so much more. You won’t know what to do first.
Idaho is home to some of the largest, most unspoiled areas in the whole of the United States, so it’s not surprising that it’s just bursting with things to do for the rugged, outdoor types, but if that doesn’t float your boat don’t worry, because there’s plenty of other things to do for those who prefer to take life at a more sedate pace. Idaho, one of the most mountainous states in America has something for everybody.
Things to Do – Country style
You can get up to many of the usual outdoor activities you would expect from a glorious state such as Idaho including hiking, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, rock climbing and a whole lot more, but you won’t get the chance to do many of these activities too often:
- >Dog sledding – What a marvelous way to travel, by doggy power. Wrap up warm, hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Mush.
- Ballooning – For the adventurous and the not so adventurous types, this is the perfect way to get a bird’s eye view of the incredible Idaho landscape gliding along below. It may not be so good if you’re afraid of heights, but it’s definitely worth conquering your fear for just a few hours and experiencing Idaho from a basket.
- Wagon rides – Turn back the clock and take a trip back in time to when travel was at a much more leisurely pace and you could really enjoy the view. In the summertime you can take a picnic by the banks of the river (do you like beans?), in the wintertime you can help to feed the elks, so whatever time you take your vacation, you’d love it on the wagon train. Wagons roll but watch out for the Injuns!!
- ATV riding – If you prefer to make your way along the road less traveled this could definitely be for you. In a place like Idaho there are miles and miles of trails for your adventure and you can get plenty of maps with approved trails for ATV’s, so if you prefer to get off the beaten track, take to the hills and experience the true beauty of Idaho or take in some ghost towns and old mines, if you dare.
- Panning for gold – Yep, there’s gold in them there hills, are you feeling lucky?
Other Things to do in Idaho
Idaho also has plenty of other things to do, well, a place so steeped with history and culture is only too happy to share it with visitors.
- Boise Basin Museum – Bursting with information about Idaho City during the mining era, which was once the largest in the whole of the Pacific Northwest
- Canyon County Historical Museum – A Baroque revival train depot from early in the 1900’s, now home to loads of railroad memorabilia
- Evel Knievel jump site – When this world renowned daredevil tried to jump the Snake River Canyon in 1974 it was one of the most watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports to date, he didn’t make it but remarkably suffered only minor injuries, and you can visit the actual jump site on your Idaho vacation
So you see, Idaho really does have lots to offer. There are also plenty of amusement parks, shopping malls, memorials, lakes and rivers, scenic rail rides, in fact, if you can imagine it, you can probably do it on your Idaho vacation. Follow your dreams to Idaho, the Gem State, nearly every known gem has been found in Idaho, so keep your eyes peeled for anything shiny. You never know.