Known as the 'Gem State' due to its stunning natural beauty, Idaho's existence is one that is inseparable from its terrain. Idaho is known for its high cliffs, waterfalls, and lush greenery that spans most of the state. Several relaxing resorts dot Idaho's diverse landscape. This mountainous northwestern state is known for its warm and welcoming population, setting itself apart as a true American natural state.
Out of Idaho's remarkable collection of resorts to visit, none is as famous as the Sun Valley Resort that attracts skiing enthusiasts from around the globe. The Silver Mountain and Burgdorf Hot Springs Resorts are mountain getaways that allow visitors to relax among some of the best views in the country. Lake Coeur d'Alene runs along with a town of the same name. This lake is famous for its beaches and mountain-ringed waterfront that provides for complete enjoyment of outdoor activities. Several famous trails run alongside this famous lake, making it popular among nature enthusiasts.
For extreme bikers, the Route of the Hiawatha offers 15 miles of isolated trails that tour the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho. Visit the Shoshone Falls or the 'Niagara of the West' or spend time at Hell's Canyon National Recreational Area located within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northern Idaho. Tourists can witness the state's Native American history on the Sacajawea Historic Byway or enjoy a relaxing evening at Idaho Botanical Garden, sampling some of the state's exuberant flora and fauna. Visitors can observe Idaho's wildlife up close at Yellowstone Bear World where tourists can interact closely with grizzly bears, bison, and deer, or at the Wolf Centre located within Nez Perce Tribal Wilderness, a stunning region with trails galore dedicated to the preservation of Idaho's grey wolf.
Idaho's urban attractions do not disappoint with the state being home to several notable amusement parks including the Roaring Spring Waterpark and the Silverwood Theme Park. Tourists looking to know more about Idaho can visit its many museums including Wallace District Mining Museum, the Museum of Idaho, and the Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center. Idaho's most famous landmark is arguably the Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site that housed some of history's most notorious criminals. Whether you choose to explore Idaho's natural wonders or its urban delights, the state's iconic mountain scenery and recreational areas shall not leave your mind.
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