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Challis plays host to a migration of music lovers each August with big name acts such as Reckless Kelly, old musical friends, families and fans. During the Braun Brother's Reunion, a three-day concert festival from Aug. 6-8, the town population will double if not triple in size.

James F. Wilkens, an early emigrant, wrote that this valley of rocks had the appearance of a "silent city." Rock climbers from around the world come to experience the challenges offered by City of Rocks' towering spires. One 49-mile route, best traveled between April and November, begins at …

Ever wonder how electricity is generated from nuclear energy? Satisfy your curiosity by visiting the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-I) Atomic Museum, located on U.S. Highway 20-26 between Idaho Falls and Arco. The facility, a National Historic Landmark where usable electricity was f…

The Big Smoky Trail is one of dozens of opportunities to hike, backpack and camp in the Sawtooth National Forest. Horse managers are available, and the camp area has barrier-free facilities and drinking water. There is a fee of $6 for those staying overnight. The trail follows close to Big S…

The Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot offers dozens of fun and educational exhibits featuring the world's most popular vegetable and Idaho's most famous product. The museum features old farming equipment, 1,600-year-old vessels made in Peru and, of course, the world's largest potato chip.

For centuries, many Indian tribes gathered at natural hot water springs in this area, calling them the healing waters. Today, the state of Idaho maintains a world-famous resort complex year-round. Nearby activities include swimming, fishing, golf, biking, horseback riding, camping, wagon rid…

Chesterfield is a Mormon pioneer town founded in 1880 along the Old Oregon Trail in southeast Idaho. A visit to Chesterfield is a unique trip back in time and a chance to experience the rural agricultural life of a community whose deep faith helped them endure the hardships of life on the fr…

This 18,000-square-foot vintage military aircraft  museum in Rexburg has a focus and mission to preserve the history of military aircraft, highlight the role they played in preserving America's freedom and honor the men and women of the armed forces. 

Endless off highway vehicle opportunities, as well as camping and horseback riding opportunities, are available on 10,000 acres of these 400-foot-high eastern Idaho dunes. The dunes are located 50 miles north of Idaho Falls. The riding area of the big dunes is open through Dec. 31. The small…

Lake Coeur d'Alene, created by glaciers, has become an international resort destination with the town of Coeur d'Alene on its north shore and homes and resorts nestled along 135 miles of shoreline. Birdwatchers will be interested to know that Lake Coeur d'Alene has the largest nesting popula…

Gold was discovered a few miles north of Wallace in 1882, which then led to the discovery of silver, lead and zinc in the region. Since then, the Coeur d'Alene mining district has been one the largest silver mining regions in the world. Mining history provides the traveler unique recreationa…

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game played by global positioning system, or GPS, users. Participants search for hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share their experiences online. Caches are typically waterproof containers of varying sizes and shapes, holding miscellaneous item…

The route of the Hiawatha Trail is the crown jewel of all rail-to-trail projects in the country. Over 15 miles of railroad track has been converted into a biking and walking trail with a gentle 2 percent downhill grade. There are 10 tunnels and seven trestle bridges up to 230 feet high.

The Pulaski Tunnel Trail offers the beauty and peace of a cool walk in the forest and an adventure into the past. The trail begins at a well-marked trailhead about a half-mile south of Wallace. The trail ultimately brings hikers to a spot across the creek from the historic Pulaski Tunnel, th…

Moyie Falls is a spectacular sight packed tightly within the canyon walls of the Moyie River near Bonners Ferry. The falls stand as an unbreakable barricade of white thunder and spraying mist. The impressive Moyie Bridge hovers between the canyon walls, suspended 450 feet over the whitewater. 


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