It’s the 43rd State of the United States and known for potatoes, semi-precious stones and beautiful rocky mountains! Idaho is a fascinating state with a rich history, so if you’re excited to learn some interesting facts about the State of Idaho, then you’re in the right place!
Idaho Facts FOR KIDS
- Many people believe the name Idaho comes from a Native American word that means “gem of the mountains” but the true origin of the name remains a mystery.
- Idaho is known as the “Gem State” because it’s a treasure trove of precious stones, including the rare and beautiful Star Garnet.
- Shoshone Falls, often called the “Niagara of the West,” is higher than the Niagara Falls and absolutely mesmerizes visitors with its beauty on the Snake River.
- Idaho has more hot springs than any other state in the United States, including Soda Springs, the largest man-made geyser.
- With over 3,000 miles of rivers, the state of Idaho is often called the “Land of Many Waters”.
- Blackfoot hosts the Idaho Potato Museum, a fun spot that tells the history of the famous potatoes.
- Ski resort Sun Valley was a favorite getaway for the legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, who found inspiration in its stunning surroundings.
- Hells Canyon, carved by the Snake River, is North America’s deepest river gorge, even deeper than the Grand Canyon!
- The Dog Bark Park Inn is a hotel located in Cottonwood, Idaho, built in the shape of a beagle in the United States.
- The Mountain Bluebird is Idaho’s state bird, while the Western White Pine is the state tree.
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- Emma Edwards Green designed the State Seal of Idaho and is the only woman to have designed a state seal.
- Twin Falls, the largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, is where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket.
- Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho encompass three major lava fields and 400 square miles.
- Idaho Falls in eastern Idaho is known for its year-round outdoor recreation, an upbeat arts and culture scene, and family-friendly attractions.
- The Salmon River in Idaho flows for 425 miles and is known as “The River of No Return”.
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