You wouldn't judge a book by its cover... 

so why underestimate a state you know nothing about?

Until a person ventures outside of Idaho's urbanized cities and towns, it's impossible to know how beautiful she is. And while the Treasure Valley is an undeniably cool, up-and-coming metro, it's only the tip of the spear.  

Idaho is so much more than potatoes, friend.

Did you know Idaho is known as the Gem State? Home to more than 240 dazzling minerals and 70 gemstones, and over 2,000 crystal blue lakes, Idaho's the treasure trove of the Pacific Northwest.

From the breathtaking Shoshone Falls, often called the "Niagara of the West," to the majestic Sawtooth National Recreation Area with its rugged mountain backdrops, only a charlatan would resist Idaho's charm. 

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5 Stunning Places in Idaho that Look Like Another World

Check out some of the most unique, beautiful, awe inspiring landscapes and places that look like they are in another world entirely. 

Gallery Credit: Nikki West


Jump into adventures, not conclusions.

How incredible were the five locations in the gallery above? When it comes to our family's favorite local vacation destinations, all of them make our top 20.

What would you add to the list? Email your suggestions and pics to ryan.valenzuela@townsquaremedia.com.

Love breakfast? Are you a fan of the friendly skies? Keep scrolling for Idaho's top five breakfast aerial tours.

Take an Incredible Breakfast Flight to Idaho's Beautiful Backcountry

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

If you love daytrips and skyrides, keep scrolling for pics of one of the most incredible skyrides in the Pacific Northwest.

Spokane's Insanely Beautiful Numerica SkyRide

The Numerica Skyride sends you soaring through the sky above an incredible waterfall from the comfort of a six-person cabin.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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7 Beautiful Frozen Lakes You Can Ice Skate On in Idaho

Ice skating on Idaho's frozen lakes is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than just a sport; it's an adventure filled with laughter, smiles, and unforgettable memories. 

Whether you're a novice or an expert, scroll on for a list of seven gorgeous Idaho lakes you can ice skate on this winter!

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Scroll for 25 photos that will make anyone fall in love with Idaho. 

25 Stunning Photos To Make You Fall In Love With Idaho All Over Again

Need a refresher on what a gorgeous state we live in? Escape for a moment and enjoy all four awesome seasons with these 25 stunning photos...

Idaho is a massive state with almost every type of climate zone and miles and miles of endless beauty waiting to be photographed. Let's get lost in its beauty by taking a scenic tour of our state!

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19 Plants to Attract Beautiful Butterflies to Your Idaho Garden

Whether you want to boost biodiversity or amplify the presence of beautiful, fluttering butterflies in your yard, plant one (or all) of the following plants in your Idaho garden!

Idaho homeowners, click here to turn your yard into a monarch conservation habitat for the state of Idaho!

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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