Idaho is a north western rocky mountain state situated in US. It is covered with snow capped mountains, White Water Rivers, deep dense forest and plenty of wildernesses. The surface area of Idaho is quiet large but it is scarcely populated. Besides having lot of lakes and rivers, it also has some big altitudes. Idaho is considered to be an important agricultural state as it produces one third of the whole American potato production alone. The other important crops like beans, wheat, barley, sugar beet etc. are also produced on a large scale. Idaho was once very popular as a mining state but now days the scenario has changed; it ranks itself equally in other industries like wood production, chemical products, paper, silver and above all tourism.
The cultural activity of the state is also well known and some famous universities and colleges are allocated in some of the cities of Idaho. For tourists, there are several spots that arouse the curiosity and beauty of the same mesmerises the people. These tourist places and natural beauties should not be missed at any cost.
Idaho Destination is nicknamed as the Gem State though the motto on the state’s licence is read as Famous Potatoes. This often gives a wrong misunderstanding to the people and they imagine Idaho to have large farms of potatoes. Idaho is somewhat a mixture of both lives rural as well as city. Some inhabitants still live in small cabins in the middle of nowhere while some live in latest urban condominiums in downtown. Idaho is typical like any other western state of US and you will be amazed to see two states in one. Idaho is divided into northern and southern part; the northern part is covered with mountains, lakes, forest and rivers; while the southern part has some spectacular mountains and is mostly covered in plains and deserts.
As Idaho is divided into northern, central and southern; all three of them have different sight view to offer. In northern Idaho you will find many bald eagles. Also there are some good places and lakes to see such as Lake Coeur d’ Alene; it is 120 feet deep and around 25 miles long. Just beside the lake you will find an oldest building of Idaho the Cataldo Mission which was built in the year 1953. Around 30 mile far from the lake there is a Silver Mountain Ski and Summer Resort where you can enjoy the scenic beauty and also can take a ride in between of the great views. Beside these there are some more great structured old buildings and some old artefacts which are worth seeing.
The following cities are considered as a good base for the outdoor activities in the Idaho region and they are most popular among the tourist on the purpose of visit. They are: Boise the capital city of Idaho which is also the largest city of the state and it also has some high tech employment. Another city is Moscow, the home city for the University of Idaho and is the mixture of an agricultural and educational culture. The commercial and agricultural center in the state is situated in the city Idaho Falls which is also the home of the Idaho National Engineering Labs. The younger and one of the major cities of the State is the Twin Falls. These are few cities in the State which are considered as tourist spots. Idaho is divided into four zones east, west central and southern. The central and southern are modern blend areas and thus more tourist attractions are found there.
In the central Idaho a giant dog park is created in Cottonwood named as Dog Bark Park, it is one of the latest American’s addition to the architecture and it offers an expansive self serve breakfast for family.
In the southern Idaho you will find amazing parts of the natural landscape and the visitor center gives an opportunity to all to experience the wonder or the Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Idaho offers great number of activities and is said to be the gateway of recreation. In winter you can enjoy activities like skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and camping. Similarly summer gives altogether different activities such as boating, whitewater rafting, camping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
It is fun visiting Idaho as the hospitality of the Idahoans is extremely warm and sensitive and they love to serve the guests.