Nicknamed the 'Gem State', Idaho is the 14th largest state in the US. There are 44 counties in Idaho. Located in southwestern Idaho, Boise is the state capital and the largest city in the state. The Boise Art Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho, Idaho Historical Museum, Idaho Aquarium, Capitol Building, and Ann Morrison Park are points of interest in the city.
Nampa, about 20 miles west of downtown Boise, is the second largest city and it hosts the famous Snake River Stampede Rodeo in July every year. Meridian, in the Treasure Valley, offers roadside attractions. The city of Twin Falls is the biggest in the Magic Valley which is famous for recreational opportunities. Idaho Falls, in the Snake River Valley, is only a few miles away from world's first nuclear plant, Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1.
The Port of Lewiston, at the confluence of the Snake River and the Clearwater River, is the farthest inland port on from the West Coast of the US. Other major cities in Idaho are: Pocatello, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, and Rexburg.
Getting In and Around
Boise Airport (BOI) is the primary airport in the state.
Sandpoint station is the state's only operating Amtrak station served by the Empire Builder train.
Interstate highway I-84, I-86, I-15 and I-90 traverse the state.
Last Update on: July 27th, 2017