Bruneau Dunes State Park
It’s not hard to spot a 470 foot tall sand dune! Hike to explore desert, dune, prairie and marshland. Excellent fishing and non-motorized water fun may be found at small lakes at the foot of the dunes. A nighttime Observatory is available for stargazing. Find Discount Hotels near Bruneau Dunes State Park.
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Described as “weird” and “eerily wondrous”, the landscape of this park gives visitors a real insight into the world of volcanoes. Take the 7 mile loop road, stopping at various viewpoints to explore the unusual volcanic features. For more adventure, hike the North Crater Flow or Devil’s Orchard Trails; with a permit, you may explore lava tube caves. Find Discount Hotels near Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Spilling over into 3 other states, this seemingly endless park celebrates the land where many generations of Nez Perce have lived. Thirty-eight sites are marked, including two historic battlefields and 3 visitor centers, so plan your route ahead of time! Hiking and river trails are available for incredible wildlife and nature viewing; see petrogylphs, pictographs and the site where Lewis and Clark built canoes. Find Discount Hotels near Nez Perce National Historical Park.
This exciting theme park offers 65 rides, including five roller coasters – the newest is Aftershock – be prepared for 65 mph speeds flying straight toward the ground, backwards and forwards! Ready for more? A plethora of classic rides such as the Scrambler, bumper cars, Tilt-a-whirl and a ferris wheel offer endless thrills and excitement. Boulder Beach Water Park boasts a 55 mph water slide, a lazy river and two enormous wave pools as well as a splashground just for kids. Ricochet Rapids is the newest adventure you can experience on family-sized rafts. Board the Silverwood Central Railroad for an old-fashioned steam engine train ride, and be mystified at the daily Vegas-style Magic Show. Find Discount Hotels near Silverwood.
Thousand Springs State Park
Visit Thousand Springs to see why it is called the Magic Valley! A hike down Box Canyon rewards you with a view of springs, and you can still see 19th century bridge abutments at Kelton Trail. Don’t miss the astonishing Malad Gorge, best viewed from a bridge over the canyon. Tour historic buildings at Ritter Island and Bonnieview or throw out a line at Crystal Lake. Find Discount Hotels near Thousand Springs State Park.