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Cheap flights to Idaho

Idaho in north-western United States is a mountainous state with total area that measure 83,570 square miles or 216,632 square kilometres, larger than all of New England. Home to around 1.6 million Idahoans, the state is also home to nearly every known type of gemstone, earning Idaho the nickname, ‘Gem State’. The state is also known as one of the only two places in the world (the other is India) where star garnets can be found in any significant quantities. Idaho’s capital and largest city is Boise.

What to see & do

Among the more important and popular tourist spots in Idaho include Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Shoshone Falls, Silverwood Theme Park, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, World Center for Birds of Prey, Julia Davis Park, and Idaho Potato Museum, in addition to many more.

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area or HCNRA was founded in mid 1970s and makes up around 2,600 square kilometres or 652,000 acres, with an estimated 900 square kilometres or 215,000 acres of recreation area designated as the Hells Canyon Wilderness. Managed by the United States Forest Service, as part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, the recreation area can be found on the borders of Idaho and Oregon. Additionally, HCNRA also includes Hells Canyon Archeological District, a historic district that occupies around 12,000 acres or 4,900 hectares and registered under the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Drop by the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho. The museum is devoted to potatoes and currently has exhibit displays donated by the community and other commercial sources. Within the Idaho Potato Museum is the world’s largest potato crisp, a popular display in the museum that was donated by the crisp brand, Pringles of Procter & Gamble. The crisp measures at around 25 inches or 64 centimetres. The museum also features other exhibits, a hall of fame, and a gift shop called the Spud Seller, a shop connected to the museum and offers potato- or Idaho-themed merchandise.

How to get around within Idaho

The U.S state of Idaho is served by modest public transportation systems within its main cities, with no mass transit and other options only include going by car and plane. Driving within Idaho, the state is served by many interstate highways, including I-90, I-84, I-15, and I-86, among others. Other main roads within Idaho are two-lane highways, while remote locations within the state can have unpaved roads. Please be reminded that it is best to pay close attention to the road conditions when within Idaho, especially during winter. Additionally, the two-lane US 95 and Idaho State Highway 55 serve as the only connections between North Idaho and the entire state. Going by plane to domestic destinations can be expensive although the saved travel time makes it a good option too, since going through the winding mountain roads within Idaho can be quite time consuming.

How to get there

The major airports that serve Idaho, United States include Boise Airport in Boise, which serves the southwest region of the state; and Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington, which serves the northern part of the state. Other commercial airports in Idaho include Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Pocatello Regional Airport, and Magic Valley Regional Airport.

Flights to Idaho

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