The Old Idaho Penitentiary is well known and often named the most haunted spot in the gem state. After the second riots broke out and a massively destructive fire in the kitchen and dining area in 1973 the prison closed after housing some of the most dangerous criminals in the world for over 100 years. See the ins and outs of this historic, iconic and haunted piece of Idaho.
The building is fascinating to look at and if you are able to carefully see in any windows you can see dusty antiques all over. Idaho in 91 Days describes it as, "...it’s among the most eccentric structures we’ve seen anywhere in the States. It is the strangest and coolest house we had yet seen in Idaho, and we spent a long time admiring it from every angle."
Many states, especially on the more mountainous west coast have diverse landscapes, Idaho included. This may seem ridiculous to Idahoans, especially in the southern part of the state but here are what tourists were surprised about...
You most likely have heard of Shoshone Falls, nicknamed "Niagara of the West" in Southern Idaho. Shoshone is magnificent and should definitely be on your list of falls to visit at some point but there are other incredible waterfalls in Idaho that deserve attention as well.
This special Idaho place was founded in 1914 and since its opening has been a hot spot for Idahoan staycationers and far away travelers. After over a century of inviting guests and providing great customer service this gorgeous place is still going strong.