Idaho's "Great Places"

The Gem State is more than the world's potato king

The United States Travelers League reveals our inaugural "100 Great American Places" list starting in early 2021. Here are five early nominees for Idaho, the Gem State, including the Boise River Greenbelt (pictured). (photo courtesy Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau)

1. The World Center for Birds of Prey -- Boise

Learn how they are conserving raptors around the world! Meet live birds of prey up close, including California Condors and more.

2. Lava Hot Springs -- Lava Hot Springs

Relax in their world famous natural, geothermal hot springs! The indoor pool provides year round shaded fun for all ages with a diving board and aqua climb wall.

3. Boise River Greenbelt -- Boise

The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to popular riverside parks.

4. Idaho Potato Museum -- Blackfoot

The museum offers information and entertainment for all ages, with examples of products, a build-your-own Mr. Potato Head Station, and animatronic potato people.

5. Museum of Clean -- Pocatello

The ultimate mission and vision of the Museum of Clean is to sell the idea and value of clean, to put clean into the minds of all who visit.

Tell us what you think, and nominate your favorites, either in this post or by using the contact form on our home page. Let's make sure Idaho is well-represented on the nationwide list.

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