Spread out at these 3 Idaho historical and adventure spots


Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center

Between mountain-peaked skylines and lush forests along the backcountry of Central Idaho, stop at the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center. Learn the history of the famous and heroic Sacajawea – the young Agai’dika Lemhi Shoshone who helped guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The 71-acre park is filled with artifacts, scenic walking trails and Heritage Community Gardens.

Gold Rush Historic Byway

From grain fields to lush forest coverage, the Gold Rush Historic Byway is a scenic drive rich in history and wildlife, including Lewis and Clark historical sites and Pierce, Idaho, where gold was first discovered in Idaho by pioneers. Stop at the Weippe Discovery Center to see Nez Perce artifacts and replica tools used by the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

Bruneau Dunes State Park

With campsites and cabins available year-round, Bruneau Dunes State Park is an ideal outdoor escape just over an hour’s drive from Boise, Idaho’s capital city. Once you’ve settled into camp, rent a sandboard to surf the tallest freestanding sand dunes in North America. There’s plenty of high-desert terrain for birdwatching, biking and hiking as well. Once the sun sets, catch the vibrant night sky at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory.

Bruneau Dunes State Park, located just an hour’s drive from Boise, Idaho, is the ideal outdoor escape year-round. Courtesy Idaho Tourism

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