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Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions and Weird Hotels

The 15 Best Idaho Roadside Attractions

Are you planning an Idaho road trip and want to find all the best Idaho roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re driving across I-84 from Twin Falls to Boise, traversing Interstate 15, or road tripping the Teton Scenic Byway, you won’t want to miss these fifteen must-see places to go in Idaho. They’re fun road trip stops and great additions to your...

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho - an AirBNB made from a giant potato | Idaho Roadside Attractions and Weird Hotels

Big Idaho Potato Hotel AirBNB in Boise, Idaho

If you think about Idaho you probably think about the lowly potato. After all, the state grows about 13 billion pounds of the tubers every year, ranging in size from tiny fingerlings to hefty russets to 28-foot long colossus. Did I say 28 feet long? No, that wasn’t a misprint. Idaho is ripe with larger-than-life potato roadside attractions, and the Big Idaho...

Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho | Idaho Tourist Attractions

Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho

Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls Idaho is known as “the Niagara of the West.” Or, at least, that’s what the guidebooks and websites and an on-site sign call it. Now, I’ve never been to “the Niagara of the East,” so I can’t compare, but I can say that this giant waterfall was a highlight of my Idaho road trip (alongside the cowboy...

Freak Alley Boise, Idaho Murals - Street Art in Boise, Idaho

Freak Alley Gallery Murals in Boise, Idaho

If you were visiting a new city and heard the term “Freak Alley” you might be inclined to steer clear. But, Freak Alley Gallery in Boise, Idaho, is actually a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. Freak Alley Gallery is an ever evolving gallery of graffiti and street art in downtown Boise. Since 2002 the alleyway has featured the public art...

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve in Idaho | Idaho Road Trip Stops

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve in Idaho

There weren’t many roadside attractions along our route from Boise, Idaho to Whitehall, Montana. It was about a six and a half hour drive and, other than a stop to check out the Potato AirBNB in Boise, we had nothing planned for the day but to drive. There was one thing, though, that had caught my eye on the way. An attraction much different than, though...

Idaho Potato Ice Cream at Westside Drive In in Boise, Idaho - ice cream sundae shaped like an Idaho baked potato featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.

Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive In in Boise, Idaho

Is it ice cream? Or is it a potato? That’s the question everyone seems to have when they discover the famous Idaho Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive In in Boise, Idaho. Idaho is known for it’s potatoes. And rightfully so. They produce about 13 billion pounds of the tubers each year. There’s a potato museum in Blackfoot. There’s a giant potato...

Cowboy Muffler Man in Wendell, Idaho | Idaho Roadside Attractions

Cowboy Muffler Man in Wendell, Idaho

Howdy pardner! At the Intermountain Motor Homes & RV Camp in Wendell, Idaho, you can find this cowboy muffler man out front. Standing at 22-feet tall and wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans, black boots, and a gray cowboy hat, this giant is a roadside attraction that is hard to miss. And you don’t have to miss him! If you’re taking a road trip on I-84...

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