The history of Idaho is extremely interesting, ranging from the Native Americans to the fur trappers and gold diggers to the lumberjacks, the railroad builders and the farmers who later settled here. You can still experience them everywhere today. The state of Idaho is located on the west side of the Rocky Mountains. Northern Idaho has the greatest number of lakes in all of the West and numerous evergreen forests. Idaho is an active vacationer’s paradise, offering 16 downhill ski resorts, more than 200 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, approximately 7,000 miles of snowmobile trails, countless lakes and ponds.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Idaho geography and economy.
Arriving by plane
Boise Airport has connections to all major cities in the USA.
Arrival by car
A Greyhound line from Seattle via Chicago to New York runs via Coeur d’Alene. Additional lines run from Portland to Salt Lake City via Nampa, Boise, Twin Falls and Burley (More information: www.greyhound.com).
Arrival by train
The Amtrak Empire-Builder line from Chicago to Minneapolis to Seattle or Portland (line splits in Spokane, Washington) traverses north Idaho and stops in Sandpoint (More information: www.amtrak.com).
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Parks and Recreation Department Idaho
5657 Warm Springs Ave
US-83716 Boise, Idaho
(208) 334 41 99.
https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau
250 South 5th Street, Ste. 300
US-83702 Boise, Idaho
(208) 344 77 77, (800) 635 52 40 (within the US).
http://www.boise.org Tourist Office Idaho
c/o AVIAREPS Tourism GmbH
(also responsible for Austria and Switzerland).
(089) 55 25 33 50.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Idaho.
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