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Last modified: 11/02/07

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Idaho Vacation Basic Facts

Idaho Travel Council, 700 W State Street,
2nd Floor, P O Box 83720, Boise ID 83720-0093; 208-334-2470; 800-VISIT-ID; Fax: 208-334-2631. Web:

State Bird: mountain bluebird

State Fish: cutthroat trout

State Flower: syringa

State Folk Dance: square dance

State Fossil: Hagerman horse fossil

State Fruit: huckleberry

State Gem: Idaho star garnet

State Horse: appaloosa

State Insect: monarch butterfly

State Motto: Let it be perpetual.

State Nickname: The Gem State

State Seal:

State Song: Here We Have Idaho

State Tree: western white pine

State Vegetable: potato

State Capitals

Lewiston, Idaho Territorial Capital (1863-1864).

Boise, Idaho Idaho State Capital: 208-334-5174. Has the only U.S. statehouse heated by a geothermal well.


Here We Have Idaho.

State Specials

Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in America, deeper than the Grand Canyon.

Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world's most dense population of nesting eagles, hawks, and falcons.

Soda Springs boasts the largest man-made geyser in the world.

Sun Valley was created in 1936 as America's first destination ski resort.

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