Idaho – The Gem State

Idaho Postcard

Greetings from Idaho Postcard. Available at Legends’ General Store.


Idaho doesn’t just have great potatoes – it is also filled with numerous tasty destinations.

With twenty scenic byways and 28 state parks, Idaho offers boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing, hunting, and fishing.

Discover the rich heritage of Idaho’s Indian tribes and walk in the paths of explorers Lewis and Clark, or along the old Oregon Trail. Visit mining era towns and museums, historic sites and trails. Idaho’s colorful history is one of Indians, French trappers, miners, pioneers, lumberjacks, farmers, Basque sheepherders, the railroad, and more.

If gravity moves you, the skiing sizzles in Idaho with over 16,000 acres in 16 downhill ski areas, areas.  Idaho also offers more than 7,200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails where you can get your motor running.

Enjoy your travels in Idaho and welcome to the Legends of the Gem State.

Kathy R. Weiser- Alexander

“...If you pushed me up against a wall as to my favorite spot, I would probably answer the Rocky Mountains of the West, around Idaho. There’s something about coming around a corner and seeing a meadow full of wildflowers.”

— Charles Kurault, CBS journalist and host of Sunday Morning


Idaho Flag: A silk flag, blue field, bordered with gilt fringe two and one-half inches in width, with state seal of Idaho. The words “State of Idaho” are embroidered with block letters.


Boise Idaho

Boise, Idaho by Jon Sullivan.

©Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated February 2024.

Also See:

Destinations Across America

National Parks

United States Geography

U.S. States