Top 7 Things to do in Idaho City, United States

February 7, 2018 Diedre Savory

Idaho City is a city in and the county seat of Boise County, Idaho, United States, located about 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Boise. The population was 485 at the 2010 census, up from 458 in 2000.
Restaurants in Idaho City

1. The Springs

3742 Idaho 21, Idaho City, ID 83631 +1 208-392-9500
Excellent
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

The Springs

Reviewed By rachel128 - New York

I visited this a while ago, and I can't believe I never reviewed it! It was one of my most memorable experiences in Idaho.

I was in Idaho for work over the winter, and decided to venture out to the Springs and I'm glad I did! I booked a massage (which was awesome), and was provided in a warm yurt. After, I spent a few hours in the hot pool under a beautiful starry sky. It was so relaxing and beautiful. I recommend it to anyone.

2. Idaho City Old Time Photo & Studio by Charles Sepulveda Photography

101 Montgomery St, Idaho City, ID 83631-5004 +1 208-392-2446
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5 based on 10 reviews

Idaho City Old Time Photo & Studio by Charles Sepulveda Photography

We are the Old Time Photo of Idaho City *By Charles Sepulveda Photography. We're a full service photography & video studio located in Idaho City. Weather it's a small or a large group, come & see our collection of time period costumes & take a step back in time as you, your friends or family dress up & capture a moment that will last a lifetime. We cater to any group, large or small & pets too. Your pictures are available immediately.

Reviewed By RamblingManWanderer - Boise, Idaho

We stopped in & the photographer was wrapping up the day & the photographer, Charles took the time to remain open for our group, despite that it was late. He was very friendly & personable while being professional & attentive. The ice Cream shop was...MoreThank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We also thank you for your encouraging words.

3. Boise Basin Museum

Idaho City, ID +1 208-392-4550
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5 based on 9 reviews

Boise Basin Museum

Reviewed By dylansmommy - Los Angeles, California

I was amazed by how little we actually knew about the history of Idaho City, Boise and Idaho in general. This museum brought the story to life. Young kids up to teens will love this as much as adults. The docents are well versed and adjust the story to the audience. There are hands on displays that the kids loved. Plan on spending a couple of hours here.

4. BoCo Collectibles

204 Main St, Idaho City, ID 83631
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

A unique fine art and souvenir shoppe. Located in the heart of downtown Idaho City in the Boise National Forest. Come see wonderful works of art including pieces by Picasso and Chagall.

Reviewed By Charles S

This is a great stop in Idaho city. With plenty of art, gifts and souvenirs, this place has it all. Stop in and tour their art gallery and see in rare, authentic Van Gogh art piece. The owners are remarkable and always very hospitable.

5. Idaho City Trading Post

243 And 245 Main Street, Idaho City, ID 83631 +1 208-392-6723
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5 based on 2 reviews

Idaho City Trading Post

Reviewed By Charles S

The variety of items in their new location is great. We love buying from local stores whenever possible. This place has great prices on souvenirs and other miscellaneous gifts. The store owners are always so welcoming and friendly.

6. Idaho City Visitors Center

100 Main St, At intersection of Main Street and State Highway 21, Idaho City, ID 83631-4130 +1 208-392-6040
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Idaho City Visitors Center

Reviewed By CrankingChick - Tucson, Arizona

This visitor center is right along Idaho State Highway 21 (Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway) so it makes a great rest stop. There's a small museum with exhibits and a gift shop. Educational signs explain the mining history of the area, and some equipment is on display. There was even a pay phone- haven't seen one of those in a long time! Behind the building is a covered picnic area and a small pond. We parked there and walked up and down the historic main street of the town to see the old buildings and cemetery. We were there early in the morning in July, and it was cool and quiet.

7. Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir

Idaho Highway 21, Turn east off ID21 on north side of Mores Creek Bridge and follow lakeshore for 6 miles, Boise, ID 83712 +1 208-373-4007
Excellent
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4 based on 33 reviews

Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir

Was Once The Tallest Dam In The World

Reviewed By WhereDoIGoNow - Boise, Idaho

It's NOT Lucky Peak. That means little parking, one-lane gravel/dirt roads frequently driven by half-drunk lunatics with boat trailers, and primitive areas. It also means the fishing, scenery and quiet is (not counting the aforementioned trailers) unspoiled and not flooded with people. So this isn't a place for the average tourist- there's no barista, few if any restrooms not involving "a tree", and your rat-dog might just get taken by an osprey. That said, if you like that kind of thing (or would LIKE to see someone's rat-dog get snatched by a fish eagle), this is a good place to be.

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