July 3rd, 1890 Idaho was admitted into the Union as the 43rd state. So happy 129th birthday Idaho! To celebrate we figured we would compile some Idaho facts you may not have known (and some you definitely did).

I have lived here almost 4 years and I have to say I love it here. I am always looking at some interesting facts that you may or may not have known about this great state.


  • 1

    The Candy Law

    Apparently, in Idaho it is against the law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds. Dang it! There goes my Christmas gift ideas this year.

  • 2

    Huge Wilderness Area

    In Grangeville, the wilderness area ranges to five areas and four national forests totaling 5.5 million acres. The only one larger is in Alaska.

  • 3

    Tallest Sand Dunes

    Bruneau Dunes State Park has the tallest single structured sand dune in North America at 470 feet high.

  • 4

    Hell's Canyon

    Hell's Canyon is not only beautiful but is it is the deepest gorge in America.

  • 5

    Earnest Hemingway

    This is one you likely already knew. Hemingway has a house in Ketchum where he killed himself and is buried in the Ketchum cemetery. People visit him year round and leave coins and bottles on his grave.

  • 6

    Huge Parade

    The biggest parade in Idaho is the annual Mountain Home Air Force Appreciation Day parade.

  • 7

    See Four States

    Seven Devils' Peak has the Heaven's Gate Lookout where you can actually see into 4 states at the top

  • 8

    Sleep In A Potato

    The famous travelling Idaho potato is now an Air BnB where you can stay in the cozy potato for around $200 a night in Boise.

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