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Day and Weekend Vacations in the West


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Idaho for Kids
An Idaho vacation is a gateway to wildlife and stunning beauty. For a wet day or weekend trip, a variety of water parks are scattered throughout the state. Have you visited attractions in Idaho for kids? Rate your visit.

Attractions in Idaho for Kids:

  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
    Over 600 square miles of lava fields make up this wonder that is also a great place to see over 350 species of plants, 160 species of birds and 43 mammals.

  • Hells Gate State Park
    Despite its devilish name, Hells Gate State Park is filled with heavenly scenery. It's home to the deepest river gorge in North America. Located in Lewiston.

  • Idaho Botanical Garden
    The former farm and nursery for the Idaho State Penitentiary spent 12 years unattended when the penitentiary was closedin 1973. It's since been transformed into 30 lush acres of cultivated gardens featuring various plants, flowers and sculptures. Located in Boise.

  • Tautphaus Park Zoo
    Experience daily penguin and pelican feedings, animal encounter shows and animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America. Seasonal schedule. Located in Idaho Falls.

  • Water Parks
    Idaho has many water parks to choose from all over the state. This list gives you their locations so you can find the closest one to you on our day or weekend trip to Idaho.

  • World Center for Birds of Prey
    Learn about various birds of prey through interactive shows and close-up encounters. Located in Boise.

  • Yellowstone National Park
    America's first national park covers three states -- Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Camp, boat, bike, hike, ride horses, picnic and more on close to 3,500 square miles.

  • Zoo Boise
    Zoo Boise started as a fluke when a monkey escaped from the circus and was left behind. Almost 100 years later, the zoo now houses everything from red pandas to snow leopards.
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