Highest-rated things to do in Idaho, according to Tripadvisor

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December 26, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in Idaho, according to Tripadvisor

When planning your next holiday, you might feel an instinctual pull toward destinations that would take you across oceans, like Tokyo or Paris, but there are experiences closer to home that will have you thinking twice before booking a trip abroad ever again.

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Indeed, even if you've lived in Idaho your whole life, you might be surprised by just how many top-rated things you've yet to cross off your list. From architectural wonders and picturesque views to historical museums and other must-see sights, you'll find your appreciation for Idaho reignited just by reading through this list of top-rated things to do.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated things to do in Idaho using data from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor ranks places using a combination of metrics, including overall rating, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, an activity with a 5 out of 5 overall rating might rank lower than one with a 4 out of 5. Data is as of June 3, 2024.

Whether you're a family of five traveling in a recreational vehicle or a duo of friends looking for a quick getaway in Idaho, read on for a list of sights you could easily plan a trip around.

#30. Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point

- Rating: 4.5/5 (260 reviews)
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#29. Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

- Rating: 4.5/5 (400 reviews)
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#28. Snake River Greenbelt

- Rating: 4.5/5 (524 reviews)
- Address: Snake River Greenbelt - Idaho Falls City Center Idaho Falls, Idaho
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#27. Sun Valley Resort

- Rating: 4.5/5 (307 reviews)
- Address: 1 Sun Valley Road Sun Valley, Idaho
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#26. Idaho Potato Museum

- Rating: 4/5 (365 reviews)
- Address: 130 Northwest Main St. Blackfoot, Idaho
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#25. Snake River Canyon Trail

- Rating: 4.5/5 (235 reviews)
- Address: Perrine Bridge Twin Falls, Idaho
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#24. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

- Rating: 4.5/5 (243 reviews)
- Address: 2405 North Bogus Basin Road Boise, Idaho
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#23. Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-I) Atomic Museum

- Rating: 4.5/5 (236 reviews)
- Address: Arco, Idaho
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#22. Idaho Botanical Garden

- Rating: 4.5/5 (408 reviews)
- Address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho
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#21. Ponderosa State Park

- Rating: 4.5/5 (300 reviews)
- Address: 1920 North Davis Ave. McCall, Idaho
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#20. Museum of Clean

- Rating: 4.5/5 (272 reviews)
- Address: 711 South 2nd Ave. Pocatello, Idaho
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#19. Warhawk Air Museum

- Rating: 4.5/5 (263 reviews)
- Address: 201 Municipal Drive Nampa, Idaho
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#18. Kathryn Albertson Park

- Rating: 4.5/5 (284 reviews)
- Address: 1001 North Americana Boulevard Boise, Idaho
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#17. Boise Art Glass

- Rating: 5/5 (103 reviews)
- Address: 1124 West Front St. Boise, Idaho
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#16. Payette Lake

- Rating: 5/5 (311 reviews)
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#15. Idaho State Capitol Building

- Rating: 4.5/5 (758 reviews)
- Address: 700 West Jefferson St. 8th Street, and State St. Boise, Idaho
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#14. Redfish Lake

- Rating: 4.5/5 (376 reviews)
- Address: Redfish Lake Road Stanley, Idaho
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#13. Idaho Falls River Walk

- Rating: 4.5/5 (331 reviews)
- Address: 525 River Pkwy Idaho Falls, Idaho
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#12. Lava Hot Springs

- Rating: 4.5/5 (706 reviews)
- Address: 430 East Main St. Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
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#11. Silverwood Theme Park

- Rating: 4/5 (1,379 reviews)
- Address: 27843 North Highway 95 Athol, Idaho
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#10. Perrine Bridge

- Rating: 4.5/5 (889 reviews)
- Address: Us-93 Twin Falls, Idaho
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#9. Mesa Falls

- Rating: 5/5 (434 reviews)
- Address: 46 Highway 20 Ashton, Idaho
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#8. Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

- Rating: 4.5/5 (840 reviews)
- Address: 210 S. 3rd St. South Western Cornen of McEun Park Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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#7. World Center For Birds of Prey

- Rating: 4.5/5 (736 reviews)
- Address: 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane Boise, Idaho
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#6. Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors' Center

- Rating: 5/5 (936 reviews)
- Address: 1000 Memorial Drive Idaho Falls, Idaho
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#5. Old Idaho Penitentiary

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,023 reviews)
- Address: 2445 East Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho
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#4. Craters of the Moon National Monument

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,302 reviews)
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#3. Coeur d'Alene Lake

- Rating: 5/5 (1,425 reviews)
- Address: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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#2. Boise River Greenbelt

- Rating: 5/5 (1,478 reviews)
- Address: Boise, Idaho
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#1. Shoshone Falls

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,052 reviews)
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This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Michelle No, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 50 states.

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