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Idaho Crazy Laws
- If you are 88 years or older, it's illegal to ride a motorcycle in Idaho Falls.
- A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
- Walking along the street with a red-tippped cane is strictly prohibited.
- Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.
- In Boise, residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.
- If a police office approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait three minutes before approaching the car.
- Dirt may not be swept from ones home into the sidewalk.
- It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing more than fifty pounds.
- Persons may not camp out on sidewalks in the city.
- Non-married couples in Idaho who engage in sexual intercourse can be jailed for up to six months.
- Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime
Fun Facts About Idaho
- Idaho's state fruit is the Huckleberry and the the state vegetable is the potato.
- Named the "Gem State," Idaho produces 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones, some of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
- The statehouse in Boise is geothermally heated from underground hot springs.
- Idaho is the number one producers of Potatoes, Austrian Winter Peas and Lentils.
- Twin Falls was the sight of Evil Knievels jump in 1974.
- Idaho is the 13th largest state in the U. S.
- Downey, Idaho's first mercantile store, the W. A. Hyde Co., was built in 1894.
- The Cataldo mission is the oldest building in the state.
- Idahos world famous hot springs are located in Lava Hot Springs.
- Sun Valley is recognized as the home of America's first destination ski resort.
- Weiser is Home of the National Old Time Fiddler's Contest.
- Idaho ghost towns include Silver River, Yankee Fort, Gold Dredge, and the Sierra Silver Mine.
- Pearched at 9,5000 feet on Trinity Mountain stands the highest fire lookout in the Boise National Forest.
- Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in America.
- Soda Springs boasts the largest man-made geyser in the world.
- Anderson Ranch Reservoir is known for its blue-ribbon fly-fishing.
- Idaho grows about 27 billion potatoes annually.
- The economy of Idaho City originally developed around gold mining in the 1860's. It was once the largest town in the Pacific Northwest.
- Five of history's pioneer trails, including the Oregon Trail and the California Trail, cross Southern Idaho. Wagon ruts are still visible all along the rugged terrain.
- Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world's most dense population of nesting eagle's, hawks, and falcons.
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- Attractions in Idaho for Kids
Suggestions and recommendations for kids of all ages to do when visiting Idaho, from East to West and North to South.
- Hiking Mineral Ridge in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
If your looking for a beautiful and relatively easy hike in North Idaho, check out this hiking guide for Mineral Ridge.
- Things to Do In and Around Boise, Idaho: Kuna Caves
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