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Above picture-Floating hole at Couer D’Alene Golf Course

Regional Chain Arctic Burgers invented the regional “fry sauce” and “brown toppers” or hard shell dipped soft ice cream.

 

Arco, ID

Craters of the Moon national park is here, a torn out glacial retreat.

Athol, Idaho-Silverwood Theme Park

N. 26225 Hwy. 95
Athol, ID 83801
Phone: 208.683.3400

Coeur D’Alene, ID is a college town and a resort town.  Its full of all your typical outdoor activites.  Downtown also has tons of cool shops, restaurants and clubs.  A local resort has what is called the longest floating boardwalk in the world.

Record Store-
Long Ear Records, 2920 N. Goverment Way, Coeur D Alene, ID 83815

 

Blackfoot, ID
look for the World Potato capital sign on East Airport Rd, just west of Teeples Rd.

Museum-Idaho Potato Museum ?-The Idaho Potato Museum is a museum devoted to the potato, located in Blackfoot, Idaho. 130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221 (208) 785-2517-Obviously a must visit for the trashy travel fan.  

Eats-Rupe’s Burgers -302 NE Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221 (208) 785-5710 Chili fries or tots!  Onion ring bites.   Drive in car service or eat in.  Inside menu is different and they also have the regional finger steaks as well as a Stroganoff potato.  They have root beer ice cream.

Boise, ID

The alternative weekly for Boise is the Boise WeeklyPlayers Listhas a great venue list.

Eats-
Big Juds-Big Jud’s – famous 1-lb. burgers. reuben burger, double big jud, 2 lb burger 1289 S Protest Rd, Boise, ID 83706 (208) 343-4439
til 9PM

Fanci Freez ?-Landmark walk-up burger joint -1402 W State St, Boise, ID 83702 home of a wierd ass huckleberry blue cheese burger.  Great Sign. Raspberry lemonade has real raspberries.  Yum.
Trolley Stop –off Warm Springs Road – great breakfast with a pile of potatoes as large as your head.
Roques — State Street — the best tacos. The taco lunch plate comes with 3 small tacos, rice and beans. The pork is the best, served with a delicious verde sauce. Roques wins hands down for Mexican in Boise.
the Boise market has a very nice meat counter and fresh fish.  Stay away from the fish at the Co-op.

Westside Drive-in -1929 W State St, Boise, ID 83702 Home of the Ice Cream Baked Potato, where they take vanilla ice cream, dust it with cocoa powder and then fill it with whipped cream.  Plus classic burgers and unique “finger steaks” with  “tater gems”, the former being deep fried battered steak.  

 

Live Music-
Neurolux-111 N 11th St., Boise, ID  (208) 343-0886-Bar with Live Music.
Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise , 416 S. 9th Street
Enter off of the alley between 8th and 9th. Boise, ID 83702-formerly known as the big easy.

Record Store-
Record Exchange, 1105 West Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702

Nampa, ID

Idaho Center Amphitheatre -16200 Can-Ada Rd. Nampa, ID (208) 468-1000

Pocatello, ID

Museum-Don Aslett Museum of Clean-711 S. 2nd Ave., Pocatello, ID 208-236-6906 closed sunday and monday. http://museumofclean.com.s158603.gridserver.com/

 

Eats-

Butterburrs -917 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201 “home cooking” with a “legendary cinnamon twist.

Tastee Treet-1555 S 5th Ave-Pocatello, ID 83201-(208) 233-8511-Home of the “spaceburger”.  Mixed Yelp reviews but screw in and out.

Rigby, ID

Museum-Farnsworth TV and Pioneer Museum-118 W. 1st S., Rigby, ID
Twin Falls, Idaho

Home of a waterfall known as the “Niagara of the West”

Eats-
Branch of 24 hour mini chain Sharis cafe with “Bone in ham with potato pancakes” served with eggs.  1601 Blue Lakes Blvd N, Twin Falls, ID 83301

Scottys Drive Inn-560 Northgate Mile, Idaho Falls, ID 83401  (208) 523-6382-old timey burger drive inn where they serve fries with the regional fry sauce.

 

 

Looking down Capital Blvd Boise ID

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