Idaho Potato Expo: Home of the World’s Largest Potato Chip

    12/27/13 •

    …If you’re a meat-and-potatoes lover, you’ll enjoy a visit to the Idaho Potato Expo in Blackfoot. The town bills itself as the Potato Capital of the World–it’s in Bingham County, which produces more spuds than any other in the U.S. At the expo, you’ll see the world’s largest potato chip (14-1/2 by 23…

    Idaho’s Old Mission State Park: A Church Hand-Built Without Nails

    12/30/13 •

    …Ravalli created something special here more than 150 years ago. The church is a fitting tribute to his extraordinary skills and vision. Fast Facts Old Mission State Park is in a day-use park northern Idaho near Cataldo, roughly 24 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene and just southeast of where State Highway 3 meets I-90 Exit…

    A Stop in Weippe, Idaho On the Lewis and Clark Trail

    12/22/12 •

    …Following the trail of Lewis and Clark, my husband and I stopped for coffee in Weippe, Idaho, a hamlet on the high mountain prairie where the Nez Perce fed the starving Corps of Discovery in 1805. Walking up a slight hill from First Stop Java, I entered Cyndy’s Echoes of the Past. The…

    Warhawk Air Museum in Idaho: A Fascinating Look at Flight

    10/02/13 •

    …At the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho, I got a fascinating look at flight, from World War I through future space-age research. It’s housed in a 20,000-square-foot building located, appropriately enough, right next to the airport. Under the watchful eyes of two magnificent Curtiss P-40s used by World War II’s Flying Tigers,…

    Nez Perce Culture at the Spalding Visitors Center, Idaho

    12/01/12 •

    …We got a fascinating look at Nez Perce culture and history at the Spalding Visitors Center, the headquarters of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, located in Spalding in northwestern Idaho. A 23-minute movie gave us an overview of tribal history, and we especially enjoyed the museum, filled with tribal artifacts, clothing, pictures…

    The Colorado Railroad Museum

    8/19/13 •

    …Scenic Byway, the highest paved road in North America, runs 28 miles to the summit of 14,264-foot Mt. Evans. It starts about 20 miles west of Golden at Idaho Springs; for details about the “road to the stars” and other area attractions, visit or call the Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau at 1-800-882-5278….

    Ashfall Fossil Beds State Park, Nebraska: Home of the Largest Intact Fossil Bed

    10/24/12 •

    …Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park in northeast Nebraska contains the largest intact fossil bed ever discovered from that time period. It includes hundreds of perfectly preserved animal skeletons (see above) wrapped in a blanket of ash that’s thought to be 10 million years old. Scientists believe the ash came from an Idaho