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The western side of the United States has been known mainly for its majestic mountains, tall trees, and other beautiful scenery. The state of Idaho, in particular, may have some of the best ones! However, that is for you to decide. Down below are some of the greatest scenic overlooks in Idaho for you to visit. 

Confluence Overlook- This overlook is located in the town of Lewiston and is close to the edge of the historical Nez Perce land. From here, you can check out the Clearwater and Snake Rivers merging with each other, as well as Lewiston on the horizon. If you visit here on a clear, wintry day, you will also be able to check out Hells Canyon and the Bitterroot Mountains. This makes Confluence Overlook one of the most picture-perfect sights on

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There are a number of exciting and beautiful campsites spread throughout the state of Idaho. However, if you are simply visiting the Treasure Valley and don’t want to drive very far for some good, old-fashioned camping, here are a few campsites that are within a two-hour drive of the Boise area.

French Creek Campground- This shady campsite is a little under two hours away from Boise and is located on Lake Cascade. To get to the campground, you will need to drive on the eastern side of Lake Cascade (which has no shade whatsoever). Once you get to the tip of the lake, you will drive onto West Mountain Road, which will eventually lead to the wonderful shade provided by the Boise National Forest. The campsite itself holds a total of 21 different sites,

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If you’ve never been to downtown Boise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Pioneers pushing west in the mid 1800’s passed through on the Oregon Trail. They were grateful for the fresh water of the Boise River and the shade along its banks, but they were eager to move on. Today more people want to put down roots in this oasis where wagons ruts have given way to streets and bike paths.

When gold was discovered in the nearby Boise Basin during the American Civil War, miners and entrepreneurs flocked to the area. In March of 1863 President Lincoln signed legislation creating the Idaho Territory. A few months later Fort Boise was established to keep the peace in the region and a townsite was laid out a few days later.

John and Mary Ann O’Farrell built a

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The North End of Boise was the first suburban development in Boise. It was first built in 1878 and it only stretched across a couple of blocks. In 1891 more people began to move to the area and they created a twenty-five-year boom in home construction. The people that were moving to this area were of conservative means and the homes were not extravagant but they hold a certain charm and they are now popular acres to go and check out the old houses that were built at the starting of the city of Boise. The benefit of this area that a lot of people are drawn to is that it is a suburban area that has a great school district and has all the benefits of living close to other people but unlike most modern suburbs the homes are all differently styled and

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Searching for great trails? Boise has exactly what you’re searching for. With such easy access to the great outdoors, it’s no wonder the city is one of the fastest-growing in the nation. Hikers, bikers and those simply out to enjoy the day from all over the Gem State flock to the foothills and mountains surrounding Boise to experience the various elevations and trails that exist there. There’s certainly something for every type of outdoor-lover and every hiking/biking level to be found near Boise.

In the summer, Boise can get very hot! Many of the scenic trails will leave you exposed to direct sunlight and the elements. Remember to prepare accordingly by making sure to bring enough water, high-energy snacks, and sun protection. Avoiding heat stroke

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The Downtown scene in Boise Idaho is very exciting and vibrant. There are a lot of different types of people with different tastes in music, clothes and, you guessed it, food. There are a lot of places that you can go when you are downtown that are great chain restaurants that you will recognize. This is good for picky eaters that are never sure if they are going to find a place that has food that they will like. In downtown Boise, it is guaranteed that you will be able to find a restaurant that will fit your specific likes and dislikes. If you are not a picky eater but you like places that have a warm and inviting place to enjoy a meal with friends and loved ones then you are also in the right place. There are plenty of restaurants that are

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There are many DIY projects that can be done to the home for very little money; however, the feel and look of the home will be so much different. Here are some that you might enjoy.

Window treatment Replacement

When looking at those kitchen windows, have you noticed that they are deformation by the exposure of splashes and liquids from cooking that occur repeatedly? Something that will help this look after a while is by replacing the window that is stained covering by putting in a cheap but good quality fabric treatment. You will see love the new look and feel of your kitchen.

Message Center

Create a little message center on one of your walls, all you need is a simple piece of glass panel and wood to frame it. Once you have your

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Lucky Peak is located seventeen miles away from Boise. Once there was a victorious mining camp that was located just north of Lucky Peak and that is how Lucky Peak got its name. The Dam of Lucky Peak has offered flood protection of the Boise River since 1954. The Dam has prevented approximately one point three billion dollars in flood damages. Lucky Peak has approximately one million visitors annually who enjoy the lakeside outdoor activities the lake offers. Lucky Peak is home to deer and elk and is managed by the Wildlife department of the Idaho Fish and Game. Lucky Peak offers a great economic drive to the region as it offers irrigation water, wintering elk and water skiing.

Rooster Tail

One of the most common springtime attractions is the

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Travelling all around the western side of Boise may be seen as a bit of a hassle. However, there are a number of restaurants to visit that can help take the edge off either on your way to or from work. Want some great food with quality service and ingredients? Here are some places that you might consider trying out!

Confucius Restaurant- Located at 8775 W. Fairview Avenue, this Chinese restaurant is a big hit for all visitors! The establishment itself is known for being very clean, and the food is fresh authentic Chinese cuisine. It is also a family owned business, so the staff is warm and friendly to all of their customers who walk through the door. The food is also reasonably priced. Some items that are recommended from this restaurant are the

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Camping in Idaho

Camping season is many people's favorite time of the year. Who would not love it, the fresh air, the constant sound of slapping mosquitoes, the rushing waters, and much more? If you are one of the ones who enjoys the search for new camping spots each summer, you might find one in the below list. You will find many gems in the list, anywhere from flatlands to the big mountain peaks. There are some for those who enjoy solitude, those looking for a little lesson in history, stargazing and must more.

French Creek

The campground of French Creek is located in a shady part of Lake Cascade. You will find the campground by driving past the campgrounds with no shade as it is treeless, into Donnelly. You will then continue on the road swinging around the

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