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6 popular stops to see on your travels through Idaho, the Gem State

A vacation to Idaho can be filled with a wide range of activities, from scenic hikes, a dip in relaxing lava springs or a trip to a thrilling amusement park. 

In addition to the beautiful scenery throughout the state, there are unique stops, like Old Idaho Penitentiary, that are worth a visit. 

A five-to-seven-day road trip is an ideal amount of time to spend traveling throughout the state. 

Now, you can take a tour through the penitentiary while visiting Idaho. 

5. Silverwood Theme Park

Since it opened in 1988, Silverwood Theme Park has been a popular, family-friendly destination in Idaho. 

The theme park is located near Coeur d’ Alene and has expanded to include Boulder Beach Water Park. 

Now, Silverwood Theme Park features over 70 rides and slides fit for all ages. 

Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park is home to over 70 rides and slides. (Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

6. Lava Hot Springs 

Head to Lava Hot Springs to add relaxation to your vacation. 

This spot features indoor and outdoor pools that range from 102 F to 112 F. 

Here, you can also find water slides, diving platforms and an area for kids. 

Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital. 

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