Some of life’s most cherished memories are formed on family adventures. From active pursuits to laid-back encounters and everything in between, Idaho offers recreation and relaxation for kids of all ages and activity levels.

Get Your Feet Wet

With more than 3,100 miles of whitewater, 2,000-plus lakes and approximately 130 soakable hot springs and 63 named waterfalls, Idaho is a playland for water babies, big and small. Pack your itinerary with whitewater rafting, jet boating, fishing, water parks, lake and river cruises or soaking in soothing hot springs.

Scream with Delight

Twist and turn at top speed aboard Idaho’s only mountain coaster or get your heart racing with more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions at Silverwood Theme Park—the Pacific Northwest’s largest theme park. Find other wild rides at these amusement and water parks.

Play Cowboys & Cowgirls

Treat yourself to an authentic Western experience at a guest ranch, offering days filled with horseback riding, swimming, hiking, biking, archery, skeet shooting, fishing, campfire cookouts and stargazing. Saddle up at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, Diamond D Ranch, Red Horse Mountain Ranch or other fine guest ranches around the state.

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