Idaho City Chamber of Commerce

Go For The Drive, Stay For The Experience

Local Attractions

Idaho City has so much to offer! There are a wide variety of activities that you and your family can enjoy. Below are some of our favorites that we would love to share with you.

Idaho City Vistor's Center

Visitor Center

The Idaho City Visitor Center is a great starting point for your visit. Gather information and ask questions.


The Boise Basin Mercantile building started construction in 1865, and it added sections (or Bricks) in the next few years to reach the building we have today. 

A must-see attraction while visiting Idaho City!
Open 7 days/week: 11am-4pm Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend.

​Located less than two miles down Ponderosa Pine Scenic Highway, The Springs offers relaxing mineral waters for year round pleasure. This luxurious facility offers everything needed for a relaxing visit.

Pioneer Cemetery

The Pioneer Cemetery is open until dusk.  Cemetery Guides are available at the Visitor Center and the Boise Basin Museum.  


Idaho City Hotel

Hotels and Cabins

Instead of trying to cram everything Idaho City has to offer into one day,  book a room at one of several lodging establishments and enjoy yourself without feeling rushed!

Make memories that will last for years to come by exploring Idaho City and the surrounding area on an ATV!

Idaho City Miner's Exchange

Historical Walking Tours

Enjoy colorful guided tours full of local lore and history, conducted by a local history buff who has been studying Idaho City’s past for over 25 years.
Or, if you’re a bit more independent, Bricks and Boardwalks self-guided walking tour booklets are available at the Idaho City Visitors’ Center and Museum.

Hiking - Biking -

Snowshoeing -

Cross Country Skiing

There is no shortage of trails around Idaho City, whether you’re looking for a quick hike, a multi-day backpacking or bicycling trip, or heading out with skis or snowshoes. 

Idaho City hiking

Hunting & Fishing

Fishing and hunting are a way of life for many people that live in Idaho. And Idaho City has long been known for plentiful game any time of the year!


Idaho City has a variety of camping options just outside of town or way up in the hills. Take a look at our list of resources to find the perfect spot!

Idaho City Kids Camping
Idaho City geocaching rockhounding

Other Activities

Idaho City also offers opportunities for some of the lesser known but not less fun activities such as these family friendly adventures.

Bird Watching

At the Intermountain Bird Observatory, we work to impact human lives and significantly contribute to bird conservation through a unique combination of cooperative research, education, discovery of the natural world, and community engagement.

osprey nesting