In Idaho tourism now outranks other industries in revenue, mostly becuase the natural beauty of Idaho's mountains, rivers, lakes, and streams provide camping, boating and fishing sites, and they collectively bring in tens of thousands of visitors each year.
As far as the overall economy, the Snake River has been diverted by dams to provide irrigation for Idaho's agriculture. Only three states have more irrigated land than Idaho.
The state produces about one fourth of the nation's potato crop, as well as wheat, apples, corn, barley and more.
The 2-1/4 mile Mudgy Moose Trail along Lake Coeur d'Alene and through the downtown area features five life-size bronze statues positioned at locations where Mudgy pauses in his search for Millie. The five bronze statues were created by internationally-acclaimed sculptor and painter Terry Lee, a native of Coeur d'Alene.
The Coeur d'Alene silver-mining district in and around Wallace, Idaho produced more silver than any other mining district in the United States. This statue of a miner's family is a tribute to their hard work.
Carved by the waters of the Snake River, Hells Canyon is located along the border of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and western Idaho. It is North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m).
The Bitterroot Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains, are mostly located in the panhandle of Idaho and westernmost Montana in the Western United States. Their highest summit is Trapper Peak, at 10,157 feet (3,096 m).