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Sawtooth Mountains Tour

Day 1

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM [4:00 hour(s)] Arrive in Boise

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Boise Tour Train

Address: 602 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: Off Capitol Blvd, near the Boise Art Museum, in Julia Davis Park across the street from the Rose Garden
Phone: (208) 342-4796
Hours: Jun.-Sept. daily; May & Oct. Sat.-Sun., 1pm, 2:30pm
Fees: Adults,$9, Seniors, $8.50; Children 3-12, $6; 2 and under free (on lap)
Explore Idaho's capital city and learn about its history by boarding this open passenger car train pulled by a replica of an 1890 puff-belly engine, which takes visitors though historic districts and shopping areas.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site

Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712
Directions: Broadway exit to Warm Springs Avenue, east to N. Penitentiary Road
Phone: (208) 368-6080
Hours: Summer: 10am-5pm incl. holidays; Winter: 12pm-5pm daily, closed state holidays. Last admission at 4:30.
Fees: Adults, $5; Seniors, $4; Children 6-12, $3
Built by prisoners in 1890, this fascinating site offers an informative prison tour with cells, the gallows and rose gardens.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Idaho State Historical Museum

Address: 610 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: Capitol Blvd. at Julia Davis Park
Phone: (208) 334-2120
Hours: May through September: Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm Closed Mondays -- Oct through April: Tues - Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am - 5pm, Closed Sun and Mon
Fees: Adults, $2, Children 6-18, $1, Children under 6 free
Explore Idaho history with the changing exhibits throughout the year at this museum in Julia Davis Park.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Basque Museum and Cultural Center

Address: 611 Grove St.
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: 607 & 611 Grove St. in Downtown Boise
Phone: (208) 343-2671
Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat., 11am-3pm; Closed Sun.-Mon. & holidays. Call ahead to schedule group tours.
Fees: Donations are greatly appreciated. Call ahead to schedule group tours.
More Basques reside in Boise than any other city in the U. S. - learn about their history and culture with exhibits, archives, a library and a gift shop.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center

7:00 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:00 hour(s)] Overnight in Boise

Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM [3:00 hour(s)] Travel to Sun Valley

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM [5:00 hour(s)] Sun Valley / Ketchum Area

Address: 251 N. Washington St.
Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone: (208) 726-3423
Fees: Free
America's first destination ski resort, established in the 1930s near the mining era town of Ketchum, continues to be Idaho's premier winter-summer resort with outdoor activities for all seasons.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner

7:00 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:00 hour(s)] Overnight in Sun Valley

Day 3

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Arco

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Address: Box 29
Arco, ID 83213
Directions: Hwy. 20, 18 mi. SW of Arco
Phone: (208) 527-3257
Hours: Visitor Center: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 8am-6pm; Winter: 8am-4:30pm, closed winter holidays; Park open 24 hours.
Fees: Visitor Center: Free; $8 per car into park. Accepts America the Beautiful, The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass, Golden Age Pass and Golden Eagle Pass
View a diverse array of volcanic features and a rich variety of animal and plant life while touring this 750,000-acre national monument on a 7-mile loop road.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to EBR #1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Experimental Breeder Reactor #1

Address: 2525 N. Fremont
Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3760
Directions: 18 mi. E. of Arco, or 50 mi. W. of Idaho Falls, on Hwy. 20/26
Phone: (208) 526-0050
Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-5pm, daily; Winter by appointment
Fees: Free
On December 20, 1951, this historical site became the first power plant to produce useful electricity through atomic energy.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel back to Arco

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch at Grandpa's Southern BBQ

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Travel to Challis

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

Address: Box 1086
Challis, ID 83226
Directions: Interpretive center is at the junction of Hwys. 75 and 93, just south of Challis; other sites are at Custer.
Phone: (208) 879-5244
Hours: 9am-5pm daily; Tours Memorial Day thru Labor Day in the townsite of Custer.
This park and the surrounding National Forest Historic Area brings to life Idaho's frontier mining history and provides for a unique historical interpretation amid numerous recreational opportunities.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Stanley

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Stanley Area

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner at Redfish Lake Lodge

7:30 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:-30 hour(s)] Overnight in Stanley

Day 4

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM [3:00 hour(s)] Salmon River Guided River Trip - Upper Main

Address: Box 95
Boise, ID 83701
Directions: Trips depart from Stanley
Phone: (208) 342-1919
Hours: Daylight
Fees: Varies: Call for info
This section of the Salmon River between Sunbeam Dam and Torrey's Hole is popular for float trips and steelhead fishing.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM [2:00 hour(s)] Travel to Idaho City

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Idaho City Historical Area

Address: Corner Main St. and Hwy 21
Idaho City, ID 83631
Directions: Northeast of Boise
Phone: (208) 392-4148
Fees: Free
Explore a quaint western town near Boise, with its classic storefronts and boardwalks, and feel like you are in the Old West.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Boise

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM [4:30 hour(s)] Return Home!!

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