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Address: US Highway 30, Bliss, ID
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A 68-mile scenic drive.

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a welcome change of scenery

We saw the signs for Hagerman Fossil Beds and turned off the interstate - so glad we did! We stopped at the Visitor Center and the helpful ranger pointed us to the Fossil Beds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
KLsWanderlust
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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448 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We saw the signs for Hagerman Fossil Beds and turned off the interstate - so glad we did! We stopped at the Visitor Center and the helpful ranger pointed us to the Fossil Beds viewpoint and directed us on down the Scenic Highway. We stopped at the Salmon Falls /Thousand Springs turnout to better see the waterfalls, still in good... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This scenic drive is a great alternative to the drive through the sagebrush desert of south central Idaho. The springs and waterfalls are beautiful and a visit to the state fish hatchery is interesting and fun for the kids.

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Campbell River, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

When I am rating an attraction, I try to weigh the cool factor against the cost and, well, since this drive is free what more can you ask for? The scenery changes dramatically from the areas around here and I like surprises. We found a campground which had HOT-hot spring and warm-hot spring pools and you could rent a private... More 

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3 Thank Ken H
Marsing
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

It is a beautiful place to throw your tent out and enjoy. We had a dock to ourselves and fished until after dark. It was quiet and if we wanted could go swimming at the pool there. I plan on returning many times.

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2 Thank ljidahogreen
Nampa, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

nice to see all the falls. Best time to go is in the spring the the water a melting. The only problem is they are on the other side of the road so picture taking is not the best, but to be enjoyed

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Idaho
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you like a lovely Sunday drive this is the one. The views are delightful and relaxing. Every season offers beauty. Spring the water is running hard and fast, in the summer it continues and the fall adds the colors to scene. The winter offers ice sculptures of ice as the water continues to drizzle and freeze.

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1 Thank alittlebirdIdaho
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stopped and detoured along the way and enjoyed everything. What is the most sobering is how the springs have changed since the power plants and irrigation came along. In general, enjoyable drive and towns along the way.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

It was a surprise to find the beautiful snake river canyon set among endless farms. Water seems to just ooze from the canyon walls. Take the detour to Niagara Springs State Park.

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1 Thank eukfeu
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

This area in the Snake River canyon is beautiful. Minreal hot springs come out of the canyon wall. There are swimming pools along the way and pic nic areas. Peaceful respite from a hectic tri.

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Rupert, Idaho, USA
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This a trip everone should make. It is always beautiful to make this drive. Don't be in a hurry. Too bad other drivers don't slow down a little and enjoy the surroundings.

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