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Learning About the U.S. State of Idaho

Idaho joined the Union in 1890 as the 43rd state. The state is best known for its potatoes and is the number one producer of potatoes in the country. Idaho has lovely landscape ranging from sub-alpine to desert, from granite mountains to fertile farms, from lakes to waterfalls, and from canyons to gorges. It is home to the deepest canyon at 7900 feet in North America called Hell’s Canyon. Shoshone Falls on the Snake River are higher than Niagara Falls. The state has the greatest stand of white pine trees in the country. The name of the state comes from an Indian name Ee-dah-hoe which means “gem of the mountains”.

  • What product is Idaho best known for?

    • wheat
    • potatoes
    • barley
  • Is Hell’s Canyon the deepest canyon in North America?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is Shoshone Falls higher than Niagara Falls?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state’s capital?

    • Pocatello
    • Twin Falls
    • Boise
  • What is the state’s nickname?

    • Gem State
    • Deepest Gorge State
    • Potato State
  • What is the state song?

    • O Hail Idaho
    • Here We Have Idaho
    • My Idaho
  • What is the state flower?

    • Apple blossom
    • Cherry blossom
    • Syringa
  • What is the state bird?

    • Hummingbird
    • Duck
    • Mountain bluebird
  • What is the state tree?

    • Willow
    • Western white pine
    • Oak
  • What is the state animal?

    • Desert fox
    • Appaloosa
    • Wild mule
  • What is the state fish?

    • Whale
    • Pike
    • Cutthroat trout

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