The Old Idaho Penitentiary opened its doors in 1872 to some of the West’s most desperate criminals.  Today, visitors can experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history with a visit to Solitary Confinement, cell blocks, and the Gallows.  Events and programs provide families, school groups, and visitors an opportunity to relive the Old Pen's exciting past of daring escapes, scandals, and executions.

The Old Idaho Penitentiary opened its doors in 1872 to some of the West’s most desperate criminals. Today, visitors can experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history with a visit to Solitary Confinement, cell blocks, and the Gallows. Events and programs provide families, school groups, and visitors an opportunity to relive the Old Pen's exciting past of daring escapes, scandals, and executions.

Idaho off the grid: An intimate look at this remote state

Idaho off the grid: An intimate look at one of America’s most remote states

Silver City, Idaho is an old mining town up in the Owyhee mountain range between Jordan Valley Oregon and Murphy, Idaho.    In 1863 huge gold and...

Silver City, Idaho is an old mining town up in the Owyhee mountain range between Jordan Valley Oregon and Murphy, Idaho. In 1863 huge gold and...

30 Awesome Things To Do In Boise

30 Awesome Things To Do In Boise

Boise, Idaho is known for more than just its potatoes. Here are 30 reasons that will encourage you to get packing and make Boise your new home.

Idaho's Jack the Ripper: In 1954, A Maximum Security cell house, the Old Idaho Penitentiary, was constructed complete with a gallows room on the second floor. Raymond Allen Snowden was executed for the murder of Cora Dean, which occurred in Garden City on September 23, 1956. Snowden was nicked named "Idaho’s Jack the Ripper". Dean’s body was found with 30 stab wounds to it. The the coroner had determined that her throat had been slashed first then after that Snowden thrust the bla...

Idaho's Jack the Ripper: In 1954, A Maximum Security cell house, the Old Idaho Penitentiary, was constructed complete with a gallows room on the second floor. Raymond Allen Snowden was executed for the murder of Cora Dean, which occurred in Garden City on September 23, 1956. Snowden was nicked named "Idaho’s Jack the Ripper". Dean’s body was found with 30 stab wounds to it. The the coroner had determined that her throat had been slashed first then after that Snowden thrust the bla...

Silver City - Idaho Ghost Town.  This ghost town was awsome to walk through.

Silver City - Idaho Ghost Town. This ghost town was awsome to walk through.

The old and haunted Idaho Penitentiary - Been here a thousand times with the kids. The gallows are pretty creepy..

Haunted Idaho Penitentiary

The old and haunted Idaho Penitentiary - Been here a thousand times with the kids. The gallows are pretty creepy..

Silver City, Idaho Certainly one of the better ghost towns having enough still standing to give visitors a good idea of how it was in its heyday. Silver City even had a brewery and a bottling plant. Some of the mines produced ore well into the millions of dollars during their lifetime. Silver City started its decline about 1889 when the inevitable began to appear.

Silver City, Idaho Certainly one of the better ghost towns having enough still standing to give visitors a good idea of how it was in its heyday. Silver City even had a brewery and a bottling plant. Some of the mines produced ore well into the millions of dollars during their lifetime. Silver City started its decline about 1889 when the inevitable began to appear.

Discover the best things to do in Boise, Idaho with this Boise travel guide. Included are best Boise restaurants, best bars, Boise events and more. @visitidaho

Things To Do in Boise: A Boise, Idaho Travel Guide

Discover the best things to do in Boise, Idaho with this Boise travel guide. Included are best Boise restaurants, best bars, Boise events and more. @visitidaho

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