Six destinations in Idaho promise you a good time.
What do vacuum cleaners, snow sculptures, a historic church, and hot springs have in common? They are just some of the intriguing attractions you could visit in the Gem State.
Six Via articles reveal Idaho’s offbeat side:
Museum of Clean 
A spotless museum in Pocatello touts more than 3,500 artifacts, from an ancient Roman squeegee to old-time vacuums.
Sacred Heart Mission 
An 1853 church built by a Jesuit priest and members of the Coeur d’Alene tribe is Idaho's oldest standing building.
Roseberry General Store 
Near Donnelly, a friendly country store is part curios shop and part oddball museum.
Lava Hot Springs 
Get into hot water at a resort town in southeastern Idaho that also has cool stores and a fun winter festival.
Galena Lodge 
North of Ketchum, in the Sawtooth National Forest, snowshoers and cross-country skiers cherish a community-run lodge surrounded by more than 30 miles of Nordic trails.
McCall Winter Carnival 
Snow sculptures and snowshoe golf are only a two reasons to head to McCall in winter.
Photography courtesy of Jennifer Eld
This article was first published in November 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.