Silver City Idaho

Silver City Idaho

Silver City Ghost Town is a popular tourist destination located 72 miles southwest of Boise Idaho and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are still around 70 buildings standing and are all privately owned. Some of the buildings are still being used to provide services to tourists.

History:

Silver City was founded in 1864 after silver was discovered at War Eagle Mountain. Silver mining drew large numbers of people to the area and the settlement grew rapidly.  Considered a major city in Idaho the first daily newspaper, and telegraph office in the state of Idaho called the city home.

The Idaho Hotel in  was restored and reopened in 1972. The hotel is set up to look like it did when it was first opened with antique furnishings in its guest rooms and lobby.

Things To Do:

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