Idaho Has Its Own Statue of Liberty
We're famous for potatoes and the Boise State Broncos.
Slightly lesser known? Idaho's very own Statue of Liberty.
This is a real thing. No, she's not quite as tall as the original in New York City, but that doesn't make her any less special.
If you're looking to snap a selfie with Idaho's Statue of Liberty, you'll need to head to Lake Pend Oreille, about ten hours north of Boise just south of the Canadian border. There, on Liberty Pier, you'll find a 1/50th scale replica of Lady Liberty with the lake behind her. So what's her story?
The statue was given as a gift to the city back in 2003 from the Turner family. The statue for years stood in the garden of one Mrs. Turner, then was donated after her passing.
Bonus fun thing you probably didn't know: Lake Pend Oreille is Idaho's deepest lake, and the fifth deepest in the United States.
Second super fun bonus thing: Lake Pend Oreille is also home of Naval submarine testing. Because, like we told you, it's super deep and there's lots of room to operate.