What’s the strangest attraction in Idaho?
Mental Floss created an entertaining YouTube video titled “The Coolest Offbeat Attraction in Every US State” with the following description: “Offbeat attractions in the US include weird roadside attractions and wonderfully weird museums. The List Show is a trivial and factual show for the curious.”
We certainly have some interesting places to visit here in Idaho. As I sat down to watch the video, I thought they would definitely have chosen one of the most silly claims to fame and drawing of the gem state… The Manhole Cover marking the center of the universe to Wallace. If you’ve never heard the story behind this, click here to read it later, it’s goofy and interesting. Story Behind Idaho’s Biggest Tourist Trap (mix106radio.com)
However, Mental Floss didn’t choose the manhole cover, or the craters of the moon, or the potato hotel, or even the dog hotel. You can see pictures of these by scrolling a bit, but first, oh no, the potato and dog hotels are mentioned, but not Idaho’s weirdest attraction. Have you already guessed it?
To save you from sitting in other states, Idaho starts about 6 minutes, 6:12 to be exact.
Yup… The Museum of Clean Won for Idaho, have you ever heard of this place or been there? Find out more about it below, followed by photos of Idaho’s famous Potato Hotel and Beagle Hotel. Located in Pocatello on cleanliness museumis to “sell the idea and value of cleanliness in the minds of everyone who visits”. Obviously there is a lot to see, including the world’s first vacuum cleaner built in 1860. The museum is HUGE with 74,000 square feet of cleanliness.
Learn more about it here and scroll down to see more Idaho oddities.
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