History & hiking collide on this unforgettable Idaho adventure.

Are you a World War II buff? A regular at Table Rock in Boise? If you nodded yes to either or both, kudos. You sound like someone we'd love to have a beer with. If you nodded no to either or both, that's cool, too. We'd still tie one off with you 😉

All are welcome to explore Idaho's unique tie to World War II. 

You don't have to be a history buff or a super-fit mountaineer to hike your way through one of Idaho's coolest adventures. Idahoans and tourists of all ages have embarked on the 10-mile trek to the World War II ruins in Idaho.

Nestled in beautiful Payette National Forest, adventurers will find the remains of a B-23 bomber scatter about the shores of Loon Lake. For a glimpse of what you're in for and tips from folks who've made the journey, check out the gallery below.

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This World War II Bomber Fell Out of the Sky & Crashed in Idaho

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela


The Missing Man Table, also referred to as The Fallen Comrade Table, is intended to remind patrons to honor our fallen, imprisoned, and Missing in Action Veterans.

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