The quirky and witty reason that this became one of Idaho's biggest tourist attractions is a unique one. If you don't know the story behind how this spot in Idaho was officially dubbed Center of the Universe then it is time you learned.
Most people would probably guess that Eagle was named after majestic bald eagles, but only Idahoans know what river those eagles lived near. Eagle, Idaho is full of rich history, and those little-known facts deserve the spotlight.
You might know that Lewiston was Idaho's capital for a short time before Boise took over, and you might know that the architect behind the design of Boise's capitol building was actually from Connecticut. But there's a lot more to revisit about Boise's past that might surprise you.