Introduction to Emmett, Idaho
Emmett city is in the Gem County and housed a Boise Cascade manufacturing facility that shut down in 2001. Gem County was established in 1915. This county was named after the nickname of the state, Gem State. The early settlers in the county were the fur trappers.
Emmett and nearby Attractions
- Emmett Plaza
- Gem County Historical Museum
- Eagle Island State Park
- Freezeout Hill Memorial
Things To Do In Emmett
Tourists in Emmett can spend their free hours at the Emmett Plaza, which is a great zone for hanging around. A notable place that one can visit is the Freezeout Hill Memorial. The Eagle Island Sate Park offers facilities for swimming, and also has scenic picnic areas. If one loves history, then the Gem County Historical Museum is the perfect place to visit. The annual festivals and fairs hosted by the city include the Emmett Cherry Festival, Harvest Festival Street Fair, Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Heritage Days, and Gem/ Boise Counties Fair.
Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field is the nearest airport to Emmett.
Emmett Higher Education
There are many universities and colleges that offer higher education facilities. Some of these include Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and Lewis - Clark State College.