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The History of Jackpot, Nevada

Jackpot Nevada historical sign

Whether you have been to the town or not, you have undoubtedly heard of Jackpot. But how did this town of only 1,200 residents come to be?

In the Beginning

The most obvious assumption would be that Jackpot was started to service the residents of Idaho and (somewhat) Utah who wanted to enjoy some time at the blackjack tables or slot machines. And you'd be right.

A Family Affair in the Water

No Cell Phones On the River

In a world that is so connected, it can be hard to find activities that can make kids and adults detach from their laptops and phones and reconnect with each other. So where does one look to see no electricity and wifi signals?

Mother Nature.

Specifically whitewater rafting in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. That's right. There are no recharge cords on the river, and you'll have a tough time getting any kind of data or cell phone reception while in a canyon. It's perfect.

What a Day on the River is Like

Day of River Rafting

You've decided! You, your family, and your friends are going to do a 4-day rafting adventure with an outfitter who is taking you on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

If this is your first time on an overnight rafting excursion, it's hard to know what to expect your day is going to look like. You know for sure it is going to be unlike any normal day. We've lined out what you should expect from the time you wake up, to the time you hunker down in your sleeping bag for the night.

How to Provide a Great Transportation Experience for Your Event

Making a Shuttle Trip Fun

If you’re planning an event, you likely already know that many of your attendees greatest gauge of their experience hinge on just that- their experience, and you want to make it a great one! You don’t want something like transportation to be a hassle or a miserable experience, so here are some tips to make sure that it goes without a hitch!

10 Must Do Whitewater Rapids in Idaho

Best White Water Rapids in Idaho

Idaho is not just famous for potatoes; this state also has some of the best whitewater rafting in the country! So that begs the question, out of all the awesome places to raft in Idaho, which ones are the best?

We've compiled the top 10 rapids that Idaho rafting guides say are their favorites (in no particular order).

Staying Safe on Your Idaho River Raft Experience

River Rafting Safety

You want your Idaho river raft trip to be an adventure you'll never forget, but you want all those memories to be good ones. Planning for your trip includes brushing up on some basic safety tips.

Stay Safe Out There

Idaho is famous for its world-class river raft experiences. Whether you're a first-time rafter or someone with years of experience, your safety must never come second.

Here are a few tips for staying safe on your next Idaho river raft trip.

Enjoy the Ride with Boise Shuttle Service!

Shuttle to BSU Bronco game

You've planned your event down to the last hors-d'oeuvre, but there's one more thing that could make your evening even more fun.

At Your Service

Hiring a shuttle service could be the icing on the cake for your next event. Here are some of the top reasons folks look to Boise Shuttle to make their event even more enjoyable.

Pack These Essentials for Your Idaho River Rafting Trip

Packing for a rafting trips

Even if you've been on an Idaho river rafting trip before, it's a good idea to review some basic packing tips. Forgetting something important could ruin an otherwise perfect time, and it's always a good idea to come prepared.

Here's a quick look at some items to pack and safety tips to help make your Idaho river rafting trip memorable in all the right ways.

3 Reasons Why You Need an Idaho River Rafting Adventure This Summer

3 reasons to raft the white waters of Idaho rivers

A raft trip on an Idaho river is an event you'll never forget. If you're still on the fence about signing on, here's why we think you'll love every single moment.

How to Spot a Reputable Shuttle Service for Your Big Event

Reputable Shuttle Service

Your big event is months away, and you've got it planned down to the minute. Coordinating your event shuttle is a critical piece of the puzzle, and when it works well, everyone arrives at your event safe, happy, and on time.

Here are a few suggestions to help you choose shuttle transportation service to and from your event.

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