The gem state is perfect for road trips, and staycations. There is so much to see and explore from awe inspiring natural views to vast lakes and rivers, deep canyons, vast farmlands, strange and interesting museums and all the extra wow factor that Idaho shells out.

Arco Idaho is home to some great spots that are well worth a visit. Did you know that Arco was the first city in the world to be lit solely by nuclear electricity? According to Atlas Obscura, On July 17th, 1955 the Idaho National Laboratory (at the time it was called the National Reactor Testing Station) lit up the town for 60 minutes.

Arco has been connected to government and nuclear studies and partnerships for decades. Arco has a long association with the Navy and nuclear fleet. In 2000 Arco acquired The Devil Boat, or at least the sail of it. The “Submarine in the Desert” is the preserved sail of the submarine USS Hawkbill. The number 666 displayed on the sail was her hull number. The monument was placed in the roadside Idaho Science Center to honor Arco’s long association with the Navy.

Travelers have nicknamed it the devil's boat. The area shows off other historic and informative objects and signage for anyone who wants to know more about the Atomic power that lit up the area.

A few google reviews:

David says "What the heck! A sub buried under the street! {(Not really, it is just the sail)}
Nice tourist park to take a break during travel. Just enough history about Arco and it's connection to atomic power."

Mark says "The small museum was full of information and very interesting history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable with first hand experiences to share."

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