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Ketchum

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Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. The population was 2,689 at the 2010 census, down from 3,003 in 2000. Located in the Wood River Valley, Ketchum is adjacent to Sun Valley and the communities share many resources; both sit in the same valley beneath Bald Mountain, with its world-famous skiing. The city also draws tourists from around the world to enjoy its fishing, hiking, trail riding, tennis, shopping, art galleries, and more. The airport for Ketchum, Friedman Memorial Airport, is approximately 15mi south in Hailey.HistoryOriginally the smelting center of the Warm Springs mining district, the town was first named Leadville in 1880. The postal department decided that was too common and renamed it for David Ketchum, a local trapper and guide who had staked a claim in the basin a year earlier. Smelters were built in the 1880s, with the Philadelphia Smelter, located on Warm Springs Road, processing large amounts of lead and silver for about a decade.
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Forest
Sawtooth Wilderness Area
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Redfish Outlet Lake
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Fisher Creek Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Ketchum

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Stanley
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Duration: 4 hours
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Ski Area
Sun Valley Resort Sun Valley
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Redfish Lake Stanley
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Bald Mountain Sun Valley
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Ketchum

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Cemetery
Ketchum Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Outdoor Activity
Fly Sun Valley
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Adam's Gulch Loop
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Pettit Lake
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Ketchum

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History Museum
Sun Valley Museum of History
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Gail Severn Gallery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Ketchum

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lizzy's Fresh Coffee
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

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