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Ketchum came into being in the late 19th century as a shipping and smelting center for the mines of the Wood River Valley. It is now best known as the gateway to nearby Sun Valley and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Ketchum is in Blaine County on Hwy 75, the Sawtooth Senic Byway.

Ernest Hemingway arrived in Sun Valley in 1939 to work on his novel, "For Whom The Bell Tolls." Hemingway is buried in Ketchum, where he died on July 2, 1961.

The Scott Ski Pole, an invention which helped revolutionize skiing, was invented by Ketchum's Edward Scott.

There is also a Ketchum, Oklahoma.


Art Donna Rose Galleries | Roland Gallery | Steve Snyder Photographs | Tapestry Gallery and Wine |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries A Winter's Feast | Globus Restaurant |
History Oregon Wagon Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Western Christiania Motor Lodge | Big Lost Ranch |
Vacation Rentals Sawtooth Condominiums |

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10/17 Coming to The area
Sun Valley Wellness Festival Ketchum ID May23-27 The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, our mission is to inspire positive change.
Annual Port-Neuf Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous Pocatello ID May31-June2 Enjoy the black powder rifle and pistol shoots, the trailwalks, our knife and hawks throws, the cannons, and the primitive archery shoot. The music at the campfire at the end of the day. Visit the traders of the 1840’s. They are all in canvas of the period as are the Mountain Men and Women of the Primitive Camps. See how they lived and worked daily.
Intermountain Equifest Pocatello ID June20-23 We will have trail riding competition, extreme cowboy race, posse drill presentation, grand entry, horse show, barrel racing, pole bending, bucket races, flag races, and kids games. Horseback and on foot.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
Ponderosa Pine Relay Cascade ID July19-20 Distance is 194.89. A shorter sprint race from McCall to Cascade is 62.5 miles. Teams finish at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade.
Shoshone-Bannock Festival/Powwow Ketchum ID August9-11 This three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country features a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography, fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork.