Not open to the Public (since 1962)
Lidy Hot Springs General Description
A once thriving hot springs resort that featured a dance hall that superseded the popularity of the hot springs itself. When purchased in 1962, by a family with mining interests, Lidy was sadly converted into a mining material processing plant.
The complete history (w/ photos) of Lidy Hot Springs is available here.
NASA visited Lidy in 2002 to study Archaea microbes; a single-celled bacteria that live in the depths of some hot springs – most prevalent in Idaho hot springs. Archaea microbes are the only form of life on earth that can survive without carbon and sunlight. Then, how pray-tell, do Archaea acquire energy? Hydrogen gas.
View information about the NASA Microbe study was here.
Lidy Hot Springs Facilities
Prior to 1962; resort buildings, dance hall, bar, food services, live music, private soaking pools and a large, covered hot springs swimming pool.