Sprawling along the banks of Snake River, Idaho Falls is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. It’s home to scenic riverfront trails and fine museums detailing the region’s culture and arts, as well as a renowned zoo with animals from all corners of the globe.
Things to do in Idaho Falls
Discover the people and industries that have shaped Idaho Falls at the Museum of Idaho. Walk through the recreated 19th-century frontier town of Eagle Rock, witness items from the famous Lewis and Clark expedition and let the kids get interactive in the Children’s Discovery Room.
Art enthusiasts should visit the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, which lies on the banks of the Snake River. It exhibits an eclectic range of contemporary works by local and emerging artists, with a particular focus on making the arts accessible to young visitors.
Get up close to animals from around the world at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, which boasts its own petting zoo where you can feed goats, sheep and pigs. Witness African lions, zebras and lemurs, Asian sloth bears and snow leopards, as well as local wildlife, such as otters and golden eagles.
Stroll along the Idaho Falls Greenbelt, which sprawls along both banks of Snake River. Stop to wander through the Japanese-inspired garden, picnic in Freeman Park and witness the cascading falls.
Getting around Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls Regional Airport is 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre and Idaho Falls is around three hours’ drive from Salt Lake City. Taxis are the main means of getting around the city, although many of the sights are within easy walking distance of one another.