Category Archives: Near Rexburg

There are lots of fun things to do within a couple hours drive of Rexburg.  Hikes, museums, animal attractions, swimming, and beautiful scenery. Discover something new today!

Darby Canyon Wind Cave

The hike up to the Wind Caves is beautiful. There are multiple waterfalls and gorgeous scenery to take in.  At the end of the hike are the Wind Caves.  The cave is deep and usually has a steady breeze coming out of it because the cave is actually a natural tunnel.  It goes through the Continue »

The Teton Dam Site

The Teton Dam Site can still be seen just east of Rexburg.   For those of you that don’t know, the Teton Dam burst in 1976 and caused major devastation to Rexburg and Sugar City  (see page 33 for details). You can still go to the dam (what’s left of it) and even hike down to Continue »

The Spud Drive-In

The Spud drive-in is a fairly famous drive-in theater, with a uniquely Idaho flair.  The main screen adorned with an Idaho licence plate and an old ‘46 Chevy cab-over truck with a 2 ton potato on it’s bed.  If you happen to have a starving student card you can get 1 free admission. How to Continue »

Green Canyon Hot Springs

Green Canyon is a hot spring-heated, swimming pool east of Rexburg. Open all year round, the 96 degree pool is one place you can enjoy a dip in the winters of Rexburg. Pool hours vary, depending on what time of year it is.  During winter the pools are only open on Friday and Saturday and Continue »

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort

Kelly Canyon is one of two ski resorts in the area.  At just under 20 miles away, it’s the closest. Also, with tickets starting at $27.00 (for a half-day pass), and group discounts bringing it down to $18.00, Kelly Canyon is also the most affordable option. Kelly Canyon is a popular ski resort among students. Continue »

Monkey Rock

Monkey Rock Monkey Rock is a popular swimming hole, about 20 minutes outside of Rexburg.  Marked with a beautiful waterfall and pleasant waters. The fall is about 15 feet high and people often jump off the falls into the water.  You can also go behind the waterfall into a shallow alcove in the rock. Disclaimer: Continue »

The Sand Dunes and Egan Lake

The Sand Dunes The Sand Dunes just north of Rexburg are a popular attraction for off-roaders.  It’s also a popular place for bonfires, and camping.  Students will often go just to play sports on the sand, or slide down the dunes on inner tubes and makeshift sleds. The Dunes stretch 35 miles long, and are Continue »

Idaho Falls Temple Visitor’s Center

The Idaho Falls Temple is closed as of March 16, 2015. It is scheduled to reopen in October, 2016. Though Rexburg has its own temple, the Visitor’s Center at the Idaho Falls Temple, makes a great Family Night activity. Church films like Legacy, The Testaments and Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration can be seen Continue »