Category Archives: Outdoor

The area around has some of the best hiking, camping, and scenery you could ask for.  Don’t miss out on the Ice Caves, Mesa Falls, or Darby Canyon.

The Civil Defense Caves

The Civil Defense Caves 24 miles North of Rexburg. The name comes from the cold war era. From the 1950’s to late 70’s , the local government  had a plan in place to use the caves as a fallout shelter in case of a nuclear strike. The entrance to the cave actually has two routes, Continue »

The Ice Caves

For genuine high adventure, the ice caves are a true spelunking experience, while still being easy enough for any novice cave explorer. As you climb over rocks and crawl through tunnels there is the feeling of doing something venturesome and exciting, while still being safe enough for children (or your average college student) to traverse Continue »

Madison County Fair 2015

The County Fair Every August Rexburg hosts the Madison County Fair.  Admission is free and there is always lots to see.  Kids and adults can enjoy free shows, browse prize-winning livestock, view local art, eat yummy fair food, and then throw it up on the carnival rides. 😉 2015 Fair The Madison County Fair starts Wednesday August Continue »

Cress Creek Nature Trail

Cress Creek is a nice little hike near Kelly Canyon.  Often used for field trips by local elementary schools, it’s an easy hike that anyone can manage.  That doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthwhile hike though. The landscape itself is somewhat dry and shrubby, but the vistas that can be seen from the trail are Continue »

The Greenbelt in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls has nearly 6 miles devoted to parkway along the Snake River.  The waterfalls along the Green Belt are the namesake for Idaho Falls. The park itself has many restaurants nearby, and makes for a pleasant evening out. How to Get There: 1. From Rexburg, go south on Highway 20 for 25 miles. 2. Continue »

Yellowstone Bear World

Bear World is a popular tourist attraction just 5 miles south of Rexburg.  Here you can see bears, moose, elk, and grey wolves all from the safety of your vehicle. Guided tours are offered, and there is also a petting zoo for the less dangerous animals. Admission: Adults, $16.95; Seniors $15.95; Children $12.95 Hours Mid-May-Labor Continue »