by Steven Monson

12 Fun Things to do in Rexburg During The Winter:

Rexburg can be a cold, dreary place between January and April, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy life.  Below is a list of great activities (both indoor and outdoor) to do here in the winter.

Outdoor Activities


Rexburg Snow Fest

Horse pulled cart at Rexburg Snow Fest

What: Hot chocolate hut, fire pit with S’mores, snow bank treasure hunt, sledding, horse wagon rides, snow graffiti, snowball target throw, polar bear swim.

Come join us for  an event that celebrates winter.  Bundle up the kids and come enjoy lots of snow activities and free prizes at Smith Park in Rexburg.

When: Sat. Jan 30th, 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: Smith Park in Rexburg

Jumping into freezing water and Rexburg Snowfest Snow Bowling in Rexburg Little Kids Snow Bowling at Snow Fest

 

Driggs Snowscapes

Snow Statues in Driggs Idaho

Check out some fantastic ice sculptures in Driggs on Jan 30th.  It’s a great way to see some stunning artwork, but it won’t last long.

Website: driggssnowscapes.org

When: Sat. Jan 30, 2015

Where:  Main Street in Driggs, Idaho

 

Sledding at the Sand Dunes

Sledding at the Sand Dunes North of Rexburg

The Sand Dune’s tall hills are perfect for sledding during the winter months.  If you don’t have a sled, you can rent one at the ORC on BYU-Idaho Campus.  This activity is great for families, couples, and college students.  It’s inexpensive and it offers a memorable experience.

Where to Go:

Go north on second east.  Keep going for about 20 miles until you reach the dunes.

 

Black Ice – Ice-skating in Rigby

Ice Skating in Rexburg Idaho

Hours:  Mon-Fri: 4:00pm – 10:00pm Sat: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Prices: $5 skating pass, $1 skate rental (detailed pricing info)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Black-Ice-Skating-155865294461015/

Where: Right by Squealers Fun Park in Rigby, ID.  See map below…

 

Build a Snowman, Ice Fort, or Snow Dragon

Snow Dragon in Porter Park

If you have a creative streak (even if you don’t) making a snowman or snow fort can be a lot of fun.   Rexburg generally has plenty of snow to go around.  The best times are when the snow is wet and sticky.  You won’t get very far when the snow is light and powdery.

Where: Porter Park is a good place, but anywhere will do.

Price: Nothing

 

Skiing at Kelly Canyon

Website: skikelly.com

Ticket Prices: between $26-40 (see detailed pricing)

Where: South of Rexburg about 40 minutes.  See map below…

 

Indoor Activities


Splatters Family Fun Center and Indoor Paintball

This is brand new!  This paintball and air-soft gun arena is where the Family Dollar used to be. There’s a paintball arena in the basement (for hard-core enthusiasts), and an air-soft arena upstairs which is ideal for kids (or casual players).  In addition to paintball and air-soft guns, they also feature nerf-gun rentals which is perfect for people who don’t relish the idea of potentially getting bruised by paintballs or plastic pellets.

Pricing: between $10-$15 (detailed pricing)

Hours:
Mon-Thu:
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri: 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Website: splatteryourfriends.com

Where: 157 N 2nd E, Rexburg, Idaho 83440

The Regional Rock Wall

Rock Wall Climbing at Regional Rock Wall in Rexburg

regional-rockwall

There’s lots of fun activities at the Regional Rock Wall including American Gladiator style jousting, sumo suits, indo boards, and of course, wall climbing.  It makes for a great date night or family activity.

Website: regionalrockwalls.com

Pricing: $6-$8 for day pass (detailed pricing)

Hours:
Mon-Thus: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm

Where: On the west side of town by the airport

Center Stage Performances at BYU-Idaho

The Sound of Music Marionettes - Center Stage BYU-Idaho

BYU-Idaho always has a great line-up of live performances, plays, and events.  This year has some truly unique experiences including a Chinese acrobatic circus, and professional marionette troope from Switzerland performing a marionette performance of the Sound of Music.

Website: http://www.byui.edu/center-stage

 

The Craze Fun Zone

Arcade in the Craze - Rexburg Idaho

The Craze Fun Zone has laser tag, black-light mini golf and an arcade.

Website: http://www.crazefunzone.com/

Pricing: $2-$6 (detailed pricing)

Where: 30 College Ave, Rexburg, ID 83440

Fat Cats

Fat Cats

Fat Cats has bowling, billiards, an arcade, and of course movies!  A great place to wear off the wintertime blues.

Website: rexburg.fatcatsfun.com

Where: 475 N 2nd E St, Rexburg, ID 83440

 

Teton Lanes

Not far from Fat Cats is Teton Lanes,  another great bowling alley.

Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 10:00am-11:00pm
Fri-Sat: 10:00am-12:00am

Website: facebook.com/TetonLanes/timeline

Where: 585 N 2nd E, Rexburg, Idaho 83440

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