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.
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
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.
When: Sat. Jan 30, 2015
Where: Main Street in Driggs, Idaho
Sledding at the Sand Dunes
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
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4:00pm – 10:00pm Sat: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Prices: $5 skating pass, $1 skate rental (detailed pricing info)
Where: Right by Squealers Fun Park in Rigby, ID. See map below…
Build a Snowman, Ice Fort, or Snow Dragon
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.
Skiing at Kelly Canyon
Ticket Prices: between $26-40 (see detailed pricing)
Where: South of Rexburg about 40 minutes. See map below…
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)
Mon-Thu: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri: 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: 157 N 2nd E, Rexburg, Idaho 83440
The Regional Rock Wall
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.
Pricing: $6-$8 for day pass (detailed pricing)
Friday: 6:00pm 11:00pm
Where: On the west side of town by the airport
Center Stage Performances at 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.
The Craze Fun Zone
The Craze Fun Zone has laser tag, black-light mini golf and an arcade.
Pricing: $2-$6 (detailed pricing)
Where: 30 College Ave, Rexburg, ID 83440
Fat Cats has bowling, billiards, an arcade, and of course movies! A great place to wear off the wintertime blues.
Where: 475 N 2nd E St, Rexburg, ID 83440
Not far from Fat Cats is Teton Lanes, another great bowling alley.
Where: 585 N 2nd E, Rexburg, Idaho 83440
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