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 »

Museum of Idaho

The Museum of Idaho has world class, rotating exhibits.  Past exhibits have included Egyptian Pharaohs , dinosaurs, and artifacts from the Titanic. The main exhibit changes every 6 months. There is also a local section of the museum that shows local history, and artifacts from the early days of the area, as well as a Continue »

Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

Just south of the historic downtown area, is the Art museum of Eastern Idaho.  The museum features local artists, as well as rotating exhibits. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for youth (6-18). Prices: Adults:$4.00; Youth: $2.00; Children (under 5): Free Hours: Tuesday – Saturday:  11am to 5pm TheArtMuseum.org How to get there: 1. 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 »

Rigby Lake

Offically named Jefferson County Lake (the name was changed recently, but most people still call it Rigby Lake) is a popular place to go swimming and boating.  Admission is $5 per vehicle, so load your friends in your car, split the cost, and you can enjoy a day at the lake for about a dollar. Continue »

Heise Hot Springs

The Heise Hot Springs has a pool, golf course and campground. The 92 degree pool has a 350-foot water slide. There is also a 105 degree mineral pool.   Admission is $9.00  per person and the water slide is an extra charge (see price list below for details). Hours BIG POOL- (Summer only) Monday to Saturday Continue »

Funland (in Tautphas Park)

Next to the Zoo in Tautphas Park is a tiny amusement park, open sporadically throughout the summer.  It features a ferris wheel, and other smaller rides.  There is  also a concession stand that sells hamburgers, hotdogs etc. Probably too small to be a destination in itself, Funland nevertheless, is a fun addition if you’re visiting  Continue »

Tautphaus Zoo

Tautphaus Zoo (Pronounced Tut-fass)  is open April 1  through the end of October.  It’s a great little zoo, and is home for over 100 different kinds of animals.  It’s not a huge zoo, but it’s a worthwhile trip, and makes for a good out-of-the-box date or outing with friends. Admission is $7.25 (for adults) and Continue »