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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 »

The Sand Bar

The Sand Bar in St. Anthony is a little public park next to the river.  It’s called the Sand Bar because there’s  a strip of sand (that I assume was imported from the Sand Dunes) along the bank of the river.  There’s a diving board and a water slide, and best of all it’s free! Continue »

Beaver Dick Park

Just 5 miles outside of town is a free campground called Beaver Dick Park.  Beaver Dick Park is a popular gathering place among college students, for bon-fires, camping, and water sports. Facilities The park’s facilities include: fire pits, a children’s playground, volleyball nets, bathrooms, and a boat dock.  Its position next to the river makes Continue »

“R” Mountain

The famous ‘R’ Mountain (officially called the North Menan Butte) is just west of Rexburg, and can easily be seen from campus.  A popular hike among students, “R Mountain” also holds the title for the world’s largest tuff cones. Interesting fact:  The Menan Buttes were formed thousands of years ago, when a volcano erupted directly Continue »

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 »