Idaho Falls is well-known for the unrivaled access it provides to the great outdoors. The Idaho Falls River Walk is a popular pedestrian corridor where visitors can enjoy the region’s unique culture and history at The Art Museum, the Museum of Idaho, and the Japanese Friendship Garden at Sportsman Park.  

There are many family-friendly fun things to do in Idaho Falls. Here is a list of seven must-visit attractions in Idaho Falls.

1. Idaho Falls River Walk & Greenbelt 

The scenic Snake River surrounds Idaho Falls River Walk and Greenbelt. It offers spectacular scenery and is a popular spot for cyclists, runners, strollers, and community members. 

2. Museum of Idaho

The Museum of Idaho features over 25,000 historical artifacts and specimens. The museum sees over 100,000 visitors a year. It’s well known for its rotating exhibits. The museum hosts various events for children and an ‘After-Dark’ series for adults.

3. Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

Tautphaus Park, one of the oldest and largest parks in Idaho Falls, is popular among families. Abundant trees and green space surround the park. You will also find baseball diamonds, picnic shelters, waterslides, and carnival rides. It hosts animals like lions, snow leopards, and penguins.

4. Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a popular destination because of its natural hot water springs, fumaroles, and growing bison herds. The west entrance is less than a two-hour drive from Idaho Falls. 

5. Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho has been a cultural epicenter in Idaho Falls for over a decade. It features five galleries and a children’s interactive art area. Community members can check out the Art Museum every first Saturday of the month at a low price. The museum also hosts painting classes and poetry slams.

6. Russ Freeman Park

Russ Freeman Park is an exceptional destination for people who enjoy the outdoors. It features hiking trails, green space, and access to the Snake River. Its 18-hole disc golf course is famous for regularly hosting local and regional players. The Vietnam Memorial at Russ Freeman is also worth a visit.

7. Sportsman Park

Sportsman Park is a small island surrounded by the Snake River. It features the fantastic Japanese Friendship Garden, which commemorates the city’s relationship with its sister city Tokai-Mura. The highlight of Japanese Garden highlights is the traditional Japanese garden gate that beautifully blends in with the Snake River backdrop. People can book its beautiful decks and viewing platforms for special occasions.

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