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You can follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or visit the battlegrounds of the Nez Pierce Indians while taking one of Eastern Idaho's incredible scenic drives. Learn More

Leisure and Nature Activities

The trip to East Idaho is more than a scenic drive. From the Idaho Falls Greenbelt to the scenic Teton Valley to St. Anthony's Sand Dunes, there really is a wide variety of different adventures to choose from. The gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, the Yellowtstone to Teton Corridor offers visitors with incomparable side destinations in the area. Less crowds, more animals, off roading, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, bird watching, swimming...the list continues on with music and art festivals, home cooking and of course something for every age. 
 
Little bits of history speckle the upper Snake River so make the stop to learn more about the area with visits to the Teton Flood Museum, the Idaho Potato Museum, and the Museum of Idaho. As part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, the YTT corridor offers some of the most breathtaking opportunties to observe wild lfe. Early morning in the summer echo of Sand Hill Cranes looking for breakfast. Moose regulalry pass through the fields.
 
Some ideal spots to observe wildlife include Swan Valley, Mud Lake, any of the gulches through out the Big Holes, Snake River and Teton mountain ranges. For area maps click here.
 
Be sure to visit the websites for the Geo Tourism Center in downtown Driggs, Bear World in Rexburg, the Butterfly Sanctuary and the Idaho Falls Zoo for hours and programming. 

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Additional Activity Ideas

You can go on breathtaking scenic drives, experience enjoyable, historic, and scenic byways, escape to a bed and breakfast; or take a bus or walking tour.

Enjoy a night at the movies, learn at a planetarium, visit a brewery, or take in the view from a hot air balloon or a hang glider. You can take time to indulge in a relaxing massage and a dreamy day spa.

Finding a cultural event within Eastern Idaho is easy and fun. There are many options, for both day or night, to engulf yourself in fine art, music and dance. The art shows, stage performances, and concerts are superb and affordable. Every cultural event is produced with a goal in mind: entertain and educate while preserving America's varied peoples and traditions.

Information on public cultural events can be found by contacting the Idaho Falls Art Council. Many events are conveniently held at the Willard's Art Center & Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls and on the Brigham Young University-Idaho Campus.

Social gatherings and activities are an important part of Eastern Idaho communities. Every fourth of July you can find gatherings for parades, fireworks, picnics in city parks, and other fun activities, but social gatherings do not begin or end on July 4th. Churches are conveniently located in the communities and offer the congregations and public a place to gather, socialize and participate in activities for strengthening the community. Other activities and opportunities include dance clubs, retreats for business, and great places to hold a wedding or family reunion.

The wonders of nature await you in Eastern Idaho. The lush, vibrant landscape has amazing geological interests. Once you have seen all the geological formations, you can experience the wildlife that makes this portion of Idaho a must-visit for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and families on vacation.

There are many ways to enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature. You can spend a day at the zoo, explore a wildlife park, enjoy a natural forest, or even go caving in the Civil Defense Caves.