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Eastern Idaho has over 1800 miles of groomed trails, numerous off-load areas and quaint warming huts, as well as endless breathtaking open ridges, meadows, scenery, and wildlife. Learn More

Cultural Attractions

Savor the history of Eastern Idaho by visiting area museums. Learn how TV was invented. Examine the effects of the devastating Teton Flood of 1976. Cower beneath a life sized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus. Explore the world of the late Cretaceous Period, filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles, and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived.

The museums of Eastern Idaho let you do all this and more. The popular Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls, frequently hosts world famous traveling exhibitions. Come explore history.

Idaho Potato Museum

  • 130 NW Main St., Blackfoot
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The Idaho Potato Museum is a unique museum which appropriately showcases Idaho’s Famous Potatoes®. Located in the old Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot you’ll discover the world of potatoes. The rich graphics showcasing the history of the potato will lead you through the revolution of the potato industry. From the original potato planted in Idaho, to the largest potato crisp made by the Pringle’s Company in Jackson, TN.

Idaho Art Lab

  • 2355 S Yellowstone Ave, St. Anthony
  • (208) 932-0893
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The Idaho Art Lab promotes the visual arts and provides opportunities to people of any age, ability or economic status to engage in the arts by offering art education programs, gallery exhibits & a gathering place for residents to be involved in the arts as part of their daily life.

Yellowstone Bear World

  • PO Box 160, Rexburg
  • 208-359-9688

Yellowstone Bear World is located about 5 miles south of Rexburg just off Highway 20. Bear World takes a nostalgic look back to when black and grizzly bears roamed free in Yellowstone National Park. Bear World is a unique drivethrough park where you can watch the wildlife in their own habitats in your own vehicle. Yellowstone Bear World is open from mid May to mid October, seven days a week. Rates vary, and full vehicles receive discounts.

Ashton Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 714 Main St., Ashton
  • 208-522-0471
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Known as the "World's Largest Seed Producing Area", Ashton has much more to offer both travelers and residents alike. Within easy driving distance to world-renowned attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Mesa Falls and Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Ashton welcomes nearly two million visitors each year as they travel through our area.

Mesa Falls Marathon

  • PO Box 548, Ashton
  • 208-652-7771
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Mountain River Ranch

  • 77 N. 5050 E., Ririe
  • Other Attractions
  • 208-538-7337
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Whether visiting in the summer or winter, lots of family fun can be found at Mountain River Ranch! Join us for sleigh/wagon ride dinner shows, camping, trout pond fishing. Family owned and operated since 1985, Mountain River Ranch is the place for great food, fun and hospitality! Whether you live locally and are looking for a day of fun or are coming from faraway places for a family vacation you have come to the right place. We are located a short drive from Yellowstone National Park as well as Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Nestled on the banks of the Snake River in Eastern Idaho, the scenery at Mountain River Ranch is incredible. Join us for endless amounts of fun!

Museum of Idaho

  • 200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls
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  • (208) 522-1400
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Idaho Falls Arts Council

  • 498 A Street, Idaho Falls
  • (208) 522-0471
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The Butterfly Haven

  • 1462 West 200 South, Pingree
  • 208-684-3702
The Butterfly Haven is Idaho’s largest butterfly house. You can come enjoy the beauty of many different species of butterflies, plants and birds at The Butterfly House. Showcasing many different species found here in Idaho.  You can walk thru the indoor botanical garden featuring a waterfall and an old hand pump or sit for a spell and watch as the butterflies flutter around you. Some of the Butterflies you may see while you visit are include Red Admiral, Morning Cloak, Anise Swallowtail Swallowtail, Monarch, Vice Rois, Buck Eyes, Common Alpine and Milbert’s Tortoiseshell. 

Spencer Opal Mines

  • 27 Opal Ave., Spencer
  • Other Attractions
  • (208) 374-5476
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Horizon Traveler Group

  • 315 E. Romans Court, Midvale
  • (801) 809-0019
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Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

  • 300 South Capital Ave., Idaho Falls
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  • (208) 524-7777
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Eastern Idaho's only art museum regularly exhibiting contemporary and family friendly art. Museum Hours Tuesday - Saturday,11 am - 5 pm; Thursday, 11 am - 8 pm. Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $3, Youth (6-18 yrs) $2, College student w/ID $2, Children 5 & under Free, Family $10.

Artitorium

  • 271 Broadway, Idaho Falls
  • Other Attractions
  • 208-522-0471

Bear Gulch/Mesa Falls

  • Park or Scenic Area
  • 208-558-7301

BYU Idaho Planetarium

  • 525 South Center St., Rexburg
  • Planetarium
  • 208-496-3838