Posted by: RasmaSandra | February 5, 2022

Idaho Falls By the Snake River

Our armchair travels across the US have taken us to the northwestern state of Idaho with mountainous landscapes, protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas.

Our first stop is Idaho Falls hugging the Snake River.

Visiting the city you’ll enjoy taking the River Walk and seeing the spectacular views all around. The path is enjoyed by strollers, runners, and cyclists. The River Walk connects with many of the top attractions and natural spaces.

The Museum of Idaho has more than 25,000 artifacts and specimens that relate to history, biology, and the cultural importance of the state. The museum is known for its rotating exhibits and in-depth information on display. It hosts a variety of events for both children and adults.

Tautphaus Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in the city. There are plenty of trees and lots of green space. Here you can find baseball diamonds and a picnic shelter. On-site is also the Funland Amusement Park with waterslides and miniature carnival rides.

The highlight of the park is the Idaho Falls Zoo which has animals from all around the world. Among the popular exhibits are lions, snow leopards, and penguins.

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho features five galleries and an interactive art area for children. There are also special events and classes.

Russ Freeman Park is located on the north side of the city adjacent to the Snake River. The park has hiking trails, lots of green space and access to the Snake River. There is an 18-hole disc golf course in the park as well as baseball fields, horseshoe pits, and a band shelter. Visit the Vietnam Memorial.

The Civic Auditorium of Idaho Falls has hosted concerts by such popular artists as Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash. It opened in 1952 and is the central spot for Idaho Falls culture. The center hosts Broadway musicals, touring performances, and civic events.

Idaho Falls is home to one of the largest eagle monuments in the country. It is accessible via the River Walk. The huge statue depicts two eagles tending to their roost on top of a native Idaho rock with a mountain lion nearby. The memorial is called Giant Eagle Waterfall Nest or Eagle Rock Fountain but the artist, Vic Payne title his work The Protector.

The East Idaho Aquarium is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2013. It offers hands-on exhibits and displays that relate to aquatic and non-aquatic ecosystems. Among the permanent exhibits are a shark tank, bird-feeding stations, and freshwater life on display. There is the opportunity to feed and touch animals like stingrays, bearded dragons, and giant river fish.

Grand Teton National Park is located less than a two-hour drive from Idaho Falls. The park has glacier-fed lakes, alpine valleys, and the towering Teton Range. There is an abundance of wildlife like moose, bears, and marmots. There are many hiking trails to choose from and the park offers great campgrounds. It is minutes away from the valley of Jackson Hole including the resort town of Jackson and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Yellowstone National Park was the first designated national park in the country. Its west entrance can be reached from Idaho Falls in less than a two-hour drive.

The park has great campgrounds like the Madison Campground.

It has some of the best hiking trails in the area including the Upper Geyser Basin Boardwalk showcasing Old Faithful and hot springs, and geysers.

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  1. It’s said: ” A picture is worth 1000 words.” These pictures and your words sketch a priceless painting. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Thank you I always try to find the best photos to take people on a tour of all kinds of interesting places.

  2. The photos are amazing. Thank you.

    • Glad you enjoyed the tour, Not my own photos but I always try to get the best I can,

      • You did well dear Rasma. I love photos. I have thousands photos of Big Sur and the California coastlines.

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