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Best things to do in Idaho Falls

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“Family friendly and neat seasonal exhibits! They also have monthly “adult” nights with wine/beer and some sort of game (ie- trivia, scavenger hunts, etc) ”
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Restaurant
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“Quintessential Idaho Falls restaurant. They are famous for their burgers, waffle fries, and fry sauce. ”
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Zoo
“This is a fantastic little zoo. The surrounding area has a carnival style can you submit area during the summer. You will also find a great skate park, big playground, and lovely area to take a walk in. The ice-skating rink is right across from the zoo entrance as well.”
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Cinema
“Idaho Falls Zoo, Museum of Idaho, the snake river, Hise Hot Springs, Kelly Canyon ski area, West Yellowstone, Jackson Wy. Old Faithful west yellow stone national park. ”
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Art Museum
“The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) has championed the visual arts since 2002 through innovative and stimulating exhibits and its focus on educational art programs. Located on the greenbelt walkway overlooking the Snake River in Idaho Falls, TAM is home to five galleries, a children’s interactive art learning area, an art classroom/workshop area and an eclectic gift shop. As the only art museum in eastern Idaho, TAM serves as a cultural gathering place where individuals of all ages and abilities gain confidence and independence in the creative process through exploration and self-expression.”
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Museum
“Interactive arts center for kids. Fun green screen, turbo twister slide, virtual creation stations. A very short walk away.”
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Route
“Ride or bike around the greenbelt. See ducks & ducklings, geese & goslings in late spring and early summer. Enjoy a stop at the Idaho Falls and Japanese Gardens or sit with the birds along the river in the grass under a shade tree. Go fishing if you like also! ”
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Bar
“More than just a pub. Great dinner menu, and better cocktails. They often have live music here.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Best unique breakfast in town! Get there early... there’s often a wait on the weekends! Be bold. Their best menu items are the unusual ones!”
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Department Store
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“Just across the river. Some people like to make an online order and just pick up. They also have doorstep delivery.”
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Restaurant
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“Just for breakfast. It's been here forever and it's a favorite with locals.”
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Point of Interest
“The Colonial Theater is home to the Idaho Falls Arts Council. Check the schedule for shows and performances throughout the year. ”
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Shopping Centre
“This mall has Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenny, Sears, Barnes and Noble, just to name a few. Next door are Best Buy, Ross, JoAnn Fabrics and many other stores and restaurants along 25th!”
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Store
“Healthy and tasty week day lunch, with weekend dinner options. It’s a 3-5 minute drive from the Air BnB, or about a 6 block walk. ”
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Food
“My favorite brewery in town. Lovely summer patio and frequent live music. Make sure you take cash!!”
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Café
“This is a recent addition to the downtown scene and we love it! It is the perfect place to go as a family in the morning. Our boys love browsing the pastry displays and the bagels are super yummy! They also have a great selection of coffee and hot chocolates.”
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