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Summer Bucket List

Published online: Jun 03, 2024 Family Fun Guide
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Visiting the Idaho Falls Zoo

The “Best Little Zoo in the West” is home to over 300 animals, representing 130 different species from all over the globe. Our local zoo has many exciting exhibits including African Penguins, the Giant Aldabra Tortoise display, a children’s zoo and a bi-level otter tank. Located on the western side of Tautphaus Park, the Idaho Falls Zoo will take you on an adventure around the globe.

2725 Carnival Way

208-612-8552 |

Exploring the East Idaho Aquarium

Everything from sharks, sloths and interactive displays can be found at our local aquarium. Spend a few hours with the fish and other species to learn everything there is to know about local and distant wildlife and be sure to check out the interactive displays, home to starfish and stingrays.

570 E Anderson St.

208-569-2996 |

Cheering on the Idaho Falls Chukars

There aren't many things that compare to a pro baseball game, a basket of chili fries and a refreshing drink at our beloved hometown ballpark during the summer. The Idaho Falls Chukars make their home at the Melaleuca Field where you can catch them in action from June to September.

568 W Elva St.

208-522-8363 |

Taking a Trip to the Museum of Idaho

The Museum of Idaho is a local favorite for a reason. This museum features a “Way Out West” exhibit, covering the complete history of Idaho Falls and the surrounding area, interactive displays, an art gallery, a rotating exhibit, a replica of a 1900 town and other special artifacts. MOI is the perfect destination for a fun and educational filled summer day.

200 N Eastern Ave.

208-522-1400 |

Movie Night at the Motor Vu

From classical films to adventures to animations under the night stars, a movie at the Motor Vu Drive-in is a must-add to your summer bucket list. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, the theater streams double features, offering families, friends and couples a variety of cinema entertainment.

2095 North Yellowstone Hwy.

208-589-2310 |

Ice Cream Date at Reed’s Dairy

What’s better than an ice cream date in summer? Reed’s Dairy is a must-add to your summer bucket list if you haven’t already had some of their award-winning ice cream. From huckleberry cheesecake to rocky road, Reed’s has so many yummy flavors to pick from and to enjoy on a hot summer day.

2660 W Broadway St.

208-522-0123 |

Summer Splash

Local water parks to add to your summer bucket list

Rexburg Rapids

The Rexburg Rapids Water Park offers endless fun. From fast water slides to the lazy river to the large water playground that dumps a big bucket of water on you every 15 minutes, this water park has it all.

208-372-2490 |

Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Located in the center of Ross Park, the Ross Park Aquatic Complex features a large pool, lazy river and a concessions stand nearby. This water complex is the perfect place to join the community in having a fun summer day. All ages are welcome.

208-234-0472 |

Heise Hot Springs

Heise Hot Springs features its famous hot pool but in the summer, the 350-feet water slide is all the rage. With several pools at different temperatures, Heise can accommodate everyone in your group for a relaxing day. Make sure to check out the iconic Heise Pizza Parlor around the block.

208-538-7312 |

Lava’s Olympic Swimming Pool & Indoor Aquatic Center Water Park

As the motto goes, ‘Swim, Dive and Slide’ at the Lava Hot Springs Olympic Swimming Complex. This water park features an olympic-sized swimming pool, an indoor aquatic center, water slides, a diving platform and the Portneuf Kiddie Cove—a space designated for toddlers to tweens to safely enjoy the water.

208-776-5221 |


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