Visit Southeast Idaho’s Most Popular Attractions

Make the most out of your travels in Southeast Idaho by attending area festivals, experiencing arts and cultural attractions, talking to the animals and exploring the great outdoors. 

Outdoors enthusiasts flock to outdoors adventure spots like Minnetonka Cave, St. Charles’ Bear Lake State Park, Saint Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho Falls, and Massacre Rocks State Park. After all that hiking, make a date for a soak at Lava Hot Springs.

The Museum of Idaho explores the natural environment and cultural history of the Intermountain West, with exhibits like “Lewis and Clark in Idaho” and “The Race for Atomic Power.” If you are interested in the visual arts, schedule a stop at the galleries of The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

Enjoy annual events like the Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival in Fort Hall, or attend theater, music, and dance performances at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello. Live productions are also on stage at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls. While you are there, take a guided walking tour of its historic downtown.

And if you are traveling with kids, don’t forget to schedule a stop to talk to the animals at Pocatello Zoo.

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Anyone searching for outdoor adventure will find it in the parks and dunes of Southeast Idaho. St. Charles is home to Bear Lake State Park, noted as the “Caribbean of the Rockies” due to its turquoise water. It is also set near Cache National Forest and Minnetonka Cave. You can hike up the dunes in Saint Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho Falls or go hiking and birding in Massacre Rocks State Park along Snake River.

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