Idaho Falls is home to numerous restaurants, shops, hotels and motels, convention accommodations, recreation opportunities and cultural activities. The city also has an expanding, successful business community and strives to coordinate economic development for further growth.
Idaho Falls Regional Airport is nearby, as is Interstate 15. Idaho Falls also offers proximity to several famous attractions, such as EBR-1, the world's first nuclear plant; Sun Valley, the first ski resort in the US; national parks and other recreational facilities; and the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway.
The city itself also has numerous fantastic attractions. The Tautphaus Park Zoo – a participant in the Species Survival Plan for snow leopards, lemurs, tigers, tamarins, Debrazza guenons and African penguins – is a world-class zoo that children and adults alike will be sure to enjoy. If you are looking for a little culture, the Willard Arts Center and Colonial Theater offers quality theater productions. There are also numerous art galleries downtown and several museums, such as the recently expanded Bonneville Museum.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy four golf courses, including Sandcreek Golf Course, Pinecrest Golf Course, the brand new Sage Lakes Golf Course, and Idaho Falls Country Club. There is an extensive trail system winding throughout the region for those who enjoy horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. According to John Randolph, editor of Fly Fishing Magazine, Henry's Fork – the northern fork of the Snake River – "is the premier dry fly fishing stream in the entire world." Idaho Falls also offers many campgrounds and opportunities to view and photograph wildlife, such as the largest population of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states, moose, elk, bears, otters and even mountain goats.
Public-school students in Idaho Falls are lucky enough to attend schools within District 91. The district includes 14 elementary, three junior high and two high schools, as well as an alternative school. The Eastern Idaho Professional-Technical High School program allows students to attend technical and college-prep courses – such as Drafting, Culinary Arts and Health Professions – at whichever participating school offers them. Five school districts and one technical college participate in the unique EIP-THS program.
With unparalleled wild beauty, a friendly community and an excellent quality of life, Idaho Falls provides a perfect home for new residents.
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