Local Information

Local Information

Idaho Falls is a clean and prosperous community with friendly residents. Idaho Falls is situated on the valley floor astride the Snake River at an elevation of 4,744 feet and is the county seat of Bonneville County. Idaho Falls lies 50 miles north of Pocatello and 100 miles from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It is one of Eastern Idaho's regional centers for shopping, medical care, education, and cultural awareness. There are superb opportunities for recreational activity in the nearby moutains. Wildlife is abundant in this area; you can catch sight of deer, elk and many other animals among the golden leaves of the aspen trees and the forest of pines that inhabit this wonderland of nature.

Popular Idaho Falls Restaraunts include Applebees, Chilis Grill & Bar, Outback Steackhouse, Olive Garden, Winger's Diner, Johnny Carinos Italian Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Friday's, Garcias Mexican Restaurant, Aussie Eats, Bajio, Sizzler, Chuck-A-Rama Buffet, Fazolis Italian Restaurant, Mongolian Grill, Gandolfos, Schlotzky's Deli, Jakers Restaurant. For a complete listing of restaurants, please refer to our local yellow pages by clicking here.

Churches in the Idaho Falls area include Christ the King Church, Holy Rosary Church, First Christian Church, Living Water's Christian Church, Alliance Covenant Church, Church of Christ,Community Church of God in Christ, New Hope Temple C O G I C, St. John Lutheran Church, Hope Lutheran Church & School, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Like Episcopal Church, Shiloh Foursquare Church, New Jehovah's Witness Church. Trinity United Methodist Church, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, First Church of the Nazarene, Living Faith Fellowship, Mountainview Christian Center, Conerstone Pentecostal Church, New Life Family Worship Center, First Presbyterian Church, New Geneva Othodox Presbyterian Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Unitarian Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For a complete listing of churches, please refer to our local yellow pages by clicking here.

Golf--Four golf courses are located within minutes of Idaho Falls. Southeast of the city is 18 hole Sandcreek Golf Course, one of three maintained by the city of Idaho Falls. Pinecrest Golf Course, and the brand new Sage Lakes Golf Course round out the three public 18 hole courses in the area. Six other courses can be found within a 50 mile drive of Idaho Falls...more info

Hunting--Eastern Idaho has plenty of room for hunters and permits are easily available. Varieties range for trophy elk, mule deer, and antelope to bear, moose,. upland game birds, and waterfowl. Hunter congestion is rare...more info

Skiing--The upper elevations of Eastern Idaho are buried deep in snow in the winter months. Close by Alpine Ski area include: Kelly Canyon, Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole...more info

Swimming--The Idaho Falls Aquatic Center is a modern indoor public facility probdiding residents with a place to play in the water. The "Z" shaped pool holds 285,000 gallons of water, and there are two hot pools..just the place to take swimming lessons, fitness classes, or just relax and paddle about...more info

Fishing--Easter Idaho's Fly fishing is incomparable. "The Henry's Fork is the premier dry fly fishing stream in the entire world," says John Rnadolph, editor of Fly Fishing Magazine. Both Henry's Fork and the South Fork of the Snake River offer unparalleled opportunities for fishing and the tributaries and reservoirs produce excellent rainbow, eastern brook, brown and cuttthroat trout, kokanee salmon and whitefish. Eastern Idaho is quickly becoming a central destination for western fly fishing and fly fishing enthusiasts....more info.

Hiking--An extensive trail system is available throught the region for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding...more info.

Snow Mobiling--An extensive network of groomed snowmobile trail is maintained throughout Eastern Idaho. This play ground includes both public and private lands...more info.


Camping--Whether it's by the Snake River, or by one of Idaho's wonderful lakes, camping is a recreational activity that the entire family can enjoy. Take your backpacks, your mountain bikes, and enjoy the fresh air, silent days and nights, and see more stars than you can imagine in the beatiful Idaho mountains...more info.

White water--The Middle fork of the Salmon River remains Idaho's most famous stretch of river. This river is now federally protected as a "wild and scenic" river....more info.