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Idaho Falls

A January 2002 trip to Idaho Falls by momoftwo

Winter Scene Photo, Idaho Falls, Idaho More Photos
Quote: A great place to live, but also a nice place to visit. There are lots of festivals and activities that keep the locals entertained year-round, and we are only 1 1/2 hours from Jackson, Wyoming, and about 2 hours from Yellowstone.

Idaho Falls

Overview

Winter Scene Photo, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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The river that runs through town, with a great Greenbelt that goes around it. The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration on the 4th of July. The newly renovated Museum featuring Sue the Tyrannasaurus Rex, Feb-May 2003.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Bike or walk around the greenbelt. The rest of the town will require a car.

Red Lion Hotel on the Falls

Hotel | "Westcoast Hotel"

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Nothing beats a tower room at the Westcoast. This round structure cannot be missed if you are anywhere near the river. It rises seven stories all with balconies; you'll definitely want to ask for a room that overlooks the river.

In the winter all of the trees around the river are lit up and it is a beautiful sight. Rooms are spacious with a fridge. They don't have a pool, but they do have a weight room and a hot tub that is open 24 hours.

There is a restaurant that serves typical American cuisine downstairs.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 31, 2002

Red Lion Hotel on the Falls
475 River Parkway
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
(208) 523-8000

Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant | "Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant"

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By far the best authentic Mexican restaurant around. Their seafood dishes are amazing and, of course, the portions are hearty.

The decor is bright and friendly, and don't miss a trip to the bathrooms--they are amazing!

Jaliscos is kid-friendly and the wonderful staff is willing to go the extra distance for you.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2002

Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant
2107 East 17th Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
(208) 552-2021

Museum of Idaho

Attraction | "Bonneville Museum"

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Sue, the most complete T-Rex ever found, will be visiting the all-new Bonneville Museum for its grand opening February 8, 2003. In addition to Sue, there will be other dinosaur exhibits as well as the regular Bonneville Museum exhibits of local Idaho history.

They offer discount rates for groups, and for families on Monday nights.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2002

Museum of Idaho
200 North Eastern Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
(208) 522-1400

Tautphaus Park Zoo

Attraction

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See endangered snow leopards, tigers, African penguins, primates, giant tortoises, zebras, camels, flamingoes, and more. "Boo at the Zoo," held each Halloween, is a highlight for this zoo. Get there early so you don't miss out--I have seen the line wrap around the whole complex. The kids (and adults) come dressed in costume and "trick or treat" their way around the zoo. They always leave with a bag full of candy. In addition, there are face painting, crafts, costume and jack-o-lantern contests, and more. Visit Idaho Falls Zoo for all of the special days as well as other useful information. Open daily May through September, plus weeke...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 1, 2003

Tautphaus Park Zoo
West of S. Boulevard
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Street Fest

Attraction

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This street festival is usually held the third or fourth Saturday in June; check with the Chamber of Commerce (208/523-1010) at Idaho Falls Chamber. The entire downtown area between Broadway and F Street is turned into one big party place, with tons of local bands scattered around and playing all day long, and usually one headlining band at night. All of the events are free and sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Assoc.Almost every major restaurant in town sets up a booth with their special cuisine; our favorite is the crawdads and gumbo from BJ's Bayou.There is always a beer garden set up next to one of the main stages; we recommend...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 1, 2003

Street Fest
Downtown Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls, Idaho

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