Pocatello Idaho and Bannock County
From specialty shops to fine international cuisine, Historic Downtown Pocatello is a magnet for people looking for a unique, historic experience. The Historic Walking Tour features buildings listed on the National Historic Registry with the dates like 1892 and 1903, whose architecture is as beautiful today as when first built. These buildings are alive with antiques, sporting goods, books, bakeries, restaurants, art galleries and more. Pocket parks are scattered throughout the area, some with beautiful public art pieces and others with water fountains and benches. Events and entertainment includes outdoor summer concerts, haunted history tours and the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market featuring a variety of locally grown produce. There’s always something happening in the historic heart of Pocatello. Come shop, dine and play in Historic Downtown Pocatello today!
The Portneuf Greenway has nature filled trails at either end of the community and islands of green for ordinary pedestrians in the Historic Downtown area. It includes 13+ miles of walking and biking paths along the river in town. It is open to bikers with a courtesy eye out for runners and walkers. The Greenway provides a place for visitors and resident to ride bikes, hike, walk, jog, rollerblade, and for physically challenged people to exercise and experience the natural beauty of Pocatello Idaho.
Winter Snow brings ski enthusiasts out of the woodwork in the Pocatello area. And it’s no wonder considering that there are five groomed Cross Country Ski Trails and Pebble Creek Ski Area just minutes away.
Bannock County grooms over 250 miles of snowmobile trails in Bannock, Power and Caribou counties. The two main areas are Scout Mountain-Mink Creek area and the Inman-Pebble-Toponce area. Snowmobile Maps.
The Bannock County Event Center hosts several Rip Roaring Rodeos each year! The Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre hosts great concerts during the summer. The Portneuf Wellness Complex offers a fishing and recreation pond and physical fitness fields.
Pocatello Area Recreation
Open year round. The theme, purpose, and value of the museum is to sell the public on the value of clean. Cleaning efforts over the centuries will be chronicled through displays, demonstrations, and even dramatized in a cleaning melodrama. Items dating back more than 2000 years, along with an amazing…View more
The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel & Event Center welcomes guests to Southern Idaho’s newest destination adjacent to the popular Fort Hall Casino. Deluxe accommodations include the luxurious Cedar Spa, delicious dining at the Camas Sports Grill and 15,000 square feet of Event Center meeting space.View more
A Shoshone Indian Chief who gained national notoriety during the struggle between white emigrants and Native Americans. When he died in 1884, he was buried in a deep spring in Idaho along with his clothing, guns, knives and hunting equipment. The city of Pocatello is named in his honor and erected his statue at the Pocatello Visitor's Center.View more
Open year round. The Bannock County Historical Museum houses exhibits, objects, and records relating to Bannock County and Pocatello's history. Exhibit themes include railroad history, early medical practices, general store, the military, Victorian era parlor and Shoshone-Bannock Indian artifacts. It sits adjacent to the Fort Hall Replica and the zoo in…View more
Trails in the City Creek Management Area cover all possible ability levels. Bikers ride from march to November. Runners and hikers hit the trails year round. Beginners can cruise rim trail, bench and bail for a warm up to the terrain. 52 miles of single track and 3 motorized routes across…View more
The East Mink Creek Cross Country Center has extremely high quality trails that had a major renovation in 2012. The core trails were widened and smoothed with a road grader. it hosts approximately 20k of groomed skate and classic ski trails, as well as separate snowshoe trails and a sledding…View more
Open year round. Visitors will discover dinosaurs, ice-age mammals, how to live off the land, and more. They can also experience science hands-on in the Discovery Room! See fossils of animals that used to live right here in Idaho, including whorl tooth sharks and dinosaurs! Children will get excited about…View more
Escape Rooms/Puzzle Room. Find your way through the laser maze, or select one of our interactive puzzles at Puzzle Me. Full Xbox arcade with top of the line gaming chairs. The center court has an arcade, billiards, interactive floors, and a carnival game center at the Pine Ridge Mall.View more
The hills and mountains around Pocatello Idaho are covered with mountain bike trails. Terrain ranges from mild jeep roads to technical single tracks for abilities of all levels. Trails include Trail Creek & Howard Mountain Area, City Creek, Kinport Mountain, and Cusick Creek, Slate Mountain, Valve House, Corral Creek, Porcelain…View more
Redpoint Public Lands Campground has 10 developed campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. The campground has boat ramps and docks, vaulted toilets, and fee station. Overnight camping fee. There is not an online reservation system for the campsites. This is a first-come, first-served campground that is usually full on weekends. Camp…View more
Fort Hall is a replica of the historic facility that served pioneer travelers along the Oregon Trail. Enter the massive wooden gates and wander through the Company Hall, Frontier Room, Indian Room, Factor's Quarter, Blacksmith and Carpenter's Room. This replica of the stockade trading post tells the story of one…View more
This district is architecturally and historically significant and is one of the regions most diverse and well-preserved urban street scapes. A variety of architectural styles are represented in the district, including Gothic Revival, Romanesque Revival, Sullivanesque and Art Deco, as well as many adaptations of early 20th-century commercial styles with classical…View more