Idaho Falls – Things to do with your Team

Named one of the “Best Places to Raise Kids” by Business Week in 2010, Idaho Falls is also one of the best places to travel to with your team. As a major hub to all of eastern Idaho and much of its neighboring state Wyoming, this unique city has it all, from its historic downtown to its lush greenbelt and the plenty of kid-friendly attractions in-between. If this is your team’s first time visiting Idaho Falls, get excited; you’re headed to a welcoming place where adventure definitely isn’t hard to find. Start planning you itinerary now to make sure that you and your team can explore all that Idaho Falls has to offer.


Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

With exhibits featuring wildlife from all corners of the globe, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped right into a jungle in the middle of Idaho at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. There you’ll find lions and lemurs from Africa; red pandas and snow leopards from Asia; flamingos and macaws from South America; and many more, all in one place for your team to visit at an affordable price. If you’re exploring the Idaho Falls Zoo with younger children, or are young at heart yourself, check out the Children’s Zoo farm yard. This quaint exhibit features exotic farm animals from around the world, including goats, donkeys, and yaks, as well as interactive playground called the “Eggceptional Eggsplorer’s Eggsperience” where kids can explore what it’s like to be a bird. Discounted admission rates are available children under the age of 12, as well as groups of 20 or more. On your way out, be sure to visit the gift shop to pick up fun memorabilia to commemorate your visit. 2725 Carnival Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Hell’s Half Acre

Idaho Falls - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsDon’t let the name fool you; Hell’s Half Acre is a must-see natural landmark on your trip to Idaho Falls that is much less frightening than its name would suggest. Your group can trek along one of many trails, each varying in length, across an otherworldly basaltic lava plain located on the Snake River Plain. While the site itself spans about 150 square miles, the trails range anywhere from 0.25 miles to 4.5 miles, making it possible for you and your team to visit this unique geological landscape without cutting into too much of your free time. Entrances to the trails are conveniently located near to the Hell’s Half Acre Rest Area, which features picnic tables with pavilions, vending machines, and rest rooms. If you’re visiting in late spring, a combination of blooming desert flowers, moss, and bright green lichens will provide a nice contrast to the miles of monochromatic landscape. I-15, Idaho Falls, ID


Melaleuca Field

Get your dose of small town Americana at a fun game of minor league baseball when you take the team to Melaleuca Field, home of the Idaho Falls Chukars. This recently-constructed stadium features a seating capacity of 3,400, eight luxury boxes, two concession stands, and a souvenir shop. Before or after the game, your group can head to one of the nearby restaurants in downtown Idaho Falls for a quick bite to eat. Dining options in the downtown area include family-friendly favorites such as Olive Garden, Sizzler, and Outback Steakhouse. 900 Jim Garchow Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Battle Zone

For an hour or two of frenzied, frantic entertainment, bring the group to Battle Zone. This indoor family fun center offers a variety of activities featuring giant inflatable courses and toys, ensuring that everyone’s experience at Battle Zone will be as safe as it is fun. If the weather outside is too warm for your team to be spending their free time indoors, don’t worry! Battle Zone has its own outdoor waterpark, also consisting of inflatable attractions that are the perfect solution for some fun in the sun. 2788 E 14 N, Ammon, ID 83401


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Museum of Idaho

Spark your team’s scientific curiosity at the Museum of Idaho, the area’s premier museum in providing nationally and internationally acclaimed exhibits. There your group can observe, experience, and interact with both traveling and permanent exhibits that are sure to spark everyone’s imagination. The museum is located in downtown Idaho Falls, alongside various dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Discounted admission rates are available for visitors 17 and under, making an already cost-effective activity even more affordable for your group’s budget. 200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Snake River Greenbelt

Your whole team is sure to enjoy an afternoon in the great outdoors along the Snake River Greenbelt. The greenbelt is one of Idaho Falls’ most beloved charms, located in the heart of the city next to the historic downtown area. This paved trail is approximately six miles around, offering fantastic views of a 22-foot-high waterfall that stretches over 600 feet wide. As you traverse the trail, you will go down Riverside Drive, through the south side of downtown Idaho Falls, past the War Veterans Memorial, and much more. There are also many places to sit down and take in the scenic views, including park benches, as well as grassy fields and sandy shores. Your group can bring a picnic lunch and dine surrounded by the greenbelt’s natural beauty, or you can head to some of the nearby restaurants along the river once everyone starts to get hungry. Idaho Falls City Center, Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Japanese Pavilion

Experience tranquility during your busy trip at the Japanese Pavilion, located in the midst of the greenbelt. Constructed as a part of the international Sister Cities Program, this pavilion is a peaceful hideaway along the Snake River. There you and your team can sit under the shade of the roof of the pavilion or on patches of grass next to the river to take a break from the hustle and bustle, as well as explore various features of the pavilion, including a moss garden, wooden walkways crossing over streams, stepping stones in the middle of an ornamental pond, and more. This attraction is a unique site where your team can experience the culture of Idaho Falls’ sister city, Toaki Mura, Japan, a world away in the middle of scenic Idaho Falls. The Friendship Garden, Idaho Falls, ID


Leo’s Place

Idaho Falls - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf your team is in the mood for food and fun, there’s no place better than Leo’s Place. Leo’s Place is a locally-owned restaurant and destination for all things fun for kids of all ages. The younger travelers in your group will have a fantastic time climbing all over the Playland jungle gym, riding children’s rides, testing their gaming skills in the arcade and the laser tag arena, and grooving to the music on Dance Dance Revolution. While the kids are occupied, occupy your taste buds with one of the many options on the menu at Leo’s Place. On the menu you’ll find a selection of kid-friendly fare, including pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches, as well as healthier, adult-oriented options, like salads. 155 S Holmes Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83401


Even though you’re traveling with the team, a trip to Idaho Falls will make it feel as if you never left home. Named one of the “Best Places to Raise Kids” for its affordability, safety, and family-friendly living conditions, you’ll all fall for Idaho Falls.