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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Family friendly and neat seasonal exhibits! They also have monthly “adult” nights with wine/beer and some sort of game (ie- trivia, scavenger hunts, etc) ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a cash only establishment but my favorite place to go for great food at a good price. American bistro dishes, including steaks & seafood, in an airy, casual space with a bar. This place is hard to beat.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a fun little zoo especially for kids. It’s not so long that they get bored!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Idaho Falls Zoo, Museum of Idaho, the snake river, Hise Hot Springs, Kelly Canyon ski area, West Yellowstone, Jackson Wy. Old Faithful west yellow stone national park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Half a block away from house. Next to River and City Park. Small Art Museum with works from local artists.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Mellow watering hole featuring Irish & American eats & live music nights in a convivial atmosphere. Tuesday is 1.50 Pint of the Day - Always a rotating microbrew or import. Wednesday is 1$ off Microbrew & Import Beers, Thursday is Ladies Night $1 off wines and well drinks $4 cocktails: sex on the beach, jameson cherry sour, lemon drop martini, plum cosmo, chata colada.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Best unique breakfast in town! Get there early... there’s often a wait on the weekends! Be bold. Their best menu items are the unusual ones!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Interactive arts center for kids. Fun green screen, turbo twister slide, virtual creation stations. A very short walk away.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Smitty’s is that traditional pancake house locals have been going to since childhood. Breakfast is served all day. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Just across the river. Some people like to make an online order and just pick up. They also have doorstep delivery.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Ride or bike around the greenbelt. See ducks & ducklings, geese & goslings in late spring and early summer. Enjoy a stop at the Idaho Falls and Japanese Gardens or sit with the birds along the river in the grass under a shade tree. Go fishing if you like also! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Colonial Theater is home to the Idaho Falls Arts Council. Check the schedule for shows and performances throughout the year. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Local Brewery offering Pints and Growlers within walking distance from house. Nice Indoor and Outdoor Seating. I consider their beers some of the best. I especially like their Scotch Ale.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“City Bagels is not just bagels- but also a nice place to grab coffee, a specialty dessert, bagel sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. Open on Sunday too! Several gluten-free options. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food but an even better experience. Belly up to the Hibachi grill for the best experience.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Healthy and tasty week day lunch, with weekend dinner options. It’s a 3-5 minute drive from the Air BnB, or about a 6 block walk. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a cash only establishment but my favorite place to go for great food at a good price. American bistro dishes, including steaks & seafood, in an airy, casual space with a bar. This place is hard to beat.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Mellow watering hole featuring Irish & American eats & live music nights in a convivial atmosphere. Tuesday is 1.50 Pint of the Day - Always a rotating microbrew or import. Wednesday is 1$ off Microbrew & Import Beers, Thursday is Ladies Night $1 off wines and well drinks $4 cocktails: sex on the beach, jameson cherry sour, lemon drop martini, plum cosmo, chata colada.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best unique breakfast in town! Get there early... there’s often a wait on the weekends! Be bold. Their best menu items are the unusual ones!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Smitty’s is that traditional pancake house locals have been going to since childhood. Breakfast is served all day. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food but an even better experience. Belly up to the Hibachi grill for the best experience.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Ok, this place is a little pricy but you get what you pay for in my opinion. Wonderful brunch, great big salad bar, and fantastic entres make Jaker's a fun place to splurge a little. They have seafood, steak, and other food fares to tempt you. Make sure you get some of their yummy scones.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular authentic family-run Mexican restaurant. Not within easy walking or driving distance however.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Funky vibe, local favorite! The Sunday Bloody Mary bar has an army of pickled things to make your brunch the best in Idaho Falls. Excellent brew pub food dinner menu, too. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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