Introduction to Idaho Falls, Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville county, is located 446 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of approximately 50,730.
Idaho Falls History
Idaho Falls was the site of Taylor's Crossing. This was a timber frame bridge that was constructed across the Snake River. The town that emerged at this site was originally named as Eagle Rock, after the rock island in the river. This was the nesting place for many eagles. This little town at the wooden bridge flaunted regular train service. Thus, it became the site for railroad's buildings and shops. The town became Idaho Falls in 1891. The city was named after the rapids that were present below the bridge.
Idaho Falls and nearby Attractions
- Skyline Shopping Center
- Anares Park
- Rhinehart Park
- Eagle Rock Art Museum
- Funland Amusement Park
Things To Do In Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls has several parks and playgrounds including the Curley Park, Central Park, Rhinehart Park, and Highland Park. Shopping is great fun at the Grand Teton Mall and Skyline Shopping Center. Visitors can also experience the Eagle Rock Art Museum and the Museum of Idaho. The Funland Amusement Park is ideal for spending a family day out. The city of Idaho Falls hosts numerous festivals like the Art Festival and Snake River Fiber Fair every year.
Idaho Falls Transportation
Idaho Falls Regional Airport is the closest airport.
Idaho Falls Higher Education
The Eastern Idaho Technical College is located in the city. Other institutes that provide facilities for higher education include Ricks College and Idaho State University.