Introduction to Rupert, Idaho
Rupert was originally named as Wellfirst. W.N. Shilling established the first store of the area. The post office of the area was established July 17, 1905 and Shilling became the first postmaster. The city was named after John Henry Rupert, a railroad employee who brought mails for the settlers. It was officially incorporated on April 12, 1906. The first mayor of the city was M.M. Mackay. It is the county seat of Minidoka County, which was created on January 28, 1913. Rupert was named as the "Christmas City" of USA in November, 1987.
Rupert and nearby Attractions
- Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Walcott State Park
- Minidoka County Historical Museum
- Stanley Museum
- Murtaugh Lake County Park
Things To Do In Rupert
Rupert offers easy access to Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, Murtaugh Lake County Park, and Lake Walcott State Park. Travelers can also visit the Rupert Aquatic Center. The Neptune Park is also ideal for spending your free hours. The city also includes several restaurants and shopping centers where you can hang out during your leisure. Rupert also hosts several events and special programs such as the Minidoka County Fair every year.
Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Rupert Higher Education
There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities including College of Southern Idaho, Utah State University, Ricks College, and many more.