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Recreation opportunities

Our sites in Meridian and Pocatello, Idaho are at the heart of an outdoor-lover's paradise. We are a short drive to some of the West's greatest natural wonders (Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons) and some of the most exciting outdoor recreation in the country. Prominent activities include biking, hiking, fishing, camping, climbing, skiing, and boating to name a few.


  • Farmers Market, Art Walk, Revive @ 5 Wednesday concerts, Old Town Actors Studio, Zoo Events, Ross Water Park


  • Sagebrush Arts Fest, Wildflower Festival, Bannock County Bluegrass Festival, Shoshone-Bannock Festival Pow-Wow, RiverFest, Oktoberfest

Stephens Arts Performing Center

  • Theater, Symphony, Concerts, Dance / Ballet

Idaho State University

  • Summer Concert Series, International Dinners & Festivals, Sports Events, Craft Shop, Outdoor Recreation Center, Movie theater, Game Center, Intramural Sports

Immediate Area

A Place To Swim

  • Pebble Creek Ski Area: Pebble Creek has year-round activities. Ski or snowboard in the winter and then go again in the summer for the Wildflower Festival.
  • Mink Creek Area with Winter Nordic Center: The Mink Creek area has year-round access for camping, hiking, and off-roading in the summer. The Nordic Center has a full service rental center for cross-county skiing and snow shoeing.
  • Gate City Grays BaseBall Team: Our local semi-professional baseball team. Enjoy a great summer's evening!
  • Lava Hot Springs: Take a soothing plunge in Idaho's World Famous Hot Springs. These 110-degree natural hot water springs are sulfur-free, odor-free and chlorine-free. Enjoy the Olympic-size swimming and diving pool or rent some tubes and float down the Portneuf River through town.


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