It’s May! That means that the dreary weather that has been habitually apart of Southeast Idaho is soon to draw to a close, and the weather is going to start warming up. Remembering to get your air conditioner tuned up, or even an air conditioner installed can be a crucial part of staying cool this summer. With the rising spring temperatures, we also know that you are aching to get outside. Living in such a beautiful area means there are three pretty great activities in Southeastern Idaho to keep your family busy all summer long.


Head to the zoos! – There are two zoos located in southeast Idaho and both have a lot to offer to the local area. The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park exhibits animals from far away lands. From camels to penguins to lions to bears, you can find it all. While strolling around, you may be greeted by the peacocks that roam the zoo freely. You can easily take a lunch and relax in the shade of a tree and enjoy spending time with your family.

The Pocatello Zoo, now known as Zoo Idaho, offers visitors a more local approach to animals. Featuring animals that are native to the intermountain west, it strives to educate about the animals that are naturally around us. Zoo Idaho tries to make the animals habitats as natural as possible as well so that the animals feel comfortable in their enclosures. And to help you stay cool, there is even an Ice Cream Safari in August that you won’t want to miss. You’ll want to mark this down as a zoo to go too

Visit Lava Hot Springs – This place is a blast for your whole family. From indoor to outdoor facilities, there is fun around every corner. Being the only facility of it’s kind in this area, it has gardens to walk through, rivers to float down, and hot springs to be relaxed in. The water slides are also a great attraction. Having fun here is an easy thing to do at Lava Hot Springs.

Yellowstone National Park – Living in this area we are so blessed to have the first national park only 100 miles away. It’s a fantastic way to see wildlife, learn about natural history and have a wonderful experience. You can catch and release fly fish in a river, hike along trails and visit Old Faithful just to see how faithful it is. Whether you go camping for a weekend or if you go and visit for a day it will be worth your while.

Remember, that this is only a short list of what Southeast Idaho has to offer! We encourage you to get outside and find what else there is to do. Have a great summer!