The town's namesake, Idaho Falls. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Kriese)
Idaho Falls is the largest city in Bonneville County, Idaho. Located on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, it's known as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, both of which are under a two-hour drive away. But residents don't need to leave Idaho Falls to take in the natural beauty. There is, of course, Idaho Falls, the city's namesake midstream dam, and the Greenbelt that runs alongside the Snake River, offering paved trails for walking or biking.
Idaho Falls also offers opportunities for cultural exploration. The historic downtown area is home to the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Idaho Falls Opera Company, the Actors Repertory Theatre, and numerous art museums and classes. The University of Idaho and Idaho State University both have campuses in the city. Across the Snake River, the city's West Side community is a bit quieter, yet is home to the Idaho Falls Regional Airport.
While Idaho Falls is historically an agricultural community, it is also home to the Idaho National Laboratory, the nation's leading center of nuclear energy research and development. The facility attracts a large concentration of engineers, chemists, physicists and other technical professionals.
Renting in Idaho Falls
Known for its affordability, the city offers plenty of rental options. Apartments for rent Idaho Falls have recently increased in price, but at a much lower rate than the state average.
Idaho Falls Chukars ? The city's Minor League Baseball team, affiliated with the Kansas City Royals.Idaho Falls Mustangs ? The city's semi-pro football team, part of the Rocky Mountain Football League.Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve ? One of the best-preserved flood basalt areas in the continental U.S., this attraction is located about 90 minutes from downtown Idaho Falls.Henry's Fork ? Lovers of fly fishing believe this tributary of the Snake River offers the best trout-fishing stream in the U.S.