Baby Equipment Rentals - companies
in Idaho that rent baby gear and
equipment including car seats, strollers,
cribs and more
Family Resorts in Idaho -
resorts, hotels and other family friendly
Idaho Division of Tourism -
things to do, places to stay, maps, calendar
of events and more.
355 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 384-4260
Tautphaus Park Zoo
2725 Carnival Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83405
Phone: (208) 528-5552
Watch the flock of threatened African Penguins as they swim in their pool,
experience a wallaby mob on the move, or surround yourself with sights and
sounds of South American birds in the walk-through aviary. Stop by the
Children's Zoo and pat a donkey, feed a lamb or just relax on a bench and enjoy
the beautifully landscaped grounds.
City of Rocks National Reserve
Phone: (208) 824-5519
City of Rocks offers scenic walks near the historic California Trail and
opportunities for wildlife watching, photography, world-class technical rock
climbing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, ice climbing, cross country
skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, picnicking, and camping near fantastic rock
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Phone: (208) 527-3257
The Craters of the Moon lava field covers 618 square miles and is the largest
young basaltic lava field in the conterminous United States. The park contains
more than 25 volcanic cones including outstanding examples of spatter cones.
There are 60 different lava flows in the field and they range in age from 15,000
to just 2,000 years old. Activities include hiking, photography, biking,
camping, bird watching, backpacking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Phone: (208) 837-4793
Hagerman Fossil Beds NM contains the largest concentration of Hagerman Horse
fossils in North America. The Monument is Internationally significant because it
protects the world's richest know fossil deposits from a time period called the
late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago. Activities include visiting
various museums and exhibits, joining in guided programs (seasonally), fishing
and hunting within designated boundaries (appropriate state licenses required),
bird watching, canoeing and other boating.
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Phone: (208) 843-2261
Visit the museums at Park Headquarters in Spalding, Idaho and Big Hole National
Battlefield in Wisdom, Montana to view exhibits, take ranger-led tours, see
movies on Nez Perce history and culture. Both places have walking trails and
picnic facilities. Recreational opportunities abound in the National Forests
located throughout the Park. The Nez Perce National Historic Trail is part of
the Park as is a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Discovery Center of Idaho
131 Myrtle St.
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 343-9895
The Discovery Center is a laboratory for science discovery and fun. Visitors are
actively and directly involved in scientific exploration; you DO something to
learn the science behind the exhibit. Each station allows for hypothesizing,
experimentation, and drawing conclusions -- a replica of the scientific method.
Through participatory science exhibits, demonstrations and classes, students and
families experience science in an entertaining, engaging and educational
environment. Exhibits, programs and events will help guide you in understanding
the connection between scientific principles and your everyday life.
4787 Riverfront Pl
Boise, Idaho 83703
Warhawk Air Museum is an educational museum whose purpose is to preserve
American World War II aviation history. Rare and unusual World War II items are
on display such as men's and women's uniforms, engine displays, aerial cameras,
photos, German and Japanese memorabilia and much more.
Museum of Idaho
200 N. Eastern Ave.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Phone: (208) 522-1400
Largest museum in Idaho (over 30,000 square feet). Includes permanent
displays of natural history, early inhabitants and explorers, agriculture,
mining, military, and nuclear energy. Also hosts traveling exhibits.
A great selection of exhibits, programs and education centers for the whole
Crystal Gold Mine
Experience Underground Fun and Adventure in a Real Gold Mine! You and your
family can take a guided tour into the actual old gold mine.
The Herrett Center for Arts & Science
The College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303
Planetarium Ticket Sales: (208) 736-3059
The Faulkner Planetarium is the largest planetarium theater in Idaho, and one of
the best equipped in the northwestern U.S.. The theater seats 144 under a 50'
dome and features a Digistar II digital graphics projection system. It is
located in the Herrett Center for Arts & Science on the College of Southern
Idaho's main campus in Twin Falls, Idaho, and features state-of-the-art
projection equipment which immerse the audience in sights and sounds for a truly
memorable theater experience.
Phone: (208) 753-7151
The museum captures the flavor of the mining in North Idaho from the days of the
early gold rush to the more recent of world record silver production. Artifacts,
models, photographs, paintings, and displays of mining activity and techniques
Amusement Parks & Water Parks
SilverWood Theme Park
Silverwood, the Northwest's largest theme park. Experience earth-shaking roller
coasters, dazzling entertainment, a miniature mining town just for the kids
complete with the Tiny Toot Coaster ( 42" min w/o adult), climbing trees, pump
cars, games and water fort all designed for the little ones and the young at
heart, bumper boats, water rides, games, and Victorian charm. Located
within the natural beauty of Northern Idaho, Silverwood can be found just 15
minutes north of Coeur d' Alene, ID, on Highway 95. Only 50 miles from
Spokane, Wa. and the Spokane International Airport via I-90 to Highway 95 north.
175 W. Orchard Avenue
Phone: 1-208-762-PLAY(7529) / 1-877-770-PLAY(7529)
The Triple Play family entertainment center offers a variety of family fund
under one roof including, bowling, miniature golf, Raptor Reef Indoor Water
Park, wave pool, children's lagoon, bumper boaters, go karts, lazer tag, and
Western Amusement Co.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Phone: (208) 525-9814
Carousel, ice rink, miniature golf, petting zoo, picnic grounds for the family.
Roaring Springs Water Park
400 West Overland Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Phone: (208) 884-8842 or toll free: 1-877-420-7529
Experience the thrill of the Northwest’s largest waterpark. Roaring Springs
features attractions for every member of the family, including a wave pool,
float river, two family raft rides, bowl slide, four-lane racing slide, tube
rides, kiddie play area, and more. Private cabanas available for daily rental.
Wahooz Family Fun Zone is next door, and combo tickets are available. Roaring
Springs is open mid-May through mid-September, and is located at I-84, exit 44,
Wahooz Family Fun Zone
1385 Blue Marlin Lane
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Phone: (208) 898-0900
Open year-round, Wahooz features exciting attractions for all ages, including
two go-cart tracks, two miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages,
laser tag, Kiddie Cove, and over 100 arcade games. Roaring Springs Waterpark is
next door, and combo tickets are available. Meridian exit of I-84.
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Family Vacation Hot Spots (Beaches, Lakes, etc.)
Red Horse Mountain Ranch
11077 East Blue Lake Road
Harrison, Idaho 83833
Phone: (208) 689-9680
Red Horse Mountain Guest Ranch is located near Harrison, Idaho, just 1 hour
south of beautiful Coeur d'alene, Idaho. Here you will find the perfect,
all-inclusive Idaho guest ranch vacation experience. A total of 7 private cabin
units are scattered near the main lodge, each uniquely designed for the perfect
vacation. Each log cabin has plenty of western flavor, a gorgeous view of the
Red Horse Mountain valley and is conveniently located close to the main lodge
and swimming pool. Activities include a number of guided adventures including
horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing, kayak touring, hiking, archery,
sporting clays, swimming, challenge course, whitewater rafting, and kids outdoor
educational programs, activities, and games.
Dworshak Dam & Reservoir
- Fishing, swimming and camping. 50 miles east of Lewiston on U.S. 12.
Payette Lake -
Fishing, swimming and camping. This scenic 6 miles long lake features
Ponderosa State Park that extends out towards the middle of the lake. Located in
the city of McCall off Idaho State Route 55.
Lake Pend Oreille
- Fishing, swimming and camping. This is the largest lake in the Idaho pan
handle. Sunnyside State Park on the northern shoreline and Farragut State Park
on the southern shoreline provide camping facilities. The Kaniksu Coeur D' Alene
National Forest lies along the eastern shoreline featuring tall pines. This lake
is more than 25 miles long and is located in Sandpoint off U.S. 2 / 95.
Zoos, Museums, National Parks,
Theme, Amusement and Water Parks listed above.
During summer months the
Vacation spots listed below also offer mountain biking and other
activities. Visit the Ski resort area links below to find out summer
Winter - Family
Vacation Hot Spots (Ski Resorts, etc.)
Pomerelle is located just 25 miles off Interstate 84
via Idaho 77, Declo/Albion exit #216
Albion, Idaho 83311
Phone: (208) 673-5599
A great family oriented ski area that also offers night skiing part of the
season. Most trails are made for beginners.
2405 Bogus Basin Road
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 332-5100
Bogus Basin Ski Resort is a very family-oriented ski resort, offering skiing
excitement for skiers of all abilities, spread out over a 2,600-acre area and is
the largest night skiing resort in the northwest.
1410 Mill Road
McCall, Idaho 83638
Phone: (208) 634-4151
Winter at Brundage Mountain Resort is spectacular. The breathtaking view from
the top of Brundage includes the nearby Salmon River Mountains, beautiful
Payette Lakes, Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, and the famed Seven Devils
towering over Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in America. Surrounded
by mountain peaks, pine trees and fresh air it's the perfect place to bring the
family or plan a special trip. Under the careful guidance of Professional
Ski and Snowboard instructors, new skiers get off to a good start and have fun
on a variety of terrain perfect for the first-time skier. And for the pros at
they offer instruction in powder, moguls, snowboarding, and telemark techniques
at all ski levels.
Lookout Pass Ski Area
I-90 Exit 0 Idaho/Montana Border
Phone: (208) 744-1392
At Lookout Pass, they're committed to providing you and your family with a great
skiing experience. The snow comes early. It snows regularly. And the climate
results in snow that tends to be light and fun to ski. Lift tickets are
prices so that you can afford to come often to enjoy yourselves on a regular
basis. The convenient location has made it easy for thousands of families
to enjoy outstanding winter recreation over the past 66 years. For 50 of those
years, they've offered a Free Ski School for Children, which has taught most of
the youngsters in Northern Idaho and Western Montana their skiing skills.
And Snowboarders! You won't believe thier Claim Jumper Terrain Park complete
with huge launches, banks, and an 1,111 foot long natural quarter-pipe.
3340 E. Green Canyon
Pocatello, Idaho 83245
Phone: (877) 524-7669
Pebble Creek plays host to 1,100 skiable acres, 45 runs and an abundance of
annual snowfall, providing enough playful terrain for beginners and those
demanding an honest challenge. The rental shop carries high performance shaped
skis and the lodge offers cafeteria-style dining and fresh home-baked treats.
Renowned for its fun and friendly atmosphere Pebble Creek offers great winter
fun at a great value!
10,000 Schweitzer Mtn Rd
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Phone: (208) 263-9555
Offers 2,500 acres of skiable terrain with 59 trails and night skiing.
610 Bunker Ave
St. Ignace, Idaho
Phone: (208) 783-1111
Two mountains, 50 named trails, 2,200 vertical feet and a gondola ride on the
world's longest eight-person gondola, which climbs 3,400 vertical feet to
Sun Valley Road
Sun Valley, Idaho 83353
Phone: (800) 786-8259
There are two ski mountains in Sun Valley, each with its own point of view. Bald
Mountain can be accessed at River Run on the south and Warm Springs on the
north. A total of 13 chair lifts and 65 varied runs await skiers on either side
of the mountain. Dollar Mountain caters to the needs of beginners with 13 runs
and 628 feet of vertical rise.
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