Things to do in Idaho with kids

Idaho is the nation’s byway state, which means with their 31 scenic byways, you can take your family to explore every nook and cranny of its beautiful landscapes! And if you’re a family that LOVES the outdoors - Idaho should be your favorite place to visit!

Fun fact - Idaho has the most whitewater in the lower 48 states! So grab those rafts and get the kids taking on some pretty awesome challenges with companies like Sawtooth Adventure Company or Mountain River Outfitters.

Explore Idaho’s incredible underground with Crystal Gold Mine Tour or the majestic Craters of the Moon Caves, and you won’t be short of national parks for kids to escape into with Sawtooth National Forest, and the animal-tastic Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Of course, Idaho also has culture with a plethora of museums like the Idaho Museum of Natural History, thrills with Silverwood Theme Park and water fun with Roaring Springs Water Park!

(And how could we not mention the Idaho Potato Museum - after all, the state is famous for them!)

Hiking in the summer, and skiing in the winter, and kids fun all year round, Idaho is a perfect destination for the next family adventure!

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  • Silverwood Theme Park

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    Athol

    Have an adventurous family day out at the Northwest's LARGEST theme park! With rides, slides, and FUN, as well as live entertainment, a water park AND a steam engine! Theme park fun in Idaho!

  • Roaring Springs Water Park

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    Meridian

    A HUGE water park for splashing fun for the whole family in Idaho! Cool off on your family day out with slides, entertainment, thrill slides and NIGHT slides - all in a very cool day's work!

  • Downata Hot Springs Pool

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    Downey

    Offers family fun with waterslides, naturally heated pool, hot tub, water playground, campground, cabins,yurts, tepees and more.

  • Raptor Reef

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    Hayden

    Enjoy 25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark fun, with 2 story play areas, slides, and tupping buckets!

  • Lava Hot Springs

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    Lava Hot Springs

    Swim, Dive and Slide at Lava's Olympic Swimming Pool & Waterpark

  • 1000 Springs Resort

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    Hagerman

    Naturally warm kiddie and main pools, plus diving boards, jacuzzis, and water slide.

  • Pocatello Zoo

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    Pocatello

    The Pocatello Zoo specializes in wildlife native to North America's Intermountain West. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Idaho

  • Zoo Boise

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    Boise

    Zoo Boise`s main customers are children. Zoo Boise`s reputation is a fun, family-oriented place to bring children. The main demographic of the zoo`s customers is young families with small children ...

  • World Center for Birds of Prey

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    Boise

    Designed for all ages, our unique facility boasts innovative, interactive exhibits, multimedia shows, original artwork and a wide variety of resident birds of prey. The Center's dedicated volunteers ...

  • Yellowstone Bear World

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    Idaho

    No vacation to the Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park region is complete without an adventure into the wild at Yellowstone Bear World. During your visit you will be surrounded by ...

  • Tautphaus Park Zoo

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    Idaho Falls

    Watch the flock of threatened African Penguins, experience a wallaby mob on the move, discover the gibbons aerobatic abilities or surround yourself with sights and sounds of South American birds in ...

  • Idaho Aquarium

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    Boise

    Have family friendly fun touching and feeding sharks, rays, tropical fish and puffins in their indoor 10,000 square foot aquarium! They also have fun hands on activities with kids, birthday parties, ...

  • Camas Wildlife Refuge

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    Hamer

    Home to huge amounts of bird life and small mammals, with year round hiking options, and winter sports.

  • Babby Farms

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    Caldwell

    An amazing non-profit animal experience for children and adults with disabilities an opportunity to interact with beautiful animals. Open to the public to raise money for this cause.

  • Granite Creek Guest Ranch

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    Ririe

    Kids can enjoy a REAL working cattle ranch on 4000 beautiful acres in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho. Wildlife, starry skies, and a genuine old west experience!

  • Sawtooth Adventure Company

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    Stanley

    Outdoor family adventure in Idaho! From rafting, fly fishing, wilderness trips and mountain biking, there are so many tours to choose from you might have to make it a family week out!

  • Mountain River Outfitters

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    Riggins

    Escape into the Idaho wilderness with 1/2 day to 6 day rafting trips along the beautiful Salmon River, as well as fishing trips and wilderness trips - great outdoor fun for the whole family!

  • The Little Gym

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    Boise

    You can see it in their eyes the first time they run into your arms after class. The new found look of glorious, sparkling confidence. Confidence that will build a foundation to succeed in whatever ...

  • Boise Spectrum

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    Boise

    The complex attracts families from all over the valley.Find the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 & IMAX along with several restaurants such Chuck-A-Rama,Cracker Barrel and McGrath's Fish House.

  • Pojos Family Fun Center

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    Boise

    Open since 1974 Pojos has been providing fun for the whole family. With a 22,000 square foot play center this is fun for all of the family. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Blast Off

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    Idaho Falls

    Indoor Family Fun Center featuring: Splash Tag, Twilight Zone Arcade,Land of Make-Believe ,Black Hole Mini-golf,Galactic Galaxy Playground Cosmic Climb Rock Climbing, Laser Tag Phazer Tag and ...

  • Leos Place

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    Idaho Falls

    Is a family friendly pizzeria also offering a great little multi level adventure softplay frame with all the classic equipment from climbing to sliding and beyond.

  • Hop 2 It

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    Twin Falls

    7 inflatables for kids of all ages including maze, obstacle course, giant slides, classic bounce house and a jousting arena.

  • Jabbers

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    Canyon County

    A place to play! 5,000 square feet designed to delight children and relax
 parents. Day Passes or Memberships available. Free WiFi.

  • Planet Kid Indoor Playground at Wings Center

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    Boise city

    Planet Kid is Idaho's Largest Indoor Soft Playground. There is so much to explore in all of the tubes, tunnels and ball pits. It’s a never ending maze of rope swings, zip lines, slides, cargo ...

  • Clearwater Historical Museum

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    Orofino

    Clearwater Historical Museum invites folks to come see our collections that focus on the people and history of Clearwater River Country and its environs including Clearwater County and parts of ...

  • Ketchum Heritage Museum

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    Ketchum

    The Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society was established in 1989 with the overlying goal of keeping the regional history alive for future generations. More specifically, the Society seeks to ...

  • Wallace District Mining Museum

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    Wallace

    The Silver Valley is the richest silver mining region in the world. In just one hundred twenty years, over 1.1 BILLION ounces of silver have been produced from mines in this valley. The museum ...

  • Museum of Rexburg

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    Rexburg

    Formerly the Teton Flood Museum, this fascinating museum tells the story of that famous Teton Dam failure, and also features a Children's Discovery Room

  • Basque Museum and Cultural Center

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    Boise

    The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas. Boise, Idaho has long been a central location where Basque ...

  • Idaho Historical Museum

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    Boise

    The Idaho State Historical Museum, founded in 1907, is Idaho's largest and most visited museum. It has evolved from a simple collection of curios and relics sitting on shelves to the first museum in ...

  • Idaho Military History Museum

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    Boise

    Covering a broad spectrum of military history, via photos and artifacts, you will see Gowen Field as it was during World War II as well as Idahoans in the Philippine Insurrection through Operation ...

  • Idaho Potato Museum

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    Blackfoot

    A museum all about...yep...potatos! Idaho's favorite! A unique museum which showcases the world of the potato, from the first one planted through to potato crisps. A surprisingly historic experience ...

  • Bonner County Historical Society

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    Sandpoint

    The park has many amenities including picnic areas, a playground, tennis courts, and the Native Plant Society arboretum. Adjacent to Lakeview Park is Memorial Field which has a boat launch and is ...

  • Museum Of North Idaho

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    Coeur d'Alene

    Enjoy living history exhibit tours, seasonal galleries and varying exhibits representing the best of the area with heavy emphasis on appreciation of cultural heritage.