Transport Attractions in Idaho with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Gem State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Idaho!

Idaho has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Idaho

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo…off we go!

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  • Thunder Mountain Line

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    Boise

    Scenic train ride along the Payette River, with regular special events and offers involving costumed characters and themed entertainments.

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  • 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!

  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

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    Bonners Ferry

    A great day out getting up close with stunning wildlife and beautiful nature.

  • Craters Of The Moon National Park

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    Arco

    A weird and scenic landscape for the family to explore, which will get the kids imagination going! With extensive lava fields and surreal natural features - a unique family day out in Idaho!

  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Park

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    Hagerman

    Largest concentration of Hagerman Horse (Equus simplicidens) fossils in North America - 30 complete horse fossils and portions of 200 individual horses. Internationally significant Monument protects ...

  • Hells Canyon Recreation Area

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    Clarkston

    Clarkston and Asotin County are known as the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Many dont know that Hells Canyon is North Americas deepest gorge. You can enjoy the breathtaking beauty ...

  • Idaho Botanical Garden

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    Boise

    Visit the Idaho Botanical Garden to experience nature as you stroll through the many gardens, listen to bird song, and feel the natural calmness and serenity of this outdoor living museum.The Garden ...

  • Sawtooth National Forest

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    Twin Falls

    A whopping 2.1 million acres of stunning Idaho beauty for families to explore, with lakes, streams, rock climbing, fishing, camping and outdoor adventure for your family day out!

  • City Of Rocks

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    Almo

    This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-bound emigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures in axle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many ...

  • Boise National Forest

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    Boise

    The mountainous landscape developed through uplifting, faulting, and stream cutting. Most of the land lies within the Idaho Batholith, a large and highly erodable geologic formation.

  • Mudgy Moose Trail

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    Coeur d Alene

    A whimsical self guided journey based on a story book, The Mudgy Moose Trail is suitable for walkers of all ages.

  • Heise Hot Springs

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    Ririe

    Offers natural hot and warm pools, plus summer pool with diving board and 350ft water slide! Plus zip line tour, golfing and fishing.

  • 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

    Enjoy year round water fun in these hot spring pools, always at a temperature of 102 to 112!

  • 1000 Springs Resort

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    Hagerman

    Day passes available for this naturally warm geothermal heated pool in Idaho!

  • Zoo Idaho

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    Pocatello

    Formerly Pocatello Zoo, here kids can experience the living symbols of the American West, and other North American species of animals!

  • Zoo Boise

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    Boise

    A beautiful zoo where kids can come face to face with over 300 animals from all over the world, be inspired about preservation, and learn about conservation.

  • World Center for Birds of Prey

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    Boise

    Interactive exhibits, multimedia shows, and even artwork at this center for birds of prey, featuring beautiful birds kids can come face to face with, as they learn about conservation!

  • Yellowstone Bear World

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    Spend the day surrounded by roaming wildlife of North America at this drive-thru wildlife park, only 5 miles south of Rexburg!

  • 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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    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.

  • Blast Off

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    Idaho Falls

    Great indoor fun for kids in Idaho with splash tag, mini golf, rock climbing, laser tag, and so much more!

  • 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.

  • Jabbers

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    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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    Explore Idaho's largest soft indoor playground, with zip lines, cargo nets, climbing webs, tubes, tunnels, and much more!

  • 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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    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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    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 ...