Fun, Free, Cheap Family Activities in Magic Valley (Twin Falls) Idaho

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Natural Sites
1. Shoshone Falls
2. Auger Falls (access from River Rd just before Centennial Park)
3. Pillar Falls
4. Twin Falls
5. Balanced Rock (west of Castleford)
6. Wilson Butte Cave (from internment camp, go east on Hunt rd, N on Eden rd)
7. City of Rocks/ Castle Rocks (Declo exit- highway 77 to Almo)
8. Niagra Springs Park and Fish hatchery (North of Buhl)
9. Thousand Springs/ Ritter Island (Hi 30 before Hagerman)
10. Shoshone Ice Caves
11. Idaho Mammoth Caves/ Bird Museum
12. Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge (Rupert)
13. Cauldron Linn (Murtaugh)
14. Shoshone Wildlife Ponds and Hummingbird Feeding station (Rogerson Rd just N of Diamond Field Jack in South Hills)
15. Box Canyon Springs (Wendell)
16. Bruneau Sand Dunes (Mountain Home)
17. Craters of the Moon (Malta)

Museums and History Sites
1. Herret Center and Planetarium
2. Twin Falls Visitor Center
3. Twin Falls County Museum (Hi 30)
4. Idaho Heritage Museum (Hollister)
5. Striker Rock Creek Station (Hansen)
6. Cassia County Museum (Main St, Burley)
7. Minidoka County Historical Museum (Rupert)
8. Jerome County Historical Museum
9. Hagerman Fossil beds and visitor center
10. Hagerman Valley Historical Museum
11. Oakley Valley Historical Museum
12. Minidoka Internment Camp (N on H-50, turns into H-25, right on Hunt rd)
13. Three Island Crossing and Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Glenns Ferry)
14. Milner Dam (East of Murtaugh)

Hikes
1. Canyon Rim Trail
2. Hidden Lakes
3. Rock Creek
4. Centennial Trail (Shoshone Falls)
5. Malad Gorge (Tuttle exit)
6. Phantom Falls (Drive a mile west out of Oakley, then take Goose Creek Road south. Skirt the north side of Goose Creek Reservoir, and the road will become Trapper Creek Road (forest road 533). About 20 miles after leaving Oakley, you’ll arrive at a fork. Turn left and look for the Phantom Falls Trail sign.)
7. Ross Falls (Trailhead is in a parking lot 2 miles before Magic Mountain)
8. Eagle Loop (Trailhead is on S end of Pettit Campground in South Hills)
9. Rim View Trail Head
10. Wahistrom Hollow (5 mile one way)
                --drop off car at 3rd fork, drive to Wahistorm hollow and hike down to your car.
11. Harrington Fork

Handy app
Avenza Maps—FREE!
1.       Yes on access location
2.       I’m new. Fill out email and password. Activate through email
3.       Search: Sawtooth National Forest:
a.       Sawtooth NF Minidoka RD and Sawtooth NF South Hills Trail Map
Activities
1. Cross the I.B. Perrine Bridge and watch base jumpers
2. Zipline the canyon
3. Dierkes Lake
4. Splash Pad at First Federal Park
5. Jump Time
6. Downtown Historic Walk (brochures at Parks and Rec)
7. Hands On
8. Skateland
9. Laser Mania
10. Putters Mini Golf
11. Movies at the Orpheum
12. Nat-Soo-Pah
13. Clear Springs Food Fish tanks and Park (N. of Buhl)
14. Cloverleaf Creamery (205 Broadway ave, Buhl)
15. Lake Walcott Park (Rupert)
16. Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir (Rogerson)
17. Kasota Park (off freeway)
18. Miracle/Banbury Hot springs (Hi 30 between Buhl and Hagerman)
19. Free bowling Monday-Thursday this summer from 11am-5pm at Bowladrome. You just need to pay for shoes each time. Sign up here: www.kidsbowlfree.com
20. Fish Hatchery in Buhl
21. FREE fishing days: https://idfg.idaho.gov/events/9937/month --You DO NOT need a license.
22. Rock Creek Road: 1 mile or so past dirt road there’s a marshy area—great to see moose at night/early morning.

23. $1 kid movies at the mall

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