The Snake River runs right through Downtown Idaho Falls. There is a green belt on both sides of the river with a sidewalk, rocks for climbing, and grass for running. There is also a Japanese Friendship Garden which houses some sculptures, water features and viewing platforms.
Downtown Idaho Falls is filled with historic buildings, many of which are listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Idaho Falls had its beginnings in the 1860s as a place to get from Salt Lake City to the gold mines up north. Although it had a slow start, within a half a century Idaho Falls had over a thousand residents as it made a name as an agricultural community. One of the companies in downtown is Weebee Toys, an amazing toy store that is so fun crying when you leave is the only option. Not even the promise of Reed’s Dairy ice cream will stop the water works. That was until we arrived at Reed’s, located just 5 minutes away from downtown, when you see the source of the milkshakes. Originally we were just going to get a potato flake chocolate milk milkshake but you can’t beat a grilled cheese that is made right for just $2.50.