Cultural Activities

Pocatello, Idaho - PEDS 664

Community Cultural Events

Community Concert Series
Idaho State University Performing Arts Center
Idaho State Civic Symphony
Museums and Art Galleries
Day and evening courses for people of all ages offered by public schools
Idaho State University programs


Hiking, biking, running, fishing, camping, golf, tennis
Idaho State University – Football, basketball (men’s and women’s), volleyball and women’s soccer
Skiing (both x-country and downhill) – Pebble Creek (30 minutes)
Several ski resorts with all levels of ability within 3-hour drive, Pebble Creek Ski area (30 minutes): Craters of the Moon; Salt Lake City; Tetons; Sun Valley; Yellowstone Nat’l Park

There are many hiking and biking trails for all levels of ability and many excellent places to run. Pocatello has an annual marathon, plus bike racing around the area.

Historical Sites

Fort Hall Reservation (15 miles)
Massacre Rocks (30 miles)
Indian history as well as Lewis and Clark history abundant in the area
City of Rocks

The City of Pocatello

Pocatello, the Gate City of the Pacific Northwest, is situated in Southeastern Idaho along the old Oregon Trail, bordering on the Snake River Plain. It is the second largest city in the state with a population of approximately 50,000 and is the transportation, distribution and industrial center of Idaho.

Pocatello covers an area of 21.25 square miles and is 4,448 feet above sea level. Average rainfall is 12.47 inches annually. Average snowfall is 40.3 inches. Average temperature is 24.5º F in January and 71.9º F in July. Pocatello is ideally situated between Yellowstone National Park and Sun Valley. Within a 150-mile radius are outstanding attractions including Lava Hot Springs, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and Grand Teton National Park.

Pocatello has all the usual bars and fast food places, plus many great local and chain restaurants.