The city of Pocatello, Idaho is located in southeastern Idaho at the intersection of Interstate Highway 86 and Interstate Highway 15. With a population of around 54,000, Pocatello is the largest city in Bannock County, Idaho and its county seat. For those who wish to learn about Pocatello’s past, the city is home to the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University campus. In addition to the Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University is one of the cultural centers of the city and provides the community with a number of unique activities and experiences such as concerts, events, and college sports.
Old Town Pocatello, the heart of the city, is a great place to visit to get a real feel for life in this southeastern Idaho town. Old Town is filled with a number of fine dining establishments, antique stores, art galleries, and the farmer’s market. On the first Friday of each month, Old Town is filled with visitors and residents viewing and experiencing art by Pocatello artists at the First Friday Art Walk. In addition to the Art Walk, there are other events and activities hosted in Old Town Pocatello including the Gate City Brewfest and free summer concerts.
Pocatello is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The city and its natural surroundings offer visitors and locals a number of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, golf, birding, and fishing. Surrounding the city are more than 1,000 miles of trails that are perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Navigating the trails may seem like an impossible task, but with the help of the City’s handy smartphone trail map app, it’s no longer necessary to be a Pocatello trail veteran to find your way around.