Pocatello is the home of Idaho State University and a city that’s filled with history, culture, and outdoor recreation. No matter what the season, you’ll find something to do while you’re here. We like Pocatello for its fresh air, gorgeous landscapes, and easy proximity to the rest of Idaho and the northwest states.
Whether you’re visiting the area or thinking about a major move, we’d like to be here to welcome you. Check out some of the top sights that you don’t want to miss in Pocatello.
Visit the Museum of Clean
The Museum of Clean isn’t like other museums.
You’ll find unique exhibits and displays that showcase historic cleaning techniques and tools. You can expect to learn more than you thought you needed to know about brooms, tubs, and cleaning agents. Browse the stacks in the Library of Clean, check out the Toilet Collection, the Vacuum Collection, and a garden. Visit the art gallery and the gift shop and if you’re feeling moved, there are volunteer opportunities in the museum.
Explore Old Town Pocatello
In Old Town, you can shop locally and enjoy a charming downtown environment. There are clothing stores, antique stores, and places to buy housewares and sporting goods. You’ll also find art galleries and eclectic boutiques. There are restaurants, bars, and lots of nightlife.
While you’re enjoying the commercial activity, take a moment to admire the architecture as well. The buildings are old, historic, and beautiful. There’s a First Friday Art Walk every week, farmers markets, live music, and community events.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum
Fifteen minutes north of Pocatello is the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, which is well worth a visit. It’s located on the Oregon Trail at Fort Hall, and it’s owned and managed by the Shoshone-Bannock tribe. Visitors can check out the trading post, which was once owned by Hudson Bay Company. It served as a commercial and trading crossroads for fur trappers, Native Americans, traders, and pioneers.
In the museum, you’ll get a look at historic dress, native crafts, and a timeline that demonstrates the changing environment and lifestyle of native tribes in and around Idaho. Historic exhibits trace the Tribal government from the Fort Bridger Treaty signers through current times.
Fill Up on Fresh Veggies
Swore Farms is a household name in Pocatello. It’s the place to go for your fresh, locally grown produce. Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are popular in the fall, and there are several community programs and activities that residents and visitors can participate in. The family-run farm has been around for 18 years, and it’s a good place to visit if you want to get to know a little more about the strength and importance of agriculture in and around Pocatello.
Idaho Museum of Natural History
Don’t leave without spending time at the Idaho Museum of Natural History. There’s lots to learn on a variety of subjects, from dinosaurs to Lewis and Clark to the Oregon Trail and Native American history and culture. After you’ve explored the exhibits and toured the collections, stop off at Portneuf Valley Brewing for a bite to eat or something to drink.
Contact us at Jacob Grant Property Management.These are our favorite not-to-miss sites in Pocatello. We’d love to know what you think about our community, and we’d be happy to help you settle in if you’ve decided to call it home.