Area Information

Pocatello is a beautiful community located in Southeast Idaho,in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Why Pocatello

Discover Pocatello: A Fusion of Rich History, Natural Beauty, and Modern Comfort.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Southeast Idaho, Pocatello, affectionately known as 'Poke-ah-tello,' offers a unique blend of historical charm and contemporary living. Its roots trace back to the Shoshone-Bannock tribe, with the city named after their Chief Pocatello, who generously donated the land that's now bustling with life.

Once a vital stop on the Oregon Trail, Pocatello bloomed from a humble trading post, Fort Hall, to the vibrant heart of the gold rush. Today, while it may not hold the title of the largest city in Idaho as it did in 1962, its charm is undiminished. With a population of 58,747, Pocatello perfectly balances the attractions of a large city and the charm of a small town.

This city hosts one of Idaho’s largest universities, a cutting-edge hospital, and a wealth of amenities. Despite these modern conveniences, Pocatello maintains a hometown feel, making it an ideal location to settle down and raise a family.

Pocatello is a high desert community, graced with clear skies and sunshine for most of the year. Its four-season climate offers residents the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of outdoor activities throughout the year. Experience Pocatello — where history, community, and natural beauty converge."

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The area

The Highland Area

Satterfield Realty and Development Inc. together with Pocatello Creek Development Company have been developing on the east bench since 1958. In this area of Pocatello you are sure to find well maintained yards, and homes.

The tree lined streets and well manicured park strip add charm to the neighborhoods. Protective covenants help the area maintain its property values, making it a great place to invest in real estate.

The area offers beautiful panoramic views. A breathtaking city view, the view of a Juniper filled ravine, or a view of near by mountain ranges; no matter which direction you look, you’ll find something spectacular to see.

In the winter watch for deer, bunnies, and other wildlife to venture out of the mountains and into the area. The ravines are full of walking and biking paths, providing outdoor recreation in your own “backyard”.

With low crime rates and some of the community’s best schools, this a great place to raise a family.

With hundreds of lots still to be developed, this area will continue to thrive for years to come. The future development provides for homes in a variety of sizes and prices ranges.

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Highland Area Schools

The Highland Area has some of the best schools in Idaho

Gate City Elementary

Rated one of the best schools in Idaho, student’s here consistently receive well above state averages on standardized test.

With great teachers, and an awesome principle, and a thriving PTA, your kids are sure to reach their highest academic potential.

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Franklin Middle School

Students at Franklin Middle School are offered a wide variety of classes as well as extracurricular and team sport activities.

The school ranks at or above state averages for standardized testing. School colors are blue and white and the school mascot is the panther.

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Highland Senior High School

Highland offers a wide variety of subjects, including, advanced placement, technology, vocational areas, the arts, and many more.

The school ranks above state averages for standardized testing. The School colors are black and red and the school mascot is the ram.

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Area Attractions

There is an abundance of activity in the Pocatello Area


Have a hankering for some Rodeo. Enjoy local rodeos all over the region.

Pocatello Zoo

Be sure not to miss the Pocatello Zoo located at 2900 S. 2nd Ave. (208-234-6264) with its 18 acres of natural habitats for native North American animals.

Portneuf Greenway

The Portneuf Greenway (208-234-GWAY) offers 28+ miles of trails along the river, and throughout town. Enjoy walking, biking, jogging, or roller blading while enjoying the natural beauty of Pocatello.


Library: How about snuggling up with a good book on those long chilly winter nights in Pocatello.

Visit the Marshall Public Library located at 113 S. Garfield Ave (208-232-1263) and check out a book about anything under the sun.

Fort Hall Replica

Don’t forget to visit the Fort Hall Replica located at 3002 Alvord Loop (208-234-1795) and enjoy learning about America’s westward migration in search for new land and new opportunities.

Discover the roll the Fort Hall trading post played for these early pioneers.


Because of abundant winter snows, the area offers five groomed Cross Country Ski Trails, and Pebble Creek Ski Areas, just minutes away from Pocatello.

With access to over 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trials in Bannock, Power, and Caribou counties snowmobile enthusiasts can always find great trials to ride.


Want to watch a great blockbuster hit?

Enjoy new releases at the AMC Pine Ridge 11 located at 4355 Yellowstone (208-237-9095).

Or enjoy an older movie at a budget price at the Reel Theater located at 310 East Oak Street (208-233-2300).


When the summer suns begins to shine down on the area, be sure to enjoy the Ross Park Aquatic Complex (208-234-0472). This great community pool offers fun for kids of all ages.

With a zero depth children’s water playground, a large swimming pool, lazy river, activity pool with huge play elements, and a water slide, this pool will provide hours of family summertime fun.

Performing Arts

Need some culture, and entertainment. Attend one of the many programs at the L.E.and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center located at 1002 Sam Nixon Ave (208-282-3595).

This impressive 111,000 square foot facility at Idaho State University offers three versatile performance venues as well as spaces designed for academic work and community enjoyment.


Deleta: Deleta Skating Rink, located at 520 Yellowstone Ave (208-233-0431), is good old fashioned skating rink that has been around since the 1940’s.

The indoor rink is open year round and offers skating, food, and a “Big Toy” for young children. You may rent skates or roller blades there, or bring your own.

They also do skate lesson, birthday parties, and other events.

Old Town Pocatello

For those seeking a unique historic experience don’t forget to visit Old Town Pocatello for the Historic Walking Tour, where you'll experience architecture that dates back to 1892.

There is more to do than just view old architecture though, you can shop, dine, or relax in the small parks located throughout the area. With outdoor summer concerts, haunted history tours, and the Portneuf Valley Farmers market, you’ll never want for something to do.


The Idaho Museum of Natural History is home to collections in Anthropology, Earth Sciences, and Life Sciences. Exhibitions include these collections as well as special offerings.

Free off charge to the public, the museum offers an in-depth exploration of the natural history of Idaho.

The museum is located on the campus of Idaho State University, east of the intersection of 5th Avenue and Dillon Streets in ISU Building 12 (208-282-3168)


If you are one of the many golf enthusiast Pocatello offers two great courses. The Highland Golf Course, located at 201 Von Elm (208-237-9922), is an 18-hole course offering 6,512 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.

The Riverside Golf Course, located at 3500 Bannock Highway (208-232-9515), is also and 18-hole course featuring 6,357 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Both of these courses offer session passes as well as driving ranges.

The Outback Golf Park, located at 1665 Pocatello Creek Road (208-234-0612) offers a great driving range as well as a fun 18 hole miniature golf course.

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For those that want to bag the club and grab a disc, Pocatello offers 3 different Frisbee Golf courses. Bengal Ridge, the Idaho State University disc golf course, located at 2450 West Buckskin Road in the desert foothills of Pocatello.

With sagebrush, junipers, and seasonal wildflowers, it provides a scenic and enjoyable departure from the "grassy park" norm. Get off the grass and head for the hills.

Upper Ross Park, offers a 9 hole course the thick grass, giant trees and elevation changes through out the course require a variety of throwing styles.

Sister City Park Disc Golf Course, offers a great variety of disc golf play. The front 9 wind their way through the manicured park, while the back 9 take you off the beaten path and onto the sage covered hillside. These holes offer great variety as well as some serious distance.

Fun Zone

Outer Limits Fun Zone is located at 1800 Garrett Way as part of the Westwood Mall (208-232-7529). This facility is 30,000 square feet of fun. With arcade games, prizes, and a play palace, this is sure to please kids of all ages.

You can find hours of fun for kids and adults alike with the roller coaster, 9 hole mini golf, and laser tag in the largest two story arena in Idaho, mini bowling, or climbing wall.


Pocatello Regional Airport is located just west of the city with easy freeway access. The airport offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free coffee.

The recently modernized facility is run by the City of Pocatello and offers direct service to Salt Lake City on Skywest Airlines connecting to Delta in Salt Lake to virtually any destination.


Find great camping just 10 minutes south of Pocatello at Scout Mountain (208-236-7500) At an elevation of 6500 feet the recreation area offers 24 regular campsites, 2 double campsites, as well as one group site that can accommodate up to 100 campers.

Just want to go for a day trip, the area also offers 12 picnic sites. Natural trails, scenic overlooks, and nearby East Mink Trail offer great hikes for outdoor enthusiasts. Off-road trails are also available for ATV riding, and mountain biking.

Dinner & Show

Love the theater, Pocatello offers a unique dinning experience at the Palace Theater, located at 158 E. Chubbuck Rd (208-238-8001).

Dinner includes non-alcoholic beverages, seasonal appetizer, soup or salad, sorbet, entree, and dessert all served by white gloved butlers. After your feast, sit back and enjoy the show! State-of-the-art sound and lighting gives you a great theatrical experience.

The Westside Players, located at 1009 S. 2nd Ave. (208-232-2232) is Southeast Idaho’s oldest nonprofit community theater. Dinner and a show, or show only, come enjoy the local talent of the theaters creative volunteers!

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