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At the City Park in the middle of Garden City, Utah. Enjoy a walk through the wetland area on a boardwalk above it all. Sometimes wildlife and different species of birds are seen. The quiet walk ends up right on the beach of beautiful Bear Lake. Enjoy a picnic while you relax and watch the activity on the lake.
Minnetonka Cave (info 435-245-4422 or 435-245-6521) Located 9 miles up St. Charles, Idaho. Open for tours daily, the cave provides entertainment and education. Among its features are large rooms and caverns, stalagmites, stalactites and other cave formations. Tours are provided daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Be prepared for 444 steps going up and down. Jackets and sturdy shoes are recommended. Cash only. Website.
Paris Ice Caves, where caverns contain ice all summer long, but are accessible generally by the middle of July. Located in Pairs Canyon, Idaho.
The Oregon Trail crosses Bear Lake County from the border on the southeast to Soda Springs on the northwest. Although much of the trail is covered by paved roads, unpaved portions of the trail are visible parallel to Highway 30 north of Georgetown, Idaho. The Oregon Trail Rendezvous Pageant is held the Saturday before the 24th of July, in Montpelier. The Pageant offers Dutch oven dinner, musical entertainment, and dancing on the old Oregon Trail. National Oregon/California Trail Center (information 1-800-448-BEAR) Travel back in time. Visit Peg Leg Smith’s trading post, spend some time in a wagon train encampment at Clover Creek. Experience living history as real people become pioneers, mountain men, traders, heroes, and scoundrels. Located in Montpelier, Idaho at the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 30.
Fans of history beware! You'll enjoy this building!!
Built by Mormon Pioneers over 100 years ago, the tabernacle is constructed of sandstone. It contains fine wood work in all parts of the interior. Tours are conducted daily during the summer with frequent organ recitals. Located in the middle of the town of Paris, Idaho.
The Garden City pool located at 69 N Paradise Parkway, Garden City, UT costs just $5/person and is open year round.
- Monday: 5-9pm
- Thursday: 5-9pm
- Friday: 1-9 pm
- Saturday: 1-9pm
The small glacial lake is placed in a spectacular setting of cliffs and waterfalls. The mountain flowers and rugged scenery surrounding the lake are part of its attractions. The Bloomington Canyon road leading to the lake area is very rough. Those who wish to visit the lake are advised to use a truck.
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Located on the north end of Bear Lake. The refuge is home to large numbers of Canadian geese, ducks of many species, Ibis, Sandhill Cranes, Avocet, and many other birds. There are 17 acres of marsh, open water and grasslands. Observation sites are available on a motor tour route. Walking trails are also available. Mosquitoes are plentiful. The refuge can be accessed from Paris or from Highway 89 between Ovid and Montpelier.
The Bear Lake Hot Springs are located on the northeast corner of the lake next to North Beach Rentals. They feature two hot mineral pools with a beautiful view of Bear Lake.
- Adult (Ages 12+) is $6
- Youth (6 to 11) is $4.50
- Five And Under is Free
Located in Garden City on Logan Canyon Rd. Open 7 days a week in the summer. 10:30AM - 11:00PM. $7.00 + tax for a single ride. Prices may change.