Making your way through Pocatello, about 160 miles north of Salt Lake City, start in the city’s historic downtown. Often dubbed Old Town Pocatello, city leaders have done a lot to keep the area revived and thriving. 

Historic walking tours of the downtown feature numerous buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that are listed on the National Historic Registry. Today, the buildings house antique shops, sporting goods stores, book shops, bakeries, restaurants, art galleries and more.

An interesting stop in Pocatello will be at the Palace Theatre, which features fine dining and live performances. A few of the 2023 season shows include NewsiesSchool of Rock and Sister Act.

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Pocatello is also home to the Idaho Museum of Natural History, which features exhibits on what Idaho was like during the Ice Age, a rock collection and much, much more. The museum is operated by Idaho State University. 

A local leader in the restaurant space is the Yellowstone, which is right at the entrance of downtown and is in the old Yellowstone Hotel, which was built in 1916. The building is also known for its paranormal sightings. In 2021, the Yellowstone Restaurant owners Rory and Jennifer Erchul invited a paranormal research team in to investigate, reported East Idaho News.

Whether or not that’s your kind of experience, a trip to Pocatello will give visitors a lot to dive into.