15 Mar Rexburg: A City Rich in History and Natural Beauty
If you have never heard of Rexburg, Idaho, you are in for a treat once you discover this beautiful city. Incorporated in 1883, the city has withstood the test of time – even surviving the massively destructive Teton Dam Flood in June of 1976 that left most of the city underwater for several days.
Today, there are very few signs of the devastating flood, but the city has much to offer in the way of amenities and natural attractions. With much of the city resting on top of a shield volcano, Yellowstone National Park and Island Park are located within an hour from the city. Fortunately, eruptions are not expected to happen anytime in the near future, but the natural beauty of these volcanoes and their past activities can still be enjoyed and explored today. Some of the different types of volcanoes and volcanic attractions that exist near the city include cinder cones, lava fields, shield volcanoes, spatter cones and volcanic fissures.
Rexburg is also known for its rich historical connections with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not only was the city founded by Thomas Edwin Ricks, who was a prominent Mormon pioneer, but Rexburg is also home to the Brigham Young University-Idaho. It is also home to the Rexburg Idaho Temple, which was dedicated in 2008 and made the city just the third city in the state with an LDS temple.
Regardless of what you are here to see in Rexburg, we are confident you will find the Snake River Hideout to be the perfect jumping-off point. Contact us today to learn more!