In 1904, settlers began swarming the Heyburn area looking for homesteads to claim. The land and river that attracted them still entices residents and visitors today. These are the top 10 things to do in this charming town.
1. Pop into the Mini-Cassia Visitor Center
The friendly folks of the Mini-Cassia (short for Minidoka and Cassia County) Chamber of Commerce would be happy to help you plan your Southern Idaho adventure. Stop by for area maps, visitor guides, and event information.
2. Indulge in Stevo’s famous Idaho fries and fry sauces
This longtime local favorite was founded by a potato farmer who wanted a place to get some fresh, Idaho fries. Stevo’s incredible fries and famous dipping sauces accompany generous main courses.
3. Walk or ride the trail at Riverside Park
Walkers and cyclists can take in the beautiful Snake River on shore-side paved paths. Enjoy gorgeous mountain views, eat al fresco at a picnic pavilion, and explore the Heyburn Arboretum.
4. Rent a kayak on the Snake River
Come summer, the stretch of the Snake River near Heyburn is swarming with water-sports lovers. Rent a single or tandem kayak or stand-up paddleboard and join the fun!
5. Taste the delicious ice cream and cheese at Gossner Magic Valley Chalet
Gossner’s is quite possibly the only place where you can order black licorice ice cream. Not tempted? Try another handmade ice cream flavor, their famous cheese curds, and other local goodies.
6. Ride the slide at Kasota Park
Kasota Park is the ultimate destination for camping and family fun. Two pools and three water slides keep you cool on hot summer days. You can also enjoy a corn maze, zip line, golf, tennis, baseball, and more.
7. Stroll through the Heyburn Arboretum
Discover hundreds of trees, shrubs, and flowers from around the world planted along the Snake River. You’ll also find a quaint covered bridge and fun concerts in the amphitheater.
8. Go bass fishing off the docks of the Snake River
This is one of the best spots for bass in Idaho! Smallmouth fishing peaks in June and continues into September. You might also hook a rainbow trout or catfish while you’re at it.
9. Grab a burger with great views at Upper Crust Bistro
The Upper Crust is uniquely situated on top of the Magic Valley Chalet and offers fantastic river views. Stop in for handcrafted burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads.
10. Watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July
There’s nothing like an Independence Day celebration in a small town. Check out dazzling fireworks, live music, and more family fun at Heyburn’s beautiful amphitheater.
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