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Best Things to do in Eagle, Idaho Main Treasure Valley Life

Eagle, Idaho is a bustling suburban city in the Treasure Valley. Due to its location next to Boise--which is chock full of daytime, nighttime, and recreational activities--fun things to do in Eagle may get overshadowed. However, there is plenty of fun to be had in Eagle! Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Eagle.

Grinkers Grand Palace Video Arcade - 228 E Plaza Dr, Suite H

Grinkers Grand Palace is built for nostalgia. Be sure to bring plenty of quarters, because the arcade has over 300 arcade and pinball machines to play! If you played it growing up in the 80's, it's probably there. While you’re there, grab a drink and a sandwich to re-energize your playing abilities. Grinkers is open 7 days a week: Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-Midnight, Sunday 11 am-9 pm. The arcade is also available for birthday parties, business events, and private gatherings. Call 208-724-8169 for reservations and information. Single-day admittance is $4 for adults, $2 for kids age 6-17, and free for kids under 5. You can also pay for 3 or 12 month memberships for $24 or $96, respectively. Grinkers asks that guests take care of the machines because some of the parts to make repairs are rare or nearly impossible to find. That aside, don’t forget to have fun playing the games you grew up with.

Heritage Park - 185 E State Street

Heritage Park is a community park in the center of downtown Eagle. The main feature of the park is the gazebo. During the summer, the park hosts the Gazebo Concert Series, where local acts play music in the park throughout the summer. Food trucks are on site to provide food and drinks. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy some food and music after work. The park also features a ground level fountain for kids and dogs to play in in the summer. During the winter, the park has a large christmas tree for everyone to enjoy. Parking is available at the park. Heritage Park is open from dawn to dusk.

Firebird Raceway - 8851 Idaho Highway 16

Firebird Raceway opened in 1968. The quarter-mile drag strip is still under the ownership of the New family, who originally opened the track. In fact, Firebird Raceway was the first drag strip in America to be placed on the National Register for Historic Places in 2018. Racing runs from April through October. Racing is open to everyone who wants to drag race their car. There are events for professional and amateur racers, as well as events for people to bring their regular cars to race against their friends. Events like the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals are a great time to see professional top fuel dragsters as well as funny cars that reach over 200 mph in a quarter mile. It’s an event unlike any other in the state!

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards - 5900 Pearl Road

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards was opened in 2000 by Martha and Gary Cunningham. They started planting Rhone and Bordeaux vines in the Sawtooth Mountains north of Eagle. The volcanic ash, sandy loam, and granite pebbles in the soil, combined with the 3,000 foot elevation, are perfect for growing these types of vines. Today, 3 Horse Ranch is the largest family-owned winery in the State of Idaho. Currently, 3 Horse Ranch has 16 types of wine available to taste and buy. Bottles and cases can be bought at the winery, in stores, and online. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from Noon-6 pm. Be sure to check their calendar to learn about events, tastings, and tours.

Eagle Island State Park - 165 Eagle Island Parkway

Eagle Island State Park is a 545-acre park on the west side of Eagle. Originally, the park was used for agricultural purposes early in Eagle’s history. The land was bought by the State of Idaho in 1929 for use as a penitentiary farm. In 1983, the state developed the land as a park. The park is ordered on the north and the south by channels of the Boise River. The park features more than five miles of trails for walking, hiking or horseback riding. The park also offers swimming beaches, picnic areas and an 18-hole disc golf course. Non-motorized boats and paddle boards are allowed on the river. The waterslide is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Also, the park features 6 zip lines for the whole family to enjoy. In the winter, the park offers a tubing hill and ski/snowboard terrain park. Admission to the park is $5, same as all other Idaho State Parks. If you are a Idaho State Parks Passport holder, park admission is free.

Eagle Bike Park - 11200 Old Horseshoe Bend Road

Eagle Bike Park is part of the Eagle Sports Complex. The park has miles of established trails with jumps, bridges, and hills. The entire park is designed to be fun and accessible, yet challenging to riders of all skill levels. There are courses for BMX, downhill, and trail/endurance riding. The park has a very active Facebook page to keep riders and enthusiasts informed about changes, maintenance, and updates to the park.

BanBury Golf Course - 2626 Marypost Pl

BanBury Golf Course is one of the best golf courses in Eagle. Golf Digest consistently rates BanBury as one of the Top 10 golf courses in Idaho. The course features nearly 7,000 yards of playable area and was designed by famed golf course designer John Harbottle III. 9 holes costs $24.53 and 18 holes costs $39.62. BanBury is also one of the most popular venues for weddings and wedding receptions thanks to its large central pond and mature tree-lined fairways. Come by and experience some of the best golfing in the state!

VR1 - 1225 E Winding Creek Dr, Suite 110

VR1 is the first Virtual Reality arcade in Idaho. Come in and experience the unique spin on gaming where you are the controller. The games range from musical, to racing, to puzzle solvers, to exploration and role players. Multiplayer games are also available to play with friends. You can even play fitness-based games to burn up to 700 calories in one session! VR1 also partners with schools and educators to help students learn in the areas of anatomy, physics, history, astronomy, and more. There are a variety of ticket and reservation options. Check them out here.

Does living close to activities like these and so much more appeal to you? If you are looking to move to Eagle, Idaho, Check out Build Idaho to get in touch with our local experts and start your home buying journey.

 
Posted by AndrewS at 9/12/2019 12:06:00 AM
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