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15 Best and Fun Things To Do In Sun Valley, Idaho

This alpine resort community tucked away in the Sawtooth National Forest is an ideal getaway for those seeking an escape from the city without having to sacrifice too many creature comforts.

It offers the perfect blend of rugged nature with a touch of indulgence, as well as a plethora of outdoor activities and entertainment options.

From skiing and snowboarding on the nearby mountains during the winter, to hiking, biking, golfing, and fishing, Sun Valley has something for everyone!

It also hosts a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year, including Ketch’em Alive & Jazz in the Park, among others.

In addition, you’ll find dozens of excellent dining options scattered around town where you can sample dishes made from fresh, locally-grown ingredients.  

If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to visit on your next break, check out our list of additional attractions and activities below so you can make the most out of your trip

The 15 Most Popular Things To Do In Sun Valley, Idaho

15. Gimlet Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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Location: Triumph ID

14. Regional History Museum

4.8 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

Location: 180 1st Street E Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 8118

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13. Ore Wagon Museum

4.1 ★★★★☆ (13 reviews)


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Location: 500 East Ave Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 7820

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12. White Clouds

4.5 ★★★★★ (52 reviews)

Location: Sun Valley Trail Sun Valley ID

Tel:  208 622 2251

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11. Rotary Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (74 reviews)


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Location: 1177 Warm Springs Road Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 7831

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10. Atkinson Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (83 reviews)


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Location: 900 3rd Ave Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 7820

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9. Sawtooth Botanical Garden

4.6 ★★★★★ (200 reviews)

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Location: 11 Gimlet Road Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 9358

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8. Sun Valley Lake

3.0 ★★★☆☆ (2 reviews)

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7. Gilman Contemporary

5.0 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)


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Location: 661 Sun Valley Road Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 7585

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6. Gail Severn Gallery

4.8 ★★★★★ (9 reviews)

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Location: 400 1st Ave N Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 5079

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5. Dollar Mountain

4.4 ★★★★☆ (15 reviews)

4. Sun Valley Museum of Art

4.6 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)

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Location: 191 5th Street E Ketchum ID

Tel:  208 726 9491

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3. Bald Mountain

4.8 ★★★★★ (29 reviews)

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2. Elkhorn Golf Club

4.4 ★★★★☆ (58 reviews)


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Location: 100 Badeyana Dr Sun Valley ID

Tel:  208 622 2271

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1. Hemingway Memorial

4.7 ★★★★★ (93 reviews)

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Location: Sun Valley ID

Tel:  208 622 2135

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Sun Valley, Idaho! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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