First established as only a post office, Mountain Home is now home to 15,000 residents. Friendly locals welcome visitors to the area that has small-town Idaho charm with big-city amenities.
A sense of community and pride is strong in Mountain Home and highlighted in the area’s many events. The Mountain Home Country Music Festival and the Endless Summer Festival of Beer aren’t to be missed. However, Air Force Appreciation Day, one of Idaho’s largest parades, is the must-see event of the year.
The Mountain Home Air Force Base is only 12 miles southwest of town. Now an Air Combat Command setting, the base was first established in 1943 as a bomber training base.
A jet charter airport in Mountain Home lands visitors at the Smith Prairie airport, just outside of town. Once deplaned, visitors will be able to start their Idaho experience right away.
Outdoor adventurers will have their pick of attractions. Whether it’s hiking to the top of the sand dunes at Bruneau Dunes State Park to take in the views or scaling mountainous back-wood trails, visitors will enjoy taking in the fresh air and scenery. Campers will appreciate the many camping sites where they can set up and gaze at the inky, unspoiled sky. Make sure not to sleep in too late as there are fish to catch in the Anderson Ranch Reservoir. Even winter offers heart-pounding fun in over 380 miles of snowmobiling trails near the reservoir.