- The list below includes 52 free or cheap things to do in or near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, including 41 different types of inexpensive activities like Ziplines, Scenic Railroads, Rafting and Movie Theaters.
- From Cascade Raft & Kayak to Zip Line Idaho, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Horseshoe Bend and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boise, Meridian, Eagle and Garden City.
On a railroad built in 1913, the Thunder Mountain Line will take its clients on sightseeing trips on two routes: the Horseshoe Bend Route and the Montour Route. There are three types of fare, from the standard to the executive one.
As a haven for vintage arcade games, Grinkers Grand Palace offers a variety of 80s machines available for a quarter each game. The arcade also has a restaurant that serves grilled sandwiches and a bar with beer on tap.
A discount movie theater, Northgate Reel Theatre features six screens used to show second-run movies. The theater offers all digital projection and sound as well as a snack bar with food, drinks and seating in the lobby.
The Hulls Gulch Nature Trail is a collection of trails of varying difficulty. The most popular trail is the 3.8 mile Hull's Gulch Interpretive Trail, for pedestrian use only (no bikes.) Many of the trails, however, are mountain bike friendly.
Baseball fans can enjoy minor league play at Hawks Memorial Stadium. Home to the Boise Hawk team, the stadium hosts a full schedule of games, special evenings (such as fireworks night), and even rents out the facility for private events.
Les Bois Park is a thoroughbred race track that runs a summer schedule of live raceing each year. The track also offers pari-mutuel wagering, off-track betting to other tracks, and has various snack areas and a restaurant and bar.