First named Grove City because of the abundance of trees, Blackfoot is still a city of trees and parks including: Jensen Grove Park, (with its 2 mile Greenbelt Path around the lake), the Veteran's Memorial Park and the Old Courthouse Square. A challenging 18-hole golf course, considered one of the best in the state, lies next to Jensen Grove Lake, and the airport. The community swimming pool and hot tub are located on the southeast side of town and open year round.
Blackfoot is also home of The Eastern Idaho State Fair, which attracts thousands of visitors during the first week of September. Along with its base of agricultural and commercial exhibits, comes a fascinating variety of entertaining night shows, horse races, and a carnival.
The county seat of Bingham County, Blackfoot is the agricultural center of east Idaho's important potato industry. It is known as the Potato Capital of the World, and hosts the Idaho Potato Museum.