Welcome to Gooding Idaho!

Gooding Idaho is a friendly little city in Southern Idaho that is a perfect place to live and locate your business. We have friendly businesses, great recreation, and wonderful schools. Let us show you around!

Golfing, skiing, boating, hunting, camping, bowling, horseshoes and summer city recreation programs are all part of the local year-round scene. Softball diamonds, indoor swimming pool, 3 city parks and tennis courts are all close to the downtown area.

About Gooding Idaho

Gooding, population 3,384, is located in South Central Idaho, a few miles from I-84, combining the friendly atmosphere of a small western community with easy access to the convenience of larger cities, i.e. Boise 98 miles to the west and Twin Falls, 33 miles east.

Established in 1907 and incorporated in 1908, the city of Gooding is located on 160 acres originally owned by Frank R. Gooding, a former Governor and Senator in Idaho.

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Gooding Idaho Recreation

There’s so much to do in the Gooding Idaho area!

Sight Seeing

Gooding City of Rocks

City of Rocks is an area of unusual and highly scenic rock formations. Erosion has carved fascinating spires and hoodoos from the underlying deposits of solidified volcanic ash. Excellent hiking, sightseeing, and solitude. About 15 miles north of Gooding on Highway 46, turn west at the BLM sign for City of Rocks. Follow the signs and travel about 7.5 miles on a generally well-maintained dirt road, which is suitable for passenger vehicles if conditions are dry.  For more about the geology of Gooding City of the Rocks click here.

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About the Gooding Chamber of Commerce

The Gooding Chamber of Commerce believes that the business community is an integral part of the livability of any city. Our Chamber embraces the commitment to help enhance the culture of the city while promoting the business community that will make business owners and residents alike proud.

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