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Address: 610 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208 334 2120
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Delightful afternoon spent walking outside in beautiful Julia Davis Park. Lots of entertainment at the Bandshell with Marimba, Irish dance, Chinese dancers, Ballet Folklorico... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Delightful afternoon spent walking outside in beautiful Julia Davis Park. Lots of entertainment at the Bandshell with Marimba, Irish dance, Chinese dancers, Ballet Folklorico performing, and Ellie Shaw singing great 1950's swing-era jazz. There was Jousting and Armored-men matches. Strolling historic-dressed characters such as Ben Franklin and Davy Crockett. Tents with historic dress from Medieval, Colonial and early Idaho settlers.... More 

Fremont, California
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3,008 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

When we were in Boise we went to the Idaho Historical Museum, but discovered it was going through renovation. We did get to see some of the outside exhibts. At the Idaho History Society Adminstration Office Building, which is by the Old Penitentiary area of Idaho, they did have a free and excellent exhibit to see there on President Abraham... More 

Wilder, Idaho
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112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Always enjoy spending time in a museum...large variety of nice exhibits...been here s couple of times before...nice to stop by occasionly

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Payson, Utah
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54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The presentation of artifacts in this museum was very well-done. They have areas set up like a saloon, parlor, school, etc.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For $5 you can learn quite a bit about the history of Boise and Idaho. This museum is your typical state history museum and as such is enjoyable and educational. It is located next to the art museum and rose garden in a park setting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a satisfying museum for both adults and children. Adults will admire the huge beautiful saloon, find it interesting to look at home furnishings from homes in the past and appreciate learning about the impressive explorations of Lewis and Clark. Who knew that they were accompanied by explorers from Hawaii?? Children will enjoy dressing up as explorers or as... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Our family loves history, and if a museum can make history fun and interactive, all the better. My kids played a checkers game called Cows vs. Sheep and then they spent an unbelievable amount of time playing with the huge potato. They loved that potato. Let me explain about the potato: Its a huge plaster thing and there are various... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great overview of the history of the greatest state in the Union. We liked the intimate atmosphere, displays, and the eagerness of the staff to share more background on interesting events.

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you enjoy the historical aspect of cities and states, you won't be disappointed. The cost was very reasonable and I enjoyed the displays and historical information.

Boise, ID.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Living in Idaho, I have been to the museum many times and it's a good one, a lot of interesting information about the wonderful history of Idaho. A MUST see if you are visiting Idaho or living here.


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