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Idaho Historical Museum

610 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
208 334 2120
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Ranked #18 of 86 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
33 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Kingston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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.

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Boise, ID.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Front desk assistant was very helpful, I can't remember his name, I think it was Sean. He was very nice and very accommodating. We weren't sure if photography is allowed inside the museum and they told us it is allowed. And at the end of our visit, we had to participate and we even got a souvenir glass. It was... More

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McCall, Idaho
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29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

not sure why i never hear more about the museum...but we love coming here! ever since i was little we have made special trips to visit the museum! idaho is full of history and culture and this museum captures it all so well!!! if you value your history and take pride in this state you should definitely go support them!

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Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Visited the museum to view the 150 exhibits from around the State. Clean, quiet and well laid out. My parents enjoyed the history as well.

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Nampa, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My child's school went there and I volunteered to go with them on the bus. It was the best. My child was doing a report about Indians, and she really gathered a lot of information for her report. Se got an A-. But that's okay. :)

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