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Idaho Historical Museum

Address: 610 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208 334 2120
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Ranked #19 of 128 things to do in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Wilder, Idaho
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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196 reviews 196 reviews
39 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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