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Museum of Idaho

200 North Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
(208) 522-1400
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Idaho Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Imagine an encounter with a giant dinosaur, the allure of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the fascination of seeing the delicate intricacies of the human... more » Owner description: Imagine an encounter with a giant dinosaur, the allure of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the fascination of seeing the delicate intricacies of the human body, or learning about the world's most-famous boy-king. At the Museum of Idaho, you can surround yourself with these wonders of the world.The Museum of Idaho is the inter-mountain west’s premier museum in providing nationally and internationally acclaimed exhibits to the surrounding areas. Showcasing both traveling and permanent exhibits, we are dedicated to preserving and educating the public in the sciences, the humanities, and the natural and cultural history. Upcoming 2013 exhibits includeCarousels: Art and History in Motion: January 25th – May 27th, GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World: Jun 14th – Nov. 30th, and Olde Fashioned Christmas and Winter Festivals: *Dec. 12th, 2013 – Jan 4th, 2014 *Dates subject to change. Please call the front desk to verify* « less
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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really like the variety of exhibits that the museum has. The staff is very friendly and professional. I've heard a rumor that a pirates exhibit is in the near future and that sounds fun!

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Festus, Missouri
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a "top of the line" exhibition, usually reserved for large venues. The Museum of Idaho, in Idaho Falls, was very fortunate to procure this outstanding exhibit! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour. Get it while it's hot!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

GO GO GO!!! The presentation at the Museum of Idaho are FANTASTIC! For a town the size of Idaho Falls we get some of the best presentations. The current event about the Artic Explorers is only in two cities in the USA. If you are taking a break before heading on to Jackson or Yellowstone this is your best bet.... More

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Menan, I
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We have seen several exhibits at the Museum of Idaho. My favorite is the permanent exhibit of Idaho History and culture. It's also nice that they continue to update and offer new exhibits. It has been educational for us to take our children and grandchildren to the museum. My only complaint is the cost. It has not been very busy... More

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Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The brochure I had said there was a t-Rex display and a mammoth. When we got there I saw no sign of either. Granted I didn't get through the whole museum due to my grandpas leg but still. Other than that it was awesome. I learned a lot of stuff I really didn't know about. It was very informative.

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pocatello
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201 reviews 201 reviews
86 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been going to this particular museum for many years. They always get interesting exhibits that are worth seeing. The ones that I have seen were Sue the T-Rex, mammoths, robotic bugs, the Bible and dead sea scrolls, Bodies the Exhibit and many others. Each time I have gone I have always came out more enlightened about our world.... More

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Enjoyed the traveling display on the race to the South Pole. In the Idaho section there is an interesting walk through town in earlier times.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This small-town museum pulls in exhibits that are rare, even in the big-city museum world. E.g., the "Race to the End of the Earth" exhibit has been seen in only 2-3 other U.S. museums (NYC, Smithsonian); when it leaves here, it goes to Europe. And that kind of rare exposure is their forte.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This museum is a treasure for this area-it is bringing in many of the big name exhibits that wouldn't normally visit smaller states. Well worth the admission and your time. We saw Rock & Roll exhibit of guitars-outstanding. The people are great to talk to

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Museum always has a great exhibit worth visiting. During Christmas, there is no admission fee and there are holiday items on display- nativities, Santas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah along with gingerbread houses made by local residents. There is also a terrific area with lots of historical information and archives about Idaho Falls. There is a neat children's area that has... More

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