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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 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had read some of expedition experiences an was impressed by the sets. They made the reading I had done come alive. Also many things I had not read about the local creatures made a well rounded picture.

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henderson, Nv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When we visited, the rotating exhibit was the race to the south pole. As we were very familiar with this since we have seen documentaries on PBS etc., it was not that great for us. However, if you are not familiar with this Topic, it is very interesting and VERY well done. The exhibits that are always there are quite... More

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Every time I visit Idaho Falls, I go to this museum. The exhibits are always outstanding. I've seen Bodies, a guitar exhibit, and this most recent one - Race to the Pole. All are very organized. Admission is not a huge expense, making it a very pleasurable experience. Great attraction in Idaho Falls!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Highly recommended if you have a spare couple of hours. Great exhibits. We were there during the Race to the Pole Exhibit, which was very interesting. No photos are allowed in the exhibit, everywhere else is okay. They offer military discounts. Free parking.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Museum has traveling exhibits that are outstanding! Watch their website for their schedule. Would recommend it!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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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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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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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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