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Ketchum/Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum

180 1st Street East, Ketchum, ID 83340
208-726-8118
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Ranked #15 of 20 Attractions in Ketchum
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: This small museum chronicles the area's history on and off the slopes.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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184 reviews 184 reviews
86 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The gate was open so we could walk around the site and look at the old buildings. However, the Ski Museum was still closed with the sign "Closed due to unforeseen circumstances" still posted. You might wish to call first!

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Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Were Closed When They Were Supposed to Be Open! Went at 1 in the afternoon, on a Monday, and there was a sign on the door that they were closed for some "unforseen reason". We had scheduled our entire afternoon a round that to go there. Were they out of volunteers or? Small, and not much to speak of on... More

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Monroe, Utah, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great small museum. One building covers local history and another covers a brief history of skiing in the region. One docent was very busy covering the whole thing, but we enjoyed the stop

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Vancouver, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

we tried to go here, but they were closed for a remodel during the peak of ski season. What's that about? Why not do a remodel during the SUMMER when the winter sports enthusiasts aren't around? We would have liked to have gone here, but couldn't.

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Park City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

What a great museum to check out in Ketchum. Ski history and local history. Great videos on skiing at Sun Valley and also on Hemmingway.

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Good collection of old skis, history, and local ski icons! Another cabin has Wood River Valley History and even Hemmingways Typewriter ! Set in a Forest Service Town Park where they have free concerts occaisionally in the summer !

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Minneapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a small museum in a small town, however it is worth a visit to see the collection of historic ski equipment, history of the area, and information about Hemingway's time in Sun Valley. It is a fun stop in the beautiful downtown of Ketchum.

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Ketchum
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We always take our house guests through the Museum. Wonderful changing displays of Wood River Valley history. Knowledgeable staff and beautiful setting in Forest Service Park.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The museum exhibits featured local history, including the Hemingway era in the valley, as well as the local ski champions.

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Albany, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Self guided with a knowledgable monitor. Great exhibit!

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