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The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum

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Address: 110 E Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number: 208-776-5254
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A wonderfully-kept small museum. Free but donation requested. Gives some insight into small town life in southeastern Idaho from about 1870 through the astronaut era.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Salt Lake City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wonderfully-kept small museum. Free but donation requested. Gives some insight into small town life in southeastern Idaho from about 1870 through the astronaut era.

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Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The museum is small and informative. Lots of interesting facts and items from many sources. Loved the 1924 operating room setup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Cool little place packed with history and artifacts its free and something to do while in lava. There is a wide variety of artifacts from the old bank vault that now holds equipment from the old hospital to soldier uniforms and guns, to railroad workers tools. Neat place

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SLC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

cute little place with a diverse selection of local artifacts and information on display. its free so worth a walk through

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Pocatello, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Enjoyed the museum. Lady was very knowledgeable and kind. Saw many interesting artifacts. A great little place to visit, I thoroughly recommend visiting.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum was great. We learned quite a bit about the area. Ironically we have been going to Lava for years and never went to the museum. It had tons of interesting stories and pieces of history.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Local, informative, relevant to area, and authentic in natural, regional history and people. Much recommended

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The South Bannock County Historical Museum is a great place to learn about the area. The exhibits are interesting-providing information about the area in a way that is very interesting. Many exhibits put a human face on the historical information-talking about rancher ... While we were there, some children were practicing for an area history play they will put on.... More 

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Smithfield, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The museum was in an old bank building and was a bit cramped, but filled with a lot of local history and artifacts! There was no charge to enter; however they do accept donations... Definitely worth the 30 - 45 minutes walking through. The Docent was very friendly and knowledgeable!

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a fun little museum. They have tons of old year books that are entertaining to look through. The staff is all super friendly.

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