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Address: 110 E Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number: 208-776-5254
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Surprising and varied historical collection

This museum located within the visitor center at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho is much larger than I expected. The information on local area history and the Native People who have long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum located within the visitor center at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho is much larger than I expected. The information on local area history and the Native People who have long lived here is excellent. I've been to several museums in Idaho and found this one informative and charming. Allow more than an hour. Staff is very helpful!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very small local museum. Some interesting exhibits and artifacts to look at but after about a 1/2 hour you've seen pretty much everything.

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Thank Beemer54
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are interested in the history of Lava hot springs then this is the place to stop first A great stopping point and very cool information !

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creswell, Oregon, United States
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

i just to love visiting local historical museums when I travel. this is one of the better examples of the genre. lots of physical artifacts packed into this museum. I was drawn to a first person account of a ww2 flyer who had parachuted to his capture printed out and clip bound, global history by a local.

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Thank John K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I enjoyed learning about the history of Lava Hot Springs, studying and learning about the displayed historical items, and especially about the local native peoples.

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Thank LisetteLucense
Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank just42day
Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 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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Thank Paula S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Clay M
SLC
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank shine_onSlc
Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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