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The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum

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

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English first
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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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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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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 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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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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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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midwest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is no charge for this museum and if you like antiques, they have a few nice ones on display here.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The SBCHCM is located on Main Street in the heart of Lava Hot Springs. The exhibits convey the history of the Lava Hot Springs area. Among the exhibits is one devoted to that segment of the Oregon Trail that passed through/near Lava Hot Springs. The exhibit is a nice complement to interpretations offered by other museums and historic sites along... More 

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