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The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum

110 E Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
208-776-5254
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Type: History Museums
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- Jul 1, 2014
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Sandy, Utah, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fun stop to get a good grip on this area. It is very interesting to see all the memorabilia that they have collected. The hosts are full of information about all aspects of this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you want to see some very interesting exhibits and really get a feel for how long the hot springs came about and the history of the place, this is a very interesting museum. They changed their exhibits from time to time so going back after you see that makes it worthwhile. The folks that staff the museum are very... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I love history and this little town definitely has a lot of it. The exhibits were so personable. Really cool stuff.

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Lehi, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I am a history buff, so I enjoy historical museums. This museum has pictures of the pools before they were commercialized. They also had artifacts from the early settlers of Bannock County. It was very accessible and the staff was very pleasant and friendly. I took my husband there to show him the story of the Ligers, and we both... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This very nice museum is located in a small town in a unique part of Eastern Idaho. The region originally was the wintering grounds for the Shoshone Native peoples because of the hot springs. The museum presents this information as well as the migration of the French fur traders, Lewis & Clark expedition, arrival of the railroad, and religious migration... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I always stop at this little museum when in town. Considering how tiny the town is the museum is actually pretty interesting. I always learn something new.

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Sandy
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This museum in Lava is free to walk through-I believe they accept donations. I loved seeing part of the past history of the town of Lava. They had all different type of items from War era uniforms and stories and Indian artifacts of the area. They had a display where you could touch animal fur and guess what type it... More

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Ballston Spa, New York
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We were wandering around the "downtown" of Lava and happened upon this museum. It was so nice to be warmly welcomed as we entered. This museum is truly a labor of love with so much local history in it. Since I am from upstate New York so much was new to me even though I have done some travelling around... More

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CA
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The best museum by far. Very educational and people are friendly. The museum director is awesome. We will go back. Very cool.

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Lava Hot Springs, ID
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

When visiting the Museum it always makes me think of how times used to be and how grateful I am for how things have changed to make life easier.

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