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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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- Oct 12, 2014
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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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Sandy, Utah, United States
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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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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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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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