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Address: Pocatello, ID
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Area of Pocatello with surroundings rich in local history.

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We very much enjoyed poking around in all the little fun shops in the area. This is not an every-shop-is-the-same type of area either, they all offered something a bit different!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Karen K
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Pocatello, Idaho
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great place to shop local. I enjoy the First Friday Art Walk and The Revive at 5 on Wednesdays in the Summer. I also attend the Farmers market Summer Saturday mornings. And my dog has made many friends at the near by dog park.

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Thank NataliaHendricks
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

But downtown is not a destination...Methheads and drunks stroll around at night and the place is a ghostown on Sundays. The city has some great charm and is a great place to live but downtown would be better off torn down and replaced with buildings built in this century.

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Thank 'Wayne' H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed poking around in all the little fun shops in the area. This is not an every-shop-is-the-same type of area either, they all offered something a bit different!

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Thank Karen K
Pocatello, Idaho
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Old town is awesome! You can't just drive through it, you have to park and walk at least a block or two because the architectural detail on the buildings is just amazing! You almost feel like Studebaker's and 53' Chevy's are rumbling by while greasers are acting tough in front of girls in poodle skirts! If you walk too, there... More 

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1 Thank Matthew M
Pocatello, Idaho
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85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The past few years the city has been making some positive strides towards improving old town and its beginning to show. There are many fun shops great eats and cool old buildings.

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1 Thank Heather G
utah
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Just a really neat place to check out if you have time there are quite a few antique stores and food stops

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1 Thank 2moretravelers
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150 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure that this is necessarily a specifac destination. There are stores and businesses but it is nothing out of the ordinary compared to other business district in these rural areas. I do have to say that the City of Pocatello is making strides to make the area more inviting and friendly.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We were staying about a 10 minute drive away. The historic area is well marked as to how to get to it. Its the historic part of Pocatello with its historic churches. Its where some shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars at all. We were there on a Friday night and while people were there, in general, it was pretty quiet... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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230 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is just one of the very many old areas where the nicer people moved out for various reasons and there was nobody left to clean up and revitalize the hood. It is interesting to drive through in the daytime but doesn't appear very safe at night.

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1 Thank FLLSTAN
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Don't move there. And if you do be prepared to get used to the usual sites. Heroin needles in your garbage can. Crack heads everywhere. My kids almost got kidnapped right off my front step in 30 seconds. I saw prostitution. 4 crack houses within a 3 block radius of where I lived. Drunks 24/7. People constantly letting their dogs... More 

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