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Old Town

Pocatello, ID
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Pocatello
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: Area of Pocatello with surroundings rich in local history.
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Pocatello, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is a run down shady area. You feel like you need to watch your back in this part of town. Stick to the east side or Chubbuck.

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Central CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Their Old Town area is right on the brink if being revitalized. Worth a walk, really nice merchants, and great potential.

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Blackfoot, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

just the look and feel of old town is awesome love pegusus book store , and greek gyro , also buddys on the other side of town is a great place

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There has been some attempt to revive the old centre and it is intersting to see old buildings and adverts painted on the walls but we visited it at 10.30 in the morning and nothing was open although the shops looked interesting and off beat.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Pocatello's artistic scene is bringing Old Town alive. Friday night art walks feature local artists, and there are many of them. There are is also the annual Rocky Mountain Writers' Festival, which takes place in April, and will celebrate its 25th year in 2015. It goes on for almost a week and includes local talent as well as authors from... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Well, I'm living here almost 4 years. This is a college town, a small and dying city, what to expect? I have been in many old town but, this one gets my petty because of it's poor condition. Except Christmas time(as streets and shops are decorated with pretty lights and decorations) I don't like this place at all. Super slow,... More

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Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
90 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Now Old Town Pocatello is old hence the name being called Old Town Pocatello. I like this location because it does hold a treasure trove of history about the community. Also, my family helped establish it for that reason I like it. Now to me the best time to be there is during the winter. The reason being is that... More

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Fishkill, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you're visiting Pocatello and have some spare time this is worth a stroll but it is not a "destination". I likely wouldn't even get off the highway for it if I was passing through but it is nice to see some effort being made to combat the ever growing mall shopping experience. Don't expect too much and you won't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This area was the least favorite of our visit to Pocatello and I admit there isn't much they can do about it. Like so many small towns that try to attract businesses that don't fit a mall type atmosphere, Old Town comes out average (not good, not bad); nothing to bring you back or say "I'm glad I took the... More

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Senior Contributor
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I love old buildings and am very nostalgic therefore I love Old Town. Many shop keepers are restoring or enhancing their buildings making it more charming all the time. There is magic in individual shops you can't get in a mall atmosphere. The restaurants are quaint too.

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