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Old Town

Pocatello, ID
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Pocatello
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: Area of Pocatello with surroundings rich in local history.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Pocatello, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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pocatello
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201 reviews 201 reviews
86 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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27 reviews 27 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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Titusville
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1,087 reviews 1,087 reviews
762 attraction reviews
800 helpful votes 800 helpful votes
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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Malad
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

a few interesting shops and restaurants. Not a must stop destination but many interesting things while wandering around

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Pocatello Idaho
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

There are several unique shops and it is fun to wander in and out of them. Some of them are quite expensive. Old town is looking much better with their beautiful plants and the Christmas lights. Farmers' Market is super

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Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Like most cities that build malls...the downtown dies! This is no exception. There are stores there...thrift stores, antique stores, head shops and plenty of bars but nothing special! The mall is the saddest mall ever too!!

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