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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, Museums
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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
“So Cool”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Lehi, Utah
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Fun to look at the historical pics”
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 quoted Napoleon Dynamite and laughed!

Visited February 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Treasure of History”
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 (Mormons) to the area. Lots to read and look at. The curator was helpful but not intrusive, as I was the only person there on a Saturday afternoon, after the summer season was over. The town was having an Oktoberfest (I did not check this out) and there were a couple more persons who arrived in museum while I was there. There is no entrance fee, however, there is a donation box, which most likely covers the lights and minor upkeep.This small, but expansive museum is worth the stop in a very unique small town of Eastern Idaho.

Visited October 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
“Always interesting”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Sandy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Lots of History”
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 was when you lifted it up the answer was there...I was amazed to see how think and warm some of the fur was!!!
Just a great museum and very interesting!!!

Visited January 2013
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