We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Idaho State Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights
A beautiful new addition to Boise

This newly remodeled museum is a great way to spend part of a day in Boise. Located next to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
Wow! Expanded and enhanced

After being closed for a few years for expansion and remodeling, the Idaho State Museum reopened on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dale H
Boise, Idaho
Read all 67 reviews
All photos (22)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potatoes”(6 reviews)
“display”(14 reviews)
The Idaho State Museum is a fun, interactive experience where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore the story of Idaho! Featuring over 514 artifacts on display, 800 photographs, and 46 individual multimedia exhibits, the museum shows...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702-7646
+1 208-334-2120
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Boise
from $73.00
More Info
from $180.00
More Info
from $149.00
More Info
from $68.00
More Info
Reviews (67)
Filter reviews
66 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews potatoes historical museum display idaho exhibits remodeling
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having seen some of the special areas of Idaho, like Silver City and Shoshone Falls in person, I'd suggest that route 1st if you can do it. Otherwise, the exhibits at the New Idaho State Museum can at least show you what you are missing....More

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The old museum was just fine, but now it's been renovated so that means the standard museum displays have been replaced by "interactive" experiences suitable for sixth graders.

Thank RichardBoise
Reviewed 1 week ago

This newly remodeled museum is a great way to spend part of a day in Boise. Located next to the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and the Boise Zoo it is a great places for families to “hang out”

Thank Annie19a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being closed for a few years for expansion and remodeling, the Idaho State Museum reopened on October 12 to much acclaim and for good reason. My wife and I went to see the textile exhibition which showed the inaugural gowns of many of Idaho's...More

1  Thank Dale H
Idaho State H, Public Relations Manager at Idaho State Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dale, Thank you so much for the kind words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the new Idaho State Museum. We've got some fun events lined up in the coming months and hope to see you again soon! -Mark

Reviewed February 19, 2018

We only spent a day in Boise, but wanted to make sure we visited the historical museum of Idaho. The clerk at the front desk was very friendly and offered us directions to the Arrow rock Dam which I highly recommend. They were in renovation...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed April 25, 2017

I came upon the little log house style building while walking about feeling a surprise because I have visited Boise off and on for 40 years and never knew it was there! The gals inside told me it is their temporary quarters while the "real"...More

Thank Val M
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The museum is currently housed in a temporary building since they are remodeling the real site. It is a small collection of exhibits but worth visiting. It had many interesting things to see. Free.

2  Thank Ruth M
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We went to the Idaho Historical Museum when it was "The Museum comes to Life" with reenactment by local people dressed up in period costumes. This was such a wonderful experience and I plan to attend it again. It made the museum more entertaining and...More

2  Thank barbaracZ3624XA
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Abutting the Julia Davis Park, The Discovery Center, and the Boise City Zoo, this museum features rich displays covering the history of the city of Boise as well as the State. The displays are well thought out and filled with lots of information regarding the...More

1  Thank mdcastle
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Really wanted to see the two headed calf but arrived on a Saturday. The museum is closed on weekends. Very disappointing. Surely a lot of tourists miss out??

Thank Sarah B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 59 nearby hotels
Inn at 500 Capitol
483 reviews
.07 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise Downtown
1,237 reviews
.13 miles away
Residence Inn Boise Downtown/City Center
93 reviews
.14 miles away
The Grove Hotel
1,023 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 880 nearby restaurants
41 reviews
.18 miles away
97 reviews
.18 miles away
77 reviews
.08 miles away
P.F. Chang's
162 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 237 nearby attractions
Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
237 reviews
.15 miles away
Julia Davis Park
212 reviews
.07 miles away
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
186 reviews
.27 miles away
Boise Public Library
63 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Malia O
October 18, 2018|
Response from Dale H | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adults, $8 for veterans, seniors and children 5-18 and children under 5 free.