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Idaho State Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth the wait!

The new Idaho State Museum is fantastic. It’s full of interesting information and very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
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Newly remodeled

I had a chance to visit the newly remodeled museum. When I lived in Boise it was a favorite place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yachats, Oregon
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“potatoes”(7 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
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610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702-7646
+1 208-334-2120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new Idaho State Museum is fantastic. It’s full of interesting information and very interactive!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ecarlson2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chance to visit the newly remodeled museum. When I lived in Boise it was a favorite place to bring out of town visitors to get a sense of Idaho’s history. The upgrades that have been done make this even more representative of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yachats70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here early enough in the day to make sure you're not rushed in the end. We were there a couple hours but ran out of time when they kicked us out at closing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour in the museum with our friends and talked about different pictures. We watched a few short movies on the five Indian tribes of Idaho and admired the exhibits containing artifacts. The navy training faculty image became personal as our friend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank davepamn
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Great little historical museum. The interactive basement was fun for kids and adults. Very clean and put together nicely. Lots of artifacts. The only problem I found was that there were no explanations on most artifacts. Just tags telling you what it was and who...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cherrychassis
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Huge amount of information on total history of Idaho. Bottom floor had a huge interactive center great for younger children. Newly updated and really clean it was a really great visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Boisebum1234
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I went here with relatively low expectations but this place blew me out of the water! There are so many different displays and there are tons of interactive sections. We were in there for nearly 2 1/2hrs, and we had to leave because they were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HipStarSavage
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

I attended an event at this venue. I am so glad I had a chance to visit. It gave a great overview on the many elements of ID history - from the great fire of 1910 and resulting changes to Forest Management, to he Basque...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cherylf235
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Whether you live here or not, I don't, there will be something to make the visit worthwhile - and as a newcomer I found more than four hours of material. The new museum is well-designed, dividing the exhibits into geographical regions in one section, native...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SeniorTravelerTF
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great place with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. The museum is not expensive to get in. It will take a few hours to ensure you see everything. I recommend a membership for it may take more than one visit. I have went multiple times and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 537jeniferb
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October 18, 2018|
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$10 for adults, $8 for veterans, seniors and children 5-18 and children under 5 free.