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Idaho Historical Museum

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214 S Broadway Ave, Temporary Location, Boise, ID 83702-7646
+1 208-334-2120
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Great diverse and engaging historical walk through of Idaho's history

I love museums and I love history but I was still really surprised how much I enjoy this museum... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2013
Kari D
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Boise, Idaho
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Fun for all ages!

We came for an afternoon visit on a Saturday. As a kid I loved this museum for the saloon area, and... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2013
Jenny H
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I love museums and I love history but I was still really surprised how much I enjoy this museum. They had quite a variety of topics; geology (would have liked more of that), Native Americans (needed more time as it was fairly extensive), pioneer life,...More

1  Thank Kari D
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We came for an afternoon visit on a Saturday. As a kid I loved this museum for the saloon area, and the two headed calf--it's still there! The old familiar exhibits looked better than ever and the new "Essential Idaho" exhibit was really interesting. What...More

1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I knew Boise and Idaho had a colorful past, but this trip was awesome. We will visit again during the week when school is still in session.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you want to learn about the history of Idaho and its cultural diversity, this is the place. Well-designed exhibits take you from prehistoric times to the present.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Very small museum, however lots of great Idaho historical information inside. Some of the exhibits looked a little dated, but presented information nonetheless. I was not completely blown away by the museum, however I did feel that it was worth visiting. Plus side is its...More

1  Thank Chloeebelle
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Nothing to shout about but it meets the needs for Idaho's history. Attractive displays, good information. Right in the park so you can make a day of it.

Thank Gena C
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is such a fun museum with tons of interesting facts about Idaho's past from pre-statehood to the modern day. This is also a great and inexpensive way to teach kids about history; and should be a must-see for everyone who calls themselves an Idahoan....More

2  Thank EpiDoc
Reviewed January 27, 2013

On my initial trip to Idaho, the IHM gave me an appreciation and greater understanding of the state's past. Don't miss the Lewis & Clark exhibit, which is rich with content and detail about that fascinating period of the area's history.

2  Thank Suds T
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This the way a museum should feature itself. It has great displays that are always available but for this event there were period costume individual who was acting as if they were in their time frame. You could ask questions as you were talking to...More

Thank LarryG77
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stopped by this museum on a Sunday after visiting Zoo Boise as it was nearby, but we found out it was closed on Sundays. It was also closed the next day, as it was a Columbus Day. Tuesday we were flying home but got...More

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