Lawson's Emu-Z-um
Lawson's Emu-Z-um
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22142 River Rd, Grand View, ID 83624-5016
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Sheryl B
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We really enjoyed our stop at the Lawson's museum. There are so many collectibles that it is impossible to mention them all. I would think there is something for everyone. We particularly enjoyed the artifacts from the town of Silver City which are now housed there.

Mrs. Lawson gave us a tour of the site and she was most gracious and informative.

It is well worth a stop if you are in the area.

We think we were the first people from Atlanta to see it, but hopefully we won't be the last.
Written June 29, 2021
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billbnq
Redmond, WA3 contributions
The museum is extraordinary! A slice of americana from many different perspectives, lovingly assembled by Jack and Belva Lawson. It's so easy to spend hours there exploring the mini-town they created. It's impeccably maintained, and it wraps so many things together - history, nostalgia, local culture, humor, the unexpected, a beautiful setting, and a welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to see the rock area, the Silver City historical section, the "mine", and of course, the emu. The museum itself is completely unique and wonderful, but the high point of our visit was talking with the Lawsons - such a warm and inspiring couple.
Written April 4, 2021
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Keith B
Alamogordo, NM214 contributions
What a great place to visit. This is a outstanding collection of interesting items and antiques. There are several buildings each with it's own theme. The hosts are great and have a wealth of knowledge. There's something for everyone here. We had our small do with us (service dog) and it wasn't a problem at all. She went with us in all the buildings. The website says you can see it all in an hour and you could, but you really need more time if you want to truly enjoy it. We probably spent 3 hours here and could have pent longer. Bring a lunch (or whatever depending on the time of day). There are no concessions here. I can't really say more other than its awesome and you need to go.
Written June 3, 2021
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Rosemary D
Idaho Falls, ID146 contributions
Couples
We called on a Tue when they are not normally open but Belva & Jack were able to graciously accommodate us. We were there 2 1/2 hours & it was not nearly enough time but we got to see everything in a fast forward way. You can see the pride & love they have put into the displays. I kept saying WOW when entering each building. This is truly a Gem for our Gem state. We have visited a lot of museums & this outshines them all!
Written April 2, 2019
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Kcp87
Ludlow, VT20 contributions
Couples
What a fun and interesting place. The owner's have a story for every piece you ask about. I would almost guarantee that whatever your interest is, they have a collection for it. Simply amazing! My husband is not much of a museum goer, but he said he was surprised, "It kept my interest through to the end." Make some time - we spent over 4 hours enjoying their collections.
Written April 16, 2018
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Jennifer P
Boise, ID98 contributions
Friends
Wow, wow, wow! This is a museum created from 60 years of love between Jack and Belva Lawson. What great host they were in showing us around and answering numerous questions.

The museum is located in a several different buildings around the property. It has everything imaginable carefully organized and set up in adult size dioramas.

Situated along the banks of the Snake River, you can bring a picnic and enjoy the panoramic views as well. Don't miss the two emus they have in the middle of the property.

Be sure to check their website for hours and days open. It cost $10 per person and is absolutely worth it!
Written May 1, 2017
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197Fireman24
Citrus Springs, FL16 contributions
Couples
We were directed to this Museum by the owners of A Hot Spring swimming pool in Givens, Id. It is owned by a couple with the last name of Lawson and is an unbelievable collection of everything that you can possibly imagine. It is arranged in approx. 15 to 20 buildings in a way that you will not believe. My wife and I spent 3 3/4 hours there and could have spent that amount more. This is their collection of many years, along with two building of things from Silver City, which is an old mining ghost town nearby There love and passion of what this is, will be very clear to you when you leave. When we left, we felt as though we had know these people all our lives. I told Mrs Lawson I was going to ask her a question and I believe I will stump you. She said what's the question. I asked her if there was anything they didn't have, she paused and answered no, I think you stumped me. We left Florida may 15th and this has been the highlight of our trip. Don't miss this one. They are open Sat and Sun 9 to 5 and during the week by appointment. They live right there, so an appointment is not difficult. The phone number is (208) 834-2397. There is a $10.00 admission charge and well worth ten times that. (SERIOUSLY) I believe there is a website, but don't have the address. Google EMU-Z-UM. You won't regret the visit. They have RV parking. MY WIFE HAS RENAMED IT " THE AWESOME LAWSON MUSEUM"
Written August 20, 2015
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Christy-Brian N
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More that we could see in several hours but absolutely worth the drive!! If you want to see up close what life was like back in the older days in the area you have to go see it! Extremely laid back there and do what you want on your time there but hopefully you can chat with the owners and learn some extra stuff (only if you ask) I feel like young kids would have fun for the 1st hour and possibly get restless at least our 3 boys are like that! Must do, great day!
Written April 10, 2021
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Kristi Adams
4 contributions
awesome place. everyone should go. the collections are amazing. very clean and friendly. Owners are very nice and love what they do here.
Written March 6, 2020
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Robert F.
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Ya have to see it to believe it!

My wife & I visited the museum on a Wednesday of October 16 2019 after calling ahead of time to schedule a visit during the off season. The Lawson's were there to greet us and start the tour in which I thought would last approximately an hour but I was wrong because there is so much to see. It is amazing work & devotion they have put into displaying all the artifacts & attractions that are a reminder of our early history and culture. Bring your camera though because there are so many things of different interest for everyone. Some exhibits are inside while others are outside or roof covered so a flash may come in handy for indoors and a sunny day would be a plus for nice pics outside. The mocked up gas station/garage was my favorite as old cars, gas pumps and vintage signs are my thing and as for my wife it was the old Native American pieces and wall art. It was little over two hours for us to see everything and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to visit the Emu-Z-um and put it as an addition to there future bucket list.
Written October 18, 2019
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