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The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum

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Address: 110 E Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number: +1 208-776-5254
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If you want a taste of what this part of Idaho is all about, stop and visit this gem of a museum. It is part of the visitors center and well worth an hour of your time. It all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
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Logan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little museum about the history of the county. I really enjoyed it and thought the exhibits were meaningful.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We kind of wanted to go to this location as a second choice on a cool fall day however when we arrived at the location the sign said it was closed for the winter however It did have winter hours! Don't know when I'll be back in Pocatello don't know when I'll have time to actually see this location so... More 

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Mt. Vernon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

If you want a taste of what this part of Idaho is all about, stop and visit this gem of a museum. It is part of the visitors center and well worth an hour of your time. It all adds to the color of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

I had a big surprise with this museum. It has great intentions and does its best with the resources it has. It has lots of information about the area with pictures, and plenty of artifacts. There is a video but I did not watch it. You can stay there an hour or two. It also has a gift shop. Bathrooms... More 

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Caldwell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved they're little Museum! If you like to see how small towns got there start this museum has the answers. I just love their little Laura Ingalls bonnet. Staff was welcoming and friendly even though we sneak in about 4:55 when they close at 5 o'clock didn't rush us or anything. Will go back with more time to take pictures.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Surprisingly good, free, and lots and lots of history. Enjoyed it a lot. Nothing much to do in this town so see it!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

This museum located within the visitor center at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho is much larger than I expected. The information on local area history and the Native People who have long lived here is excellent. I've been to several museums in Idaho and found this one informative and charming. Allow more than an hour. Staff is very helpful!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very small local museum. Some interesting exhibits and artifacts to look at but after about a 1/2 hour you've seen pretty much everything.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are interested in the history of Lava hot springs then this is the place to stop first A great stopping point and very cool information !

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creswell, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

i just to love visiting local historical museums when I travel. this is one of the better examples of the genre. lots of physical artifacts packed into this museum. I was drawn to a first person account of a ww2 flyer who had parachuted to his capture printed out and clip bound, global history by a local.

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