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The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting small town museum

This small museum is very interesting for such a small town. There is a lot of info displayed in a... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
BernieandJune
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Great Museum

I had a big surprise with this museum. It has great intentions and does its best with the resources... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2016
teresa3000
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110 E Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

It is a basic museum with some interesting information. The quality of the exhibits is not great but the information and facts presented are interesting. They do have some nice displays and sections of the museum explaining the history of the area and Lava Hot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Average town/county type museum full of random odds and ends stuff with little or no logical history of the town/county presented. If you haven't seen enough old random stuff and poorly lit displays and interpretive signs then go and enjoy. The local history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed March 15, 2018

This small museum has a lot of fun old memorabilia. The history of the area has a lot of interesting people and the Native American facts are moving. Also noteworthy antiques. The staff are warm and friendly while answering any questions.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank patsterford
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Museum is only $2 to check out. The collection is large for a small local museum. The collection has several exhibits from Indian heritage to local war veterans from the area. You can see items from Pioneer, Mining, and earlier times plus some history...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheryle h
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This small museum is very interesting for such a small town. There is a lot of info displayed in a bit of a hellter skelter way explaining to origin of the town and its history over the years. For the price of a dollar a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ChrisVsorensen
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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Yogi118
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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jameshT196QE
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....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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