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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: 208-776-5254
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
teresa3000
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Booklady2013
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I enjoyed learning about the history of Lava Hot Springs, studying and learning about the displayed historical items, and especially about the local native peoples.

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Thank LisetteLucense
Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wonderfully-kept small museum. Free but donation requested. Gives some insight into small town life in southeastern Idaho from about 1870 through the astronaut era.

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The museum is small and informative. Lots of interesting facts and items from many sources. Loved the 1924 operating room setup.

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