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Address: Pocatello, ID
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Area of Pocatello with surroundings rich in local history.

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A lot of the old businesses are closed and vacant.

I remember downtown Pocatello before the mall and the shopping out on Yellowstone Avenue. It was the place to go, and the Chief theater was the best one in town. In the past 50... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TomTrel
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Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember downtown Pocatello before the mall and the shopping out on Yellowstone Avenue. It was the place to go, and the Chief theater was the best one in town. In the past 50 years (has it been that long?) downtown has become a shadow of its former self. The train station is still impressive and the bus station is... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I love neighborhoods like this and so when I read about Old Town in Pocatello I knew I had to visit. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I wasn't. I thoroughly enjoyed the friendliness, cleanliness and overall feel of this neighborhood. There are some interesting shops and restaurants, to be sure, but I enjoyed just walking around. If you... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Downtown Historic District of Pocatello has many buildings from a bygone era: in particular, the Whitman Hotel, the "remains" of the Chief Theater, the Bus Depot and the Yellowstone Hotel. It requires some walking on and near Main Street. You will feel like you are walking in the past.

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

On a recent road trip I stopped in Pocatello and decided to checkout the Old Town section. It had a lot of charm and some interesting shops and restaurants. It if like exploring old towns check it out.

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Thank MrMeat9
Pocatello, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

No matter what effort is expended on this part of town it continues to become irrelevant to the normal shopper. Businesses close, it is windy and at night spooky. I go there for a specific business or two but for nothing else. To bad. If it were in Portland this place would be thriving with hipsters and money. Not here,... More 

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Silverlake, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

If you want to get away from chain restaurants, chain everything, go down to the historic section of town. Seems very authentic.

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Thank Dustyrains
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Some cute antique shops, cafes and empty buildings. I see lots of potential here. Love the feel and architecture, they just need some more businesses to take the plunge and open up.

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Thank Sherry M
Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great place to shop local. I enjoy the First Friday Art Walk and The Revive at 5 on Wednesdays in the Summer. I also attend the Farmers market Summer Saturday mornings. And my dog has made many friends at the near by dog park.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

But downtown is not a destination...Methheads and drunks stroll around at night and the place is a ghostown on Sundays. The city has some great charm and is a great place to live but downtown would be better off torn down and replaced with buildings built in this century.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed poking around in all the little fun shops in the area. This is not an every-shop-is-the-same type of area either, they all offered something a bit different!

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