The Idaho Museum of Natural History
Idaho’s Natural History: Don’t just see it, experience it!
Visitors will discover dinosaurs, ice-age mammals, how to live
off the land, and more. They can also experience science
hands-on in the Discovery Room! Collections in anthropology,
vertebrate paleontology, earth science, and the life sciences. Educational classes for children, families, and adults provide
more in-depth exploration of the natural history of Idaho.
5th Ave and Dillon St, Pocatello ID 83209
Museum of Clean
The theme, purpose, and value of the museum is to sell the
public on the value of clean. Cleaning efforts over the
centuries will be chronicled through displays, demonstrations,
and even dramatized in a cleaning melodrama. Items dating back
more than 2000 years, along with an amazing collection of
pre-electric vacuums, are part of the collection.
702 S. 1st Ave, Pocatello ID 83201
(208) 232-3535 or (888) 748-3535
National Oregon/California Trail Center
Learn more about the historical migration across America of more
than a half-million people who traveled to the Willamette Valley
in Oregon in search of farmland and others who left the Oregon
Trail for California in search of gold.
The Rails and Trails Museum within the Oregon Trail
displays artifacts, diaries and relics of the pioneers of
Bear Lake Valley including railroad memorabilia.
320 North 4th Street, Montpelier ID 83254
(208) 847-3800 or (866) 847-3800
Fort Hall Replica & Frontier Town
A trip to the Fort Hall Replica takes you back to the 19th Century world of explorers, trappers, fur traders, Native Americans, pioneers, gold seekers, and common folk. It displays of period lifestyle and replicates one of the northwest’s earliest fur trading forts. It tells the story of American history when a young
nation full of adventure and wanting new lands began the trek
Westward migration that any nation had known.
Upper Ross Park in Pocatello.
(877) 922-7659 (208) 235-7659
The Bannock County Historical
Houses exhibits, objects, and records relating to Bannock County and Pocatello's history. Exhibit themes include railroad history, early medical practices, general store, the military, Victorian era parlor, Buddhist Shrine, early photography studio, Prohibition era police evidence, early fire-fighting, local printing history, historic ranching and farming tools, a Holladay Overland Stage Company stagecoach, horse tack, Shoshoni and Bannock ethnographic photographs and objects, local archaeological specimens, our unique donor wall, a research archive, and much more! The Museumwas built as part of Idaho's Centennial Celebration in 1990. It operates under the direction of the Bannock County Historical Society with support from Bannock County.
The IMNH is now offering monthly events. See dates, descriptions, and buy tickets at:
Summer: Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Winter: Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM. Closed holidays.
Upper Ross Park, at 3000 Alvord Loop, Pocatello
Franklin Idaho Relic Hall
The only state owned museum outside of Boise. Built in 1937, it
houses many of the relics brought into Franklin or acquired by
the Pioneers, including an extensive photo collection.The town
of Franklin was founded in the spring of 1860 by Mormon pioneers
moving north through the Cache Valley of Utah. Sixty-one
families built small cabins along the Cub River (at that time
called the Muddy River) and commenced farming.
Main Street in Franklin ID 83237 (208) 646-2309
Enders Hotel Museum & Geyser Park Visitor Center
Historical artifacts and antiques are on display next door at the Enders
Hotel Museum. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
It features 30 rooms.
The history of Soda Springs and Caribou County is portrayed on picture
boards in the Geyser Park Visitor Center.
76 South Main, Soda Springs, Idaho - (208) 547-4980
Utah Pioneers Museum
Main Street in Soda Springs ID 83276 - (208) 547-3706
The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers built this museum in 1983. It
features antiques, photographs, and books depicting local history.
Shoshone Bannock Tribal
Step into the past with a visit to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum. This
museum is dedicated to those kind and generous people in our community who see a
real need to tell our story from our point of view. With old photographs,
displays and exhibits you will have a chance to learn how the Shoshone-Bannock
people lived and settled the area around eastern Idaho.
Exit 80 off I-15Fort Hall ID 83203
(208)237-8433 Toll Free: 1-800-806-9229
Oneida County Pioneer
The building housing the museum was built in 1914 by R.B. Davis
and was used as a Drug Store for many years. The original
pressed-tin ceiling and the original safe are still in good
condition and are interesting features of the Oneida Pioneer
27 Bannock Street Malad Idaho
Hours: Tues-Sat 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Admission is Free- Donations Accepted
Massacre Rock State Park Visitor's Center
Massacre Rocks State Park is one of the Historic Areas
operated by the State of Idaho to remind visitors of the
march of history through the state. The park has stories to
tell which date back to times best described in geologic
10 miles west of American Falls, (off I-86)
Mailing Address: 3592 N. Park Lane, American Falls, ID 83211
The South Bannock County
in Lava Hot Springs acts to preserve the heritage of the area.
Offers both permanent and rotating exhibits about the history of
the Lava Hot Springs area and the communities of Arimo, Inkom,
Downey, McCammon, Virginia and Swan Lake.
Open daily from noon to 5:00 p. m. and after hours by
Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.
110 E. Main St., Lava Hot Springs ID 83246
Idaho Potato Museum
Located in the historic Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot you’ll
discover the world of Idaho’s Famous Potatoes®. A free box of
Idaho Hash Brown Potatoes is given as a gift to each adult
visitor. Children receive a postcard and potato pin. Potato Gift
Shop, RV Parking available, outdoor park for picnicking.
130 NW Main St., Blackfoot ID 83221 (208) 785-2517
Bingham County Historical Museum
On the outside, this 15 room mansion resembles a southern
plantation home. On the inside, it houses an historic collection
of classic dolls and Native American artifacts. Wood and iron
Victorian ornamentation adds to the building's interest. Guided
tours are available. Open Wed. - Fri., 1pm - 4:30pm
190 N. Shilling, Blackfoot, ID 83221 (208) 785-9906
Paris Historical Museum
The museum displays local history artifacts and is located
directly across the street from the Paris LDS Tabernacle in
Mid-town on west side of U.S. Highway 89, Paris, Idaho
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9:30 am to 5 pm.
345 Main Street
Paris ID 83261
161 Third NW Street
This small pioneer building is over 125 years old and in its
early days functioned as a school, local chapel, and meeting
hall. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In Georgetown’s early settlement, it functioned as a local
chapel, schoolhouse and general meeting hall. For many years it
was a focal point for the female society of this small