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Idaho Historical Museum

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Address: 610 E Julia Davis Dr, Temporary Location, Boise, ID 83702-7646
Phone Number: +1 208-334-2120
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00

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The museum is currently housed in a temporary building since they are remodeling the real site. It is a small collection of exhibits but worth visiting. It had many interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
Ruth M
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The museum is currently housed in a temporary building since they are remodeling the real site. It is a small collection of exhibits but worth visiting. It had many interesting things to see. Free.

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Thank Ruth M
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went to the Idaho Historical Museum when it was "The Museum comes to Life" with reenactment by local people dressed up in period costumes. This was such a wonderful experience and I plan to attend it again. It made the museum more entertaining and interesting for sure.

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Thank Barbara C
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Abutting the Julia Davis Park, The Discovery Center, and the Boise City Zoo, this museum features rich displays covering the history of the city of Boise as well as the State. The displays are well thought out and filled with lots of information regarding the displays. There is ample parking, as it shares parking lots with the Park. Entry price... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Really wanted to see the two headed calf but arrived on a Saturday. The museum is closed on weekends. Very disappointing. Surely a lot of tourists miss out??

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Thank Sarah B
Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have been to this museum twice. The layout is really good. Exhibits are interesting. Lots of information.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

An historic retrospect of living in early Idaho from the beginning of it's culture and all the decades of evolving into a place the whole family will enjoy. Awesome and time well spent.

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Thank Barbara C
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Delightful afternoon spent walking outside in beautiful Julia Davis Park. Lots of entertainment at the Bandshell with Marimba, Irish dance, Chinese dancers, Ballet Folklorico performing, and Ellie Shaw singing great 1950's swing-era jazz. There was Jousting and Armored-men matches. Strolling historic-dressed characters such as Ben Franklin and Davy Crockett. Tents with historic dress from Medieval, Colonial and early Idaho settlers.... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

When we were in Boise we went to the Idaho Historical Museum, but discovered it was going through renovation. We did get to see some of the outside exhibts. At the Idaho History Society Adminstration Office Building, which is by the Old Penitentiary area of Idaho, they did have a free and excellent exhibit to see there on President Abraham... More 

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Wilder, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Always enjoy spending time in a museum...large variety of nice exhibits...been here s couple of times before...nice to stop by occasionly

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Payson, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

The presentation of artifacts in this museum was very well-done. They have areas set up like a saloon, parlor, school, etc.

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