Idaho Museums

Visit the Rexburg Teton Flood Museum and the Idaho Museum of Natural History.
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Visit the Rexburg Teton Flood Museum and the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

When it comes to museums, the greater Yellowstone area is hard to beat. In fact, the entire area itself can be considered a natural history museum of sorts.

Museums in Pocatello, Idaho

Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho Museum of Natural History. We all smile alike. By Abbaby (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The museum has educational classes for children, families, and adults provide more in-depth exploration of the natural history of Idaho, and the wonders of the world around us.

For more information:
http://imnh.isu.edu

The Museum of Clean

Walk into an awesome 75,000 sq. ft complex of excitement, education and inspiration for the whole family. While most museums have a single subject focus this one is far, far from that —clean dominates the value of everything that effects life.

For more information:
www.museumofclean.com

Museums in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Museum of Idaho

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls

Imagine an encounter with giant dinosaurs, the fascination of seeing the actual artifacts of the first explorers to conquer the South Pole 100 years ago, or the allure of creatures that can create their own light. At the Museum of Idaho, you can surround yourself with these wonders of the world. The Museum of Idaho is the intermountain west’s premier museum in providing nationally and internationally acclaimed exhibits to the surrounding areas. Showcasing both traveling and permanent exhibits, we are dedicated to preserving and educating the public in the sciences, the humanities, and the natural and cultural history.

For more information:
(208) 522-1400
museumofidaho.org

Museums in Blackfoot, Idaho

Idaho Potato Museum

Located in the old Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot you’ll discover the world of Idaho’s Famous Potatoes®. The Idaho Potato Museum is a unique museum which appropriately showcases Idaho’s Famous Potatoes®.

For more information:
idahopotatomuseum.com

Museums in Montpelier, Idaho

The National Oregon/California Trail Center

The National Oregon/California Trail Center is located within the beautiful Bear Lake Valley of Southeastern Idaho and situated on the historic site of the original Oregon Trail. The Trail Center was built to preserve, perpetuate and promote the pioneer history and heritage of the Oregon/California Trail and the Bear Lake Valley.

For more information:
www.oregontrailcenter.org

Museums in Rexburg, Idaho

Idaho Flood Museum

Rexbury Idaho Flood Museum

The Rexburg Stake Tabernacle (built 1911-12) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located at 25 N. Center Street, Rexburg, Idaho. This picture depicts the entrance to the Teton Flood Museum on the north side. Photo by Rich jj (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Don't miss a visit to the Teton Flood Museum in Rexburg, Id. The Teton Dam was in the final stages of completion when it collapsed in June 1976. It had been built for flood control, power production, recreation and irrigation. During the spring of 1976, snowmelt came faster than expected. The water behind the dam found its way into cracks in the canyon wall and got beyond the grout walls that had been placed in the dam to prevent water seepage. Then the water got into the dam itself, forming a spring near the bottom of the dam. The volume of the spring increased and moved up the north side of the dam until the crest was breached on June 5. The north side of the dam collapsed, and water for seventeen miles up the reservoir came thundering out. The museum is located in the basement of the historic Tabernacle in Rexburg.

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Wyoming Museums

Great museums to visit on your Yellowstone vacation from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center to the Teton Flood Museum and everything in between. Wyoming museums in Casper, Meeteetse, Cheyenne, Gillette, Evanston, Dubois, and Jackson Hole.