Idaho State Museum


The Idaho State Museum was started by the Idaho State Historical Society and Foundation for Idaho History with the help of many donors. The original building was constructed in 1950, which received an additional 18,000 square feet of exhibition and education space in 2018. A must visit while in Boise, the Idaho State Museum also organizes many events.

  • Idaho State Museum Address: 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702, USA, United States
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Idaho State Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Such a fun museum. I visit Boise a few times a year and it was great to finally visit after the renovation. Top fun for the whole family and so much about Idaho to learn. Completely wheelchair accessible which is great. The small art gallery was a highlight for me.

  • A great example of a state prison. A very informative tour laid out with videos and interpretive signs. You can walk all around this prison from the general population halls, Siberia, the isolation cells to the hanging room. It is very sobering as you peak into the past. There are some beautifully tended gardens on the grounds as well as a building that is just weaponry from the past. There are interactive features of your tour to enjoy as well.

  • We recently held a company event with 175 attendees at the museum that was fabulous. The renovated space was lovely and the staff was accommodating and great to work with! Highly recommend!

  • This is a surprisingly high quality museum! Really interesting exhibits with lots of interactive and modern displays. There is an entire floor that is geared towards children, and is an excellent place to let them play a while if the adult exhibits get too boring for them. I am extremely pleased with thos facility.

  • Totally different from what they had before. The remodel is nice. There three floors of more than enough to keep you busy and kids love all the new interactive things. Some of the cool stuff they used to have has been reduced down from a whole exhibit to a few pieces. For example they had what looked like a full size Chinese apothecary in the old one but only a few select items now. If your wondering the two headed calf is still there.

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