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Boise Basin Museum

Idaho City, ID
+1 208-392-4550
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great place to see

Being a history person who loves to see and learn about the history of small towns and areas and... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
TINYTIMM1963
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Kuna, Idaho
History of Idaho City

We took our group of special needs adults to visit the museum and had a very good time. The lady... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
june21772016
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Boise, Idaho
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30 Mar 2018
“great place to see”
22 Jan 2018
“History of Idaho City”
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Idaho City, ID
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+1 208-392-4550
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Being a history person who loves to see and learn about the history of small towns and areas and apperciating their contrabutions to learning more about the people and cultures of these areas I love going to small towns and learning about their history. This...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We took our group of special needs adults to visit the museum and had a very good time. The lady there was wonderful with our group and took time with each of them, showing and telling them the history of each area of the museum....More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great site to see and re-live some of the past. It was clean and interesting to step back and see the history of the area..

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is another place that everyone should visit while traveling in Idaho city. The preservation of history throughout this museum is great. The staff is very friendly and they have a number of exhibits dedicated to the Boise basin.

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

I was amazed by how little we actually knew about the history of Idaho City, Boise and Idaho in general. This museum brought the story to life. Young kids up to teens will love this as much as adults. The docents are well versed and...More

1  Thank dylansmommy
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Tiny museum of Idaho City's gold mining history, run by local folks. The lively lady who showed us around made the story come alive for my teens. Worth the stop. Regret that we couldn't go on her walking tour of the town, but it was...More

1  Thank PeachGazeach
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

I thought this little museum had a lot of information about the gold rush in the Boise Basin. The museum guide gave a great talk and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. She was also very friendly win our family.

Thank Marne M
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

My visit of Idaho City was a surprise. I expected the town to be different. Also, I was not sure what to expect of the Boise Basin Museum. The town is small and old. The historic district is best described as a living ghost town...More

1  Thank WStatesTraveler
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Idaho City was a BOOM TOWN in 1864, with miners coming from around the US and the world to try their fortunes in one of the least remembered gold rushes of the era. The town itself was far from unknown as at one time it...More

2  Thank Matt_Nelson
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