Download Excel File List of Museums in Idaho


This contains list of 80 museums of Idaho.

This list of museums in Idaho contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
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SNo,Name,Town/City,County,Region,Type,Summary1,Appaloosa Museum,Moscow,Latah,North Central,History,history of the Appaloosa horse and its region of origin2,Bannock County Historical Museum,Pocatello,Bannock,Eastern,Local history,3,Basque Museum & Cultural Center,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Ethnic - Basque-American,Basque history and culture in Idaho4,Bingham County Historical Museum,Blackfoot,Bingham,Southeast,History,operated by the Bingham County Historical Society5,Blaine County Historical Museum,Hailey,Blaine,Central,Local history,6,Boise Art Museum,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Art,"focuses on 20th century American art with an emphasis on artists of the Northwest, American Realism and ceramics"7,Boise Basin Museum,Idaho City,Boise,Southwest,Local history,operated by the Idaho City Historical Foundation8,Boise State University Vertebrate Museum,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Natural history,"part of Boise State University, teaching collection of preserved specimens of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish"9,Bonner County Historical Museum,Sandpoint,Bonner,Northern,Local history,"operated by the Bonner County Historical Society, exhibits include pioneers, farming, logging, mining, the Kalispell and Kootenai people"10,Boundary County Museum,Bonners Ferry,Boundary,Northern,Local history,operated by the Bonner County Historical Society11,Cambridge Museum (Idaho),Cambridge,Washington,Southwest,Local history,information12,Canyon Crossroads Transportation Museum,Melba,Canyon,Southwest,Multiple,"currently under construction, exhibits on area natural history, Native Americans, transportation"13,Captain John Mullan Museum,Mullan,Shoshone,Northern,Local history,14,Cassia County Museum,Burley,Cassia,South Central,Local history,information15,Chesterfield Townsite,Chesterfield,Caribou,Eastern,Open air,Late 19th century ghost town16,Clearwater Historical Museum,Orofina,Clearwater,North Central,Local history,17,Collectors' Corner Museum,Idaho Falls,Bonneville,Southeast,Toy / Collectibles,information18,Council Valley Museum,Council,Adam,Southwest,Local history,19,Crystal Gold Mine Museum,Kellogg,Shoshone,Northern,Industry - Mining,guided underground tour20,Discovery Center of Idaho,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Science,"Interactive exhibits designed to inspire a lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and math"21,Elk River Museum,Elk River,Clearwater,North Central,History,information22,Experimental Breeder Reactor I,Hailey,Butte,Central,Science,Decommissioned nuclear research reactor23,Fort Hall,Pocatello,Bannock,Eastern,Historic site,Replica mid 19th century trading post24,Gem County Historical Village Museum,Emmett,Gem,Southwest,Local history,operated by the Gem County Historical Society25,Glenns Ferry Historical Museum,Glenns Ferry,Elmore,Southwest,Local history,located in an early 20th-century schoolhouse26,Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument,Hagerman,Gooding,South Central,Natural history,Fossils of horses and tours of the fossil beds27,Hagerman Valley Historical Museum,Hagerman,Gooding,South Central,Local history,"area fossils, Native American, explorers, pioneers"28,Herrett Center for Arts and Science,Twin Falls,Twin Falls,South Central,Multiple,"part of the College of Southern Idaho, exhibits Native American artifacts, planetarium with gallery and observatory, and student art"29,Historical Museum at St. Gertrude,Cottonwood,Idaho,North Central,Local history,history of north central Idaho30,Hughes Home Museum,St. Maries,Benewah,Northern,Local history,located in an early 20th-century log house31,Idaho Black History Museum,Boise,Ada,Southwest,History,"history and culture of African Americans, with special emphasis on African Americans in Idaho"32,Idaho Military History Museum,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Military,"state military history including Idaho Air and Army National Guard, Mountain Home Air Force Base, the United States Marines and the US Navy"33,Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Industry - Mining / Science - Geology,"mining artifacts, rocks and mineral specimens, state geology and mining history"34,Idaho Museum of Natural History,Pocatello,Bannock,Eastern,Natural history,"Idahos geology, fossils, Ice-age megafauna, native culture, plants and animals"35,Idaho Potato Museum,Blackfoot,Bingham,Southeast,Food - Potato,"Potato farming, food culture"36,Idaho State Historical Museum,Boise,Ada,Southwest,History,"Operated by the Idaho State Historical Society, state history, culture, occupations and experiences"37,J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum,Pierce,Clearwater,North Central,Industry - Timber,"information, local mining and logging history"38,Jefferson County Historical Museum,Rigby,Jefferson,Southeast,Local history,"information, pre-electric and early electric era, the history of Jefferson County, early photography, Philo Farnsworth"39,Jerome County Historical Museum,Jerome,Jerome,South Central,Local history,operated by the Jerome County Historical Society40,Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society Heritage & Ski Museum,Ketchum,Blaine,Central,History,"Local history including skiing, mining, sheep and Ernest Hemingway"41,Lawson's Emu-Z-um,Grand View,Owyhee,Southwest,Local history,"includes pioneer and settler artifacts, period clothing, antique kitchen gadgets, early vehicles, frontier farming and ranching implements, mining equipment, Native American artifacts"42,Legacy Flight Museum,Rexburg,Madison,Southeast,Aerospace,restored military aircraft43,Lemhi County Historical Museum,Salmon,Lemhi,Central,Local history,"includes Lemhi Shoshone, ranching, mining, pioneer, and Chinese displays, archives of Lewis and Clark, operated by the Lemhi County Historical Society"44,Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History,Lewiston,Nez Perce,North Central,Art,"part of LewisClark State College, changing exhibits of art and local history"45,Lochsa Historical Ranger Station Museum,Kooskia,Idaho,North Central,History,"information, operated by the US Forest Service"46,McConnell Mansion Museum,Moscow,Latah,North Central,Historic house,"operated by the Latah County Historical Society, features historic rooms interpreted in different time periods from 1900 to the 1930s"47,Minidoka County Historical Society Museum,Rupert,Minidoka,South Central,Local history,48,MK Nature Center,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Natural history,"operated by the State, also known as the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center"49,Mountain Home Museum,Mountain Home,Elmore,Southwest,Local history,operated by the Mountain Home Historical Society50,Museum of Idaho,Idaho Falls,Bonneville,Southeast,Multiple,"state and local history, culture, natural history, nuclear energy, Native Americans"51,Museum of North Idaho,Coeur d'Alene,Kootenai,Northern,History,"exhibits include logging, agriculture, steamboats, railroads, recreation, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe"52,Nampa Train Depot Museum,Nampa,Canyon,Southwest,Local history,"operated by the Canyon County Historical Society, exhibits include area railroad history, antique dolls, rodeo, mustache cups"53,National Oregon/California Trail Center,Montpelier,Bear Lake,Eastern,History,features simulated wagon train experience of the 1850s54,Nez Perce County Historical Museum,Lewiston,Nez Perce,North Central,Local history,operated by the Nez Pierce County Historical Society55,Nez Perce National Historical Park,Spalding,Nez Perce,North Central,Ethnic - Native American,"Spalding Visitor Center has a museum of the Nez Perce. Nez Perce National Historical Park has 38 sites spread over four states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) with sites related to the Nez Perce."56,Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum,Wallace,Shoshone,Northern,Railroad,"area railroad and mining history, located in an early 20th-century depot"57,Oakley Valley Historical Museum,Oakley,Cassia,South Central,Local history,"information, operated by the Oakley Historical Society"58,Oasis Bordello Museum,Wallace,Shoshone,Northern,Industry - Prostitution,"information, information, local brothels"59,Old Idaho Penitentiary,Wallace,Shoshone,Northern,Historic site,Operated by the Idaho State Historical Society includes J. Curtis Earl Arms Collection of historic arms and military memorabilia60,Old Mission State Park,Cataldo,Shoshone,Northern,Native American,Historic tribal mission for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe61,Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History,Caldwell,Canyon,Southwest,Natural history,part of College of Idaho62,Our Memories Indian Creek Museum,Caldwell,Canyon,Southwest,Local history,"operated by the Canyon County Historical Society, includes period room displays"63,Owyhee County Historical Society Museum and Library,Murphy,Owyhee,Southwest,Local history,64,Priest Lake Museum,Coolin,Boundary County,Northern,Local history,"exhibits on area Native Americans, pioneers, early businesses, history of the US Forest Service"65,Priest River Museum and Timber Education Center,Priest River,Bonner,Northern,Industry - Timber,"information, exhibits on pioneer life, timber industry"66,Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite,Twin Falls,Twin Falls,South Central,History,"Operated by the Idaho State Historical Society, includes the mid 19th century house, store, pioneer cemetery and outbuildings"67,"Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center",Salmon,Lemhi,Central,Biography,"focuses on Sacajawea, her people the Agaidika, and the Lewis and Clark expedition"68,Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum,Fort Hall,Bannock,Eastern,Ethnic - Native American,culture and art of the Shoshone people69,Shoshone Indian Ice Caves and Museum,Shoshone,Lincoln,South Central,Ethnic - Native American / Geology,"information, information, lava ice cave and museum with Native American artifacts, minerals and gems"70,Sierra Silver Mine Tour,Wallace,Shoshone,Northern,Industry - Mining,tours of an underground silver mine71,Staff House Museum,Kellogg,Shoshone,Northern,Industry - Mining,"also known as Shoshone County Mining & Smelting Museum, exhibits on mining, smelting and cultural history of North Idaho's Silver Valley"72,Sun Valley Center for the Arts,Ketchum,Blaine,Central,Art,"Also operates in Hailey, Idaho, contemporary and historical art by artists from around the world"73,Teton Flood Museum,Rexburg,Madison,Southeast,Local history,operated by the Rexburgh Historical Society74,Teton Valley Museum,Driggs,Teton,Southeast,Local history,Information75,Twin Falls County Historical Society Museum,Twin Falls,Twin Falls,South Central,Local history,"exhibits include pre-settlement Indian era, Oregon Trail migration, Chinese placer mining, ranching, irrigated-farming, early 1900s life"76,Valley County Museum,Donnelly,Valley,Southwest,Open air,"also known as Historic Roseberry, operated by the Long Valley Preservation Society"77,Wallace District Mining Museum,Wallace,Shoshone,Northern,Industry - Mining,"features artifacts and model of the Sunshine Mine, area mining heritage"78,Warhawk Air Museum,Nampa,Canyon,Southwest,Aerospace,"historic military aircraft, military aviation history and artifacts"79,Weippe Discovery Center,Weippe,Clearwater,North Central,History,"library, museum and community center, exhibits about Lewis and Clark"80,World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame,Boise,Ada,Southwest,Hall of fame - Sports,"information, located on the campus of Boise State University",,,,,,For other more formats kindly visit :,,,,,,,,,,,,Original source :,,,,,,