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    Wellsville Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

    75 S 100 E Wellsville, UT 84339

    See a collection of pioneer artifacts and take a tour of the Mormon tabernacle in the first town to be established in Cache Valley (the south end of the valley, just off Hwy 89/91).

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    Utah State University Museum of Anthropology

    400 North 700 East, Logan, UT 84322

    This teaching museum houses exhibits on the early inhabitants of the Great Basin and other regions of the world. Admission is free. Docent guidance or self-guided exploration.

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    The National Oregon - California Trail Center

    322 North 4th Street, Montpelier, ID 83254

    History comes to life in this museum where you can interact with costumed guides depicting some of the thousands who traversed the 2,000 miles of the Oregon/California Trails. View a 20-minute historical video, and ride in a bumping covered wagon simulator. Visit Peg Leg Smith’s Gift Shop. Call for events scheduled at the Allinger Community […]

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    Rails and Trails Museum

    322 North 4th Street, Montpelier, ID 83254

    Local and regional railroad history and artifacts. Located downstairs in the Trail Center.

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    Pioneer Historic Museum

    112 S Main St, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers built this museum in 1983. It features antiques, photographs, and books, depicting local history. Special tours outside the regular hours and days can be arranged by calling the numbers below. Call Sanders Furniture at 208.547.3706 and ask for Linda. Or call 208.547.3831; 208-547-3770.

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    Paris Tabernacle

    98 S Main St, Paris, ID 83261

    This Romanesque-style Mormon tabernacle was constructed in 1889 of red sandstone from a quarry 18 miles away. This place of worship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is still used by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A small museum houses heirlooms and art objects left by […]

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    Paradise Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

    8970 South 200 West, Paradise, UT 84103

    Artifacts from the early history of Paradise and southern Cache Valley are preserved in this museum which is housed in the old Mormon tithing office.

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    Oneida Pioneer Museum

    27 Bannock Street, Malad, ID 83252

    This local museum is housed in a building that was built in 1914 as a drug store. The original safe and pressed-tin ceiling are still intact. The museum had its origins in a collection of mementos gathered by Miss Hattie Morgan and the Native Daughters of the Idaho Pioneers group in the 1930s. The museum […]

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    Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

    Bullen Hall, Logan, UT 84321

    The museum has one of the largest permanent collections in the Intermountain Region, featuring western and international artists, a fine ceramics collection, and Native American Artwork. Regularly changing exhibits bring a variety of fine arts and crafts to patrons.

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    Hyrum City Museum

    50 West Main, Hyrum, UT 84319

    This new Hyrum City museum is still under development in the beautiful new Hyrum City Library/Museum complex. The building was completed in May of 2007 and displays are currently being designed and constructed. Call for more information or to arrange a visit.

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    Golden Spike National Historic Site

    22000 West Rd, Corinne, UT 84307

    On May 10, 1869, the final spike was driven, completing the transcontinental railroad and revolutionizing travel across North America. Visit Golden Spike National Historic Site, and witness historic reenactments and locomotive demonstrations, and participate in ranger programs and films. You can take a self-guided auto tour over historic railroad grades. Within an eight-mile radius, you can […]

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    Georgetown Relief Society Hall

    161 Third NW Street, Georgetown, ID 83239

    This small pioneer building is over 125 years old and in its early days functioned as a school, local chapel, and meeting hall.

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    Franklin Relic Hall

    111 East Main, Franklin, ID 83237

    The village of Franklin is the oldest European-American settlement in Idaho, having been established in April, 1860 by Mormon pioneers moving northward from Utah. The Relic Hall, a museum of local history, is housed in a log building that was built as a museum in 1937 as homage to the log homes of the early […]

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    Enders Hotel

    76 South Main, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Now an inn featuring a dining room, this 30-room Early Commercial style hotel was built in 1917 and restored in 2001. Guests will enjoy the authentic architecture and decor throughout, as well as the Somewhere in Time Antique Gift Shop and the Enders Museum. Guests receive a daily breakfast at the The Geyser View dining room, from where you can get an excellent view […]

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    Eli Anderson’s Wagons

    11200 North 8790 West Hwy 102, Tremonton Utah

    Interested in horse-drawn vehicles? Western filmmakers are! You won’t want to miss the largest private collection in the West. By appointment only

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    Chesterfield Townsite

    1258 Chesterfield Rd, Bancroft, ID 83217

    In 1881-1882, Mormon settlers came to this area north of Bancroft at the invitation of their friend and relative Chester Call, who had established a ranch nearby. Their hope was to build a thriving community, but in 1882, the Oregon Short Line Railroad was built through Bancroft instead of their community. While Chesterfield continued to […]

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    Cache Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

    160 North Main Street, Logan, UT 84321

    View mountain man and early pioneer relics and enjoy reading historical accounts of Cache Valley natives. June to September (Labor Day) or other times of the year by appointment

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    Brigham City Museum/Gallery

    24 North 300 West, Brigham City, UT 84302

    Founded in 1970, the Brigham City Museum-Gallery is a regional art and history center. The important pioneer history of Brigham City is told with hands-on exhibits and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers’ artifacts. Eliza’s Attic is an introduction to the settlement’s lifestyle while the interactive tool area helps children and their parents understand how the pioneers […]

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    Brigham City Mormon Co-op Buildings

    5 N Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302

    In the 1860s, Brigham Young instituted what came to be known as the “cooperative movement” in Utah. With the new transcontinental railroad came goods made elsewhere, and the church leaders feared that materialism and covetousness would grow among the Mormons. A system of businesses owned cooperatively was created, with existing private businesses and individuals getting […]

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    ATK Launch Systems Rocket Display

    9160 UT-83, Corinne, UT 84307

    ATK Launch Systems, (formerly Thiokol), founded in 1929 as Thiokol Chemical Corporaton, is the world’s largest producer of high-technology solid rocket motors for space, defense, and commercial uses. They produce the giant solid rocket motors for NASA’s space shuttle program. The name Thiokol stems from the Greek words for sulfur and glue, a reference to […]