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Museum of Mining & Geology, Boise

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  • My son did a camp here years ago and loved it. They also have rocks to purchase for your collection. Not just the shiny ones you get at a truck stop, but real mined ones for the avid collector.  more »
  • There are helpful and knowledgeable staff present as well as some great specimens. I highly recommend if you have any interest in geology or are going to enjoy the outdoors around the Boise area.  more »
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  • Very cool place to take the family. We did a tour here and the guide was wonderful. Very good with kids. Our family learned a lot and it sparked a new interest in geology for my kids!
  • Just FANTASTIC !!! Incredible graphics in several different media*, they show the hills, Mountains, Valley's, plateaus and faults, in ways that reveal how Idaho came to be what it is today. Rich in history, there is information on the early miners (including women miners), the incredible Wealth taken from the Earth's crust, even Earthquakes and how crust "movements" have changed the surrounding areas. *In addition to a huge wall map that shows the state in bold 3D Relief, there is an Excellent touch-screen display that goes from an overview, down to incredible detail on each of the mining districts and individual mines (with great old pictures of the buildings, people and equipment they used). The docents were very knowledgeable and great at sharing their wealth of knowledge !!! All this and Free admission !!!!

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