Idaho Land of Yankee Fork Historical Museum

Location: Junction of US Highway 93 and State Highway 75 south of Challis
Phone: (208) 879-5244
As early as 1870, eager prospectors arrived in droves in the Yankee Fork area, hungry for gold. As more miners arrived, the area boomed with economic activity. Although the mining boom eventually died out, visitors can still explore one of the primary activities of early Idaho settlers at the Idaho Land of Yankee Fork Historical Museum. Housed inside a building modeled after an old mining mill, the interpretive center provides visitors with historical exhibits, general information about frontier mining, and audiovisual presentations. Just outside the museum is a 60-foot cliff used by Shoshone Indians from the 13th to 19th centuries as a buffalo jump to slaughter large herds of bison. Call for additional information regarding operating hours.

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