Minidoka County Museum

Location: 40 East Baseline, Rupert
Phone: (208) 436-0336
In 1913, Rupert acquired its claim to fame by building the world’s first all electric building. Today, historical information and photos about this building are just one of the many exhibits visitors can expect to find at the Minidoka County Museum. With an emphasis on regional history, the museum’s exhibits include numerous historical photos, the town’s 1906 railroad depot and caboose, wooden wheeled carts used by the town’s first firefighters, a 1900s marble soda fountain including the original syrups and supplies, a 220 volt permanent wave machine, a restored sheep wagon, and horse drawn farming equipment. For those interested in the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the museum also offers an informative display about Idaho’s Hunt Camp. Under the operation of the Minidoka County Historical Society, the museum is open from 1 PM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday year-round. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

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