Upper Snake River Valley Historical Museum

Location: 51 North Center in Rexburg
(208) 356-9101
Frequently dubbed the Teton Flood Museum, the Upper Snake River Valley Historical Museum is housed within the 1911 old Mormon Tabernacle building. The Italianate-style church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and in 1978, the church was sold to the city of Rexburg. The museum opened just four years later, and it continues to display numerous interesting exhibits. Visitors will find pioneer relics from homesteading days, an opal/agate collection, a North American animal head collection, and memorabilia from both World War I and II. In addition, many visitors are fascinated with the exhibits concerning the 1976 Teton Dam collapse and subsequent disastrous flood. Several artifacts, films, and photos of this event are available, and optional tours to the actual flood site are offered. The museum is open 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday from June through August, and 10 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday during September through May. Admission is $1 for adults and $.50 for youth ages 12 and under.

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