Idaho’s gems: museums spark curiosity

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The National Oregon/California Trail Center explores westward expansion. (Image courtesy of Unsplash)

Idaho’s museums quench curiosities of all stripes. History buffs can wander the halls of the Idaho State Museum in Boise, journeying through time with dinosaur discoveries and exhibits on Idaho’s unique cultures and industries. Art lovers can delve into diverse collections. The Boise Art Museum showcases contemporary works alongside European masterpieces. For a twist, explore the World Center of Wooden Pencils in Marysville, or marvel at the giant potato chip on display at the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot. Beyond the big names, hidden gems abound. The National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier tells the story of westward expansion.

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