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This museum features Rupert’s 1906 railroad depot, a caboose and a genuine Russell steam engine that has been restored to its original colors.

You’ll see wooden wheeled carts once used by the firemen of an earlier day at the railroad depot in Minidoka. Exhibits include the marble soda fountain, stored since 1926, which still has its original supplies and a display of over 600 bottles and jars. Other artifacts include a permanent wave machine, an arc-light blueprint machine, a restored sheep wagon, horse-drawn farm equipment and items from the historic Minidoka Dam and power plant. See also Rupert’s first jail, a homestead shack, trophies and yearbooks from Rupert High School, built in 1913.

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Spring Jaw Droppers

This spring is a great time to scratch three jaw-dropping natural wonders off your Idaho bucket list.

The 2017 Total Eclipse: Plan Your Idaho Viewing Party

Only one in 10,000 people will witness a total solar eclipse in their lifetimes. On Aug. 21, you could be a celestial statistic: Idaho has a front-row seat to this amazing heavenly wonder.

Must-See This Spring: Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls are spectacular every spring, when winter’s snows melt and feed the Snake River. It’s been a record year for snow in Southern Idaho, and this spring is shaping up to be downright jaw-dropping.

Kite-skiing in Fairfield – a novel approach to skiing and snowboarding

The wide open spaces west of Fairfield, Idaho, in the west side of the Camas Prairie, are a great playground for snowmobilers, and adventurous skiers and snowboarders have discovered that the same wide open spaces create a perfect playground for kite-skiing.

Your Guide to Southern Idaho’s Ice Fishing Hot Spots

The Magic Valley is one of the state’s best areas for ice fishing — the long winters here freeze great ...

Southern Idaho Eclipse Adventure

Only one in 10,000 people see a full solar eclipse during their lifetimes. On Aug. 21, you could be among the fortunate few! Experience Mother Nature’s spectacular show first hand by signing up for the Southern Idaho Eclipse Adventure, hosted by Southern Idaho Tourism.

Escape the Chill in Hot Springs Heaven

Take advantage of Southern Idaho’s shoulder season while you’re doing the snow dance and praying for more powder. There might ...

The Snowmobiler’s Guide to Southern Idaho

Southern Idaho has hundreds and hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobiling trails … and only 3,500 registered snowmobiles. That translates ...

For the Birds: A Guide to Winter Bird Watching in Hagerman

Not all birds fly south in the winter — in fact, many of them flock to the area around Hagerman ...

Autumn Transforms Southern Idaho Into Fishing and Hunting Paradise

As the leaves turn gold and red, Southern Idaho’s fishing and hunting opportunities go into overdrive. Fall is the best time to hit up Southern Idaho’s lakes and reservoirs for fat fish, while the region’s unparalleled chukar hunting attracts game bird lovers from far and wide.