Oakley was founded by ranchers and Mormon immigrants in 1878.

Today it is on the National Register of Historic Places due to the collection of old stone and brick buildings in the area, which date back to 1883. This museum chronicles the history of the town and the surrounding area near City of Rocks.

Explore the rich heritage of the Oakley Valley with a stop at this museum. Learn about the Native Americans who lived in the area, battles between cattle and sheep ranchers, and the bustling business community of the early 1900s at the Oakley Valley Historical Museum.

Trip Itineraries

Ice Fishing: Hit Up Southern Idaho’s Hot Spots

When the leaves begin to drop, it’s time for late-season hunters and ice fishing enthusiasts to gear up and head out. The Magic Valley is one of the state’s best areas for ice fishing — the long winters here freeze great spots such as Magic Valley Reservoir, Lake Walcott, and Lower Goose Creek Reservoir.

On the Hunt in Southern Idaho

Southern Idaho is a bonanza for hunters. Whether you’re on the hunt for pheasants at a private ranch or plotting your deer strategy in Unit 54, you’ll find ample hunting opportunities. Fans of elusive game, like mountain lions and wolves, can hunt their prey on vast late-season grounds in the Albion Mountains and the South Hills.

Head Into the Great Indoors for Cold-Weather Fun

Southern Idaho is full of beautiful landscapes and year-round outdoor activities, but when the weather gets really nasty it’s nice to have an indoor plan. These favorites offer tons of fun for everyone from kids to seniors.

Keep Cabin Fever at Bay All Winter Long

Does the prospect of another winter of smog and slushy snow have you down? Head to Southern Idaho! Winter is ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Hagerman

Life in Hagerman is built around the water. The Snake River flows to its west, hot springs gurgle up from ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Albion

Albion may be a tiny town — fewer than 300 people reside there — but it’s a great place to ...

Thousand Springs Festival for the Arts

Great entertainment for the whole family at scenic Ritter Island More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the Thousand ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Burley

This charming small town is big on outdoor activities — everything from river boating and bass fishing to some of ...

Make It an Epic Autumn

Orchards ripe with fruit, sunny rounds of golf, the latest vintage — Southern Idaho is bursting with delights during autumn. There’s so much to take in that we’ve developed a best-of-the-best list to use as your guide to fall fun.

Fore! Through Fall at Southern Idaho Golf Courses

Other courses throughout the state may be winding down their seasons, but in Southern Idaho fun on the links lasts well into autumn. Average temperatures in September remain in the high 70s before dropping to the pleasant mid-60s in October and brisk high 40s in November. Autumn golfing in Southern Idaho is perfect for players: Wide-open skies and very little rain.