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Oregon Trail Tour

Day 1

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM [5:00 hour(s)] Arrive in Salt Lake City

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM [2:00 hour(s)] Travel to Montpelier

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner

6:00 PM - 12:00 PM [-6:00 hour(s)] Overnight in Montpelier

Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM [1:30 hour(s)] National Oregon / California Trail Center

Address: 320 N. 4th St.
Montpelier, ID 83254
Directions: 320 N. 4th St., Montpelier
Phone: (208) 847-3800
Hours: Living History tours, 10am-5pm, May-Sept. and by appointment for groups of 15 or more.
Fees: Adults, $8, Seniors 60+, $7, Children 5-12. All major credit cards accepted.
Daily living history tours depict the 2000-mile, 5-month journey along the Oregon Trail, including a computer-generated simulated covered wagon ride.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Soda Springs

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Hooper Springs

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Soda Springs Geyser

Address: 9 W. 2nd S.
Soda Springs, ID 83276
Directions: Main St., Soda Springs
Phone: (208) 547-4964
Fees: Free
This sparkling waters geyser, discovered when drilling for water in 1937, now shoots over 70 feet into the air on the hour, every hour daily.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Lava Hot Springs

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM [2:00 hour(s)] Lava Hot Springs Pools

Address: 430 E. Main St.
Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Directions: Interstate 15, take Exit 47, east 11 miles on US Highway 30.
Phone: (208) 776-5221
Hours: Please Call
Fees: Call for fees
Relaxing sulfur and odor-free hot mineral pools open year-round with an Olympic-size heated pool and water slide complex nearby.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Pocatello

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Free Time in Pocatello

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM [0:45 hour(s)] Bannock County Historical Museum

Address: 3000 Alvord Loop
Pocatello, ID 83204
Directions: Upper Level of Ross Park
Phone: (208) 233-0434
Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10am-6pm daily; Winter: Tues.-Sat., 10am-2pm, Closed Holidays
Fees: Adults, $1, Children 6-12, $.50, Children Under 6 free
Exhibits illustrating Pocatello's railroad history and Shoshone-Bannock Indian artifacts.

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM [0:45 hour(s)] Dutch Oven Dinner at Ft. Hall Replica

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Fort Hall Replica

Address: 911 N. 7th
Pocatello, ID 83205
Directions: Ross Park in Pocatello
Phone: (208) 234-1795
Hours: Mid April-Memorial Day, 10am-2pm Tue.-Sat, Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10am-7pm Mon.-Sun., Labor Day-end of Sept., 10am-2pm Tue-Sat.
Fees: Adults $2.25, Seniors $1.75, Youth (6-11) $1.75, Children (3-5) $1, Children under 2 Free; Groups 25-50, take off $.25 per person, Groups 51+ take off $.50 per person
A replica of the historic facility that served pioneers along the Oregon Trail, with a covered wagon, a tepee and rooms that existed in the original fort.

7:30 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:-30 hour(s)] Overnight in Pocatello

Day 3

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Idaho Museum of Natural History

Address: ISU Campus
Pocatello, ID 83201
Directions: Directions: From I-15 take Pocatello exit 69 down Clark Street. Follow the brown “IMNH Bison” signs to the campus of Idaho State University. The Museum is located in ISU Building #12 which adjoins the Student Union. Parking is available adjacent to the Museum, in the General Parking Lot, or off Red Hill Road. A free parking pass is available from the Museum Admissions desk which needs to be placed in your windshield before touring the Museum. Handicap parking spaces are available and visitors using these spaces need only display their Handicap parking tags.
Phone: (208) 282-3317
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Closed Major Holidays.
Fees: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3, Children 4-11 $2, Children under four free. Inquire about group rates.
Exhibits depict the natural history of Idaho and the Intermountain West.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Blackfoot

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Idaho Potato Expo

Address: 130 NW Main St.
Blackfoot, ID 83221-0801
Directions: Blackfoot, exit 93
Phone: (208) 785-2517
Hours: Apr-Sept, 9:30am-5:00pm, Mon.-Sat. Oct-Mar, 9:30am-3:00pm, Mon-Fri
Fees: Adults, $3, Children 6-12, $1, Seniors 55 & up, $2.50, Triple A Members, $2.50
Dozens of fun and educational exhibits celebrating the world's most popular vegetable are in this museum.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Fort Hall

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch at the Oregon Trail Restaurant in Fort Hall

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Shoshone Bannock Tribal Museum

Address: Simplot Rd.
Fort Hall, ID 83203
Directions: I-15, exit 80, 12 mi. N. of Pocatello
Phone: (208) 237-9791
Hours: 9:30am-5pm daily June-Aug, 9:30am-5pm Mon-Fir Sept-May
Fees: Adults, $2.50; Youths 6-18, $1; Tribal members free w/ tribe ID card
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal history and artifacts such as old photographs and unique beadwork can be explored at this small museum in Fort Hall.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM [0:45 hour(s)] Travel to Massacre Rocks State Park

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM [0:45 hour(s)] Massacre Rocks State Park

Address: 3592 N. Park Ln.
American Falls, ID 83211
Directions: Massacre Rocks is in Southeast Idaho off of Hwy. 86, at exit 28 near between American Falls and Raft River.
Phone: (208) 548-2672
Hours: 9am-5pm; Tours can be arranged.
Fees: $4 per vehicle / day; separate camping fees
Rugged lava rocks, desert plants and 200 species of birds enhance this park named for an 1862 Indian ambush on pioneers.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Travel to Hansen

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM [0:45 hour(s)] Stricker Rock Creek Station

Address: 3715 E. 3200 N.
Hansen, ID 83334
Directions: Five miles south of Hansen
Phone: (208) 423-4000
Hours: 8am-8pm
Fees: Donations
Historic 1865 trading post along the Oregon Trail.

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Twin Falls

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM [1:15 hour(s)] Dinner

7:30 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:-30 hour(s)] Overnight in Twin Falls

Day 4

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Herrett Center for Arts and Science

Address: 315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Directions: At the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls
Phone: (208) 732-6655
Hours: School year: Tues- Fri, 9:30am-9pm; Wed-Thurs 9:30am to 4:30pm; Sat., 1pm-9pm; Summer; Tues.-Sat., 1pm-9pm
Fees: Free museum and art gallery; fee for planetarium shows
A planetarium as well as a collection of artifacts including pre-Inca textiles, Mayan jade, and Peruvian pottery.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM [0:45 hour(s)] Travel to Hagerman via Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM [0:45 hour(s)] Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Address: 221 N. State St.
Hagerman, ID 83332
Directions: Visitor Center: Hagerman, 35 miles NW of Twin Falls; Monument: 6-8 miles W. of Hagerman, across the Snake River
Phone: (208) 837-4793
Hours: Summer Hours: 9am to 6pm daily / Memorial Day to Labor Day. Winter Hours: 9am to 5pm daily / Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Fees: Free
Visitor Center with fossils, displays, an informational DVD and a replica of ancient horse skeletons found nearby. Self-guided driving tour, maps and information available.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Glenns Ferry

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch at Carmela Winery

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Three Island Crossing State Park

Address: Box 609
Glenns Ferry, ID 83623
Directions: Approaching Glenns Ferry on Interstate 84 westbound (for example, from Pocatello), exit at mile marker 121 and turn left on 1st Avenue; next, turn left on Commercial Avenue; then, turn right on Madison Avenue. Travel approximately 1 mile on Madison Avenue to the park entrance. Approaching Glenns Ferry on Interstate 84 eastbound (for example, from Boise), exit at mile marker 120 and turn right on Bannock; next, left on 1st Avenue; then, right on Commercial Avenue; finally, right on Madison Avenue. Travel approximately 1 mile on Madison Avenue to the park entrance.
Phone: (208) 366-2394
Hours: 9am-5pm daily (Seasonal)
Fees: $4 per vehicle / day; Separate camping and interpretive center fees
Located at an historic river crossing site along the Oregon Trail, this park has full-service camping and the Oregon Trail History and Education Center.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Bruneau Dunes State Park

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Bruneau Dunes State Park

Address: 27608 Sand Dunes Rd.
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Directions: 18 miles SW of Mountain Home
Phone: (208) 366-7919
Hours: 9am-5pm, daily
Fees: $4 per vehicle/day; separate camping and observatory fees
The tallest sand dunes in North America rise 470 feet above the small lakes at their base with opportunities for fishing, hiking and camping and Idaho's largest observatory.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Travel to Boise

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Boise Area

Address: Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau
312 S. 9th St., Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 344-7777
Originally a respite along the Oregon Trail, then a trading post for miners, Boise is Idaho's capital and largest city. It serves as corporate headquarters for Albertson's, Boise Cascade and Micron Technology.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner

7:30 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:-30 hour(s)] Overnight in Boise

Day 5

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Idaho State Historical Museum

Address: 610 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: Capitol Blvd. at Julia Davis Park
Phone: (208) 334-2120
Hours: May through September: Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm Closed Mondays -- Oct through April: Tues - Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am - 5pm, Closed Sun and Mon
Fees: Adults, $2, Children 6-18, $1, Children under 6 free
Explore Idaho history with the changing exhibits throughout the year at this museum in Julia Davis Park.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Idaho State Capitol

Address: 700 W. Jefferson
Boise, ID 83720-0003
Directions: Capitol Blvd. & Jefferson in Downtown Boise
Phone: (208) 332-1826
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7am-6pm; Sat.-Sun., 9am-5pm
Fees: Free self-guided tour
Inside Idaho’s stunning statehouse, constructed between 1905 and 1912, are executive offices, legislative chambers and displays of Idaho history and major industries.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Parma

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Fort Boise Replica

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Ontario, OR

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario

Address: 2376 E. Hwy. 2
Oldtown, ID 83822
Directions: 4 mi. West of Priest River
Phone: (208) 437-3133
Hours: Daylight
Fees: Free
The Albeni Falls Dam area offers four recreation sites along the Pend Oreille River with sandy beaches, boat ramps and campgrounds.

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM [1:15 hour(s)] Travel to Baker City

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM [1:45 hour(s)] National Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

5:00 PM - 12:00 PM [-5:00 hour(s)] Continue Through Oregon

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