Small-town museum that draws big-name exhibits
The Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls is one of the most interesting museums around. it is undeniably a small-town museum with a modest collection and pleasant permanent exhibit, but what makes it so interesting is that it regularly draws world-class traveling exhibits like King Tut's treasures, European masters, and the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Most of these exhibits only pass through big-city museums in New York, Washington, and San Francisco and it's such a feat that the Museum of Idaho has managed to bring them all to its exhibition galleries.
The museum's permanent collection is mainly based around the history of the state of Idaho and features some rather interesting and kid-friendly exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition and the founding of Idaho Falls. They even have a full-scale mock-up of an early Idaho frontier town that you can walk through and explore. The Children's Discovery Room is an especially nice addition and let's get learn about nature, animals, and history through fun little interactive displays.