Bear Lake Valley Museums, Byways & Historic Activities

Bear Lake history - The Oregon/California Trail Center

History of the Bear Lake Valley | Monuments | Butch Cassidy

 The Bear Lake valley is a land rich in culture and history ranging from its pioneer ancestry to the influence of the railroad. So pull up a chair, sit a spell, and check out the links on the left to find out more about Bear Lake valley's illustrious past!

Experience Bear Lake Valley history at the amazing places below!

2nd N. 220 West
Paris, Idaho 83261
Pioneer style living farm, Wagon Rides, Handcart Trek and Pioneer Entertainment.
(435) 713-4059 or (435) 764-3272
10 S Main Street
Randolph, Utah
Pioneer relics of early Mormon pioneer leader. The Woodruff families left Randolph in 1876, but ownership of their home did not pass to John Snowball until 1898. Wilford Woodruff was sustained as Church President in 1889, at age 82 years.
(800) 448-2327
345 Main Street
Paris, Idaho 83261
The museum displays local history artifacts and is located directly across the street from the Paris LDS Tabernacle in Paris, Idaho. Mid-town on west side of U.S. Highway 89 in Paris, Idaho. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9:30 am to 5 pm.
(208) 945-9606
2839 N Bear Lake Blvd
Fish Haven, Idaho 83287
This scenic byway follows Bear Lake north on U.S. 89 to Montpelier, then north on U.S. 30, where you leave the Cache National Forest and enter the Caribou National Forest. It goes through Soda Springs, Lava Hot Springs and ends in McCammon.
(800) 448-2327
320 North 4th Street
Montpelier, Idaho 83254
Explore the stories and adventures of emigrants who traveled the Oregon Trail. Travel back to 1849. Hear the story of Peg Leg Smith and his trading post. Visit with pioneers in their wagon train encampment at the Clover Creek grazing area. Hear their story. Learn about their dream. Some of the wagon ruts can still be seen. Allinger Community Theatre offers Theater Events and Concerts.
(208) 847-3800 or (866) 847-3800
109 S Main St
Paris, Idaho 83261
This place of worship is recognized as one of the true pioneer landmarks of the West and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1889, this Romanesque Mormon tabernacle was constructed of red sandstone that had to be transported by wagon or sled from a quarry 18 miles away. A free, self-guided tour reveals intricate wood ceilings and stone carvings. A small museum houses heirlooms and objects of art left by the homesteaders. Guided tours are also available.
(800) 448-2327
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