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Ketchum/Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum

180 1st Street East, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-8118
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We finally stopped by for a look.

We had some time to kill, and decided to give this little place a try. the ski history and even the... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Post Falls, Idaho
A Must for Local History and Hemingway Fans

Veery nicely laid out history of European settlement in the area, with emphasis on its the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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This small museum chronicles the area's history on and off the slopes.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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180 1st Street East, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-8118
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had some time to kill, and decided to give this little place a try. the ski history and even the local history is limited, but the refugee quilt display with the stories of the quilt makers was very nice.

Thank wdlander
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Veery nicely laid out history of European settlement in the area, with emphasis on its the importance of mining and railroads. Most interesting in building #1 is the role RR magnate Averill Harriman hadd in developing Sn Valley, and the effective use of Hollywood stars...More

Thank rjaunesone
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The museum has an interesting display of Ernest Hemingway's time in Sun Valley and also of the early history of the valley. Best of all, it's free. Good way to spend a couple of hours if the weather is bad.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The curator is very knowledgeable and interesting and tells you a lot about the history of the area. But it wasn't Idaho potato's I was here to learn about a long history of sheep herding. Twenty years ago the Trailing of the Sheep Festival was...More

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I was looking forward to my visit, but unfortunately they have moved away from the ski aspect and it was all about local history. Not bad, but also not appreciably different than any other small town Idaho museum except that there is a small area...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Fascinating collection which skillfully takes you through the history of Sun Valley. The engaging curator walked us through the museum and shared personal insight. Even if you don't like "museums", you will be enriched by a visit to this one of a kind gem.

Thank sarah l
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Hit this museum up to learn more about the area, very fun and interesting. The man who runs the museum is very informative and friendly.

Thank ReddingNorCalGal
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Valley, industry, railroad and skiing history. We spent over an hour enjoying the displays, which was great for an afternoon off of skiing!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 November 2015

After major upgrades and expansion, the museum is a must for skiers of all ages. I go often with guests and family. Plan on spending time as there is lots of interesting reading.

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 24 September 2015

In the center of town. The museum is located in refreshed forest ranger buildings. A great local history. The schedule of when it is open varies. I would try to call ahead and see but this is worth a walk through. I stumbled into it...More

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