The Museum of Rexburg opened in 1981 in the basement of the Rexburg Tabernacle. The main exhibit was the pictures and artifacts of the Teton Flood but it also includes items of historical interest to Rexburg and the Upper Snake River Valley. It is currently operated by the City of Rexburg. The building was damaged in the Teton Flood and was purchased from the LDS Church with a grant from the Department of the Interior. The Upper Snake River Valley Historical Society has its office in the annex of the Tabernacle building. It houses the best collection of local history in it’s library of which many items are on this web site. The upstairs of the building is used as a civic auditorium (Rexburg Tabernacle) for the City of Rexburg.
There’s so much history located in this building, you could easily take four or five hours to learn about it all, if you’re a big history buff. We spent about an hour and a half there. Along with that was a 20-minute video that you can see of actual footage of the dam breaking, and the water flooding the surrounding area.
The entrance fee was only $2, and they’re open during most hours of the day. Swing by and take a look! You won’t regret it.
51 N. Center
Rexburg, ID 83440
(Located right behind Taco Bell. You can’t miss it. The Tabernacle is upstairs, the Museum is downstairs in the basement.)
Due to hours changing for the various seasons, refer to this website for current operating ours.