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A Historical Museum of Idaho’s Famous Owyhee County


The Emu-Z-Um is a family friendly historical museum about the early settlement of Owyhee county, in Southwest rural Idaho, near Grand View, a 60 mile drive Southeast of Boise.  The museum is located on the South side of the Snake River along the South Alternate branch of the Oregon Trail.

The museum collections include artifacts from the late 1800′s and early 20th century, that were used by Owyhee county pioneers and other early Idaho settlers.  There are diverse collection of everyday items including period clothing, antique kitchen gadgets, early vehicles, frontier farming and ranching implements, mining equipment, Native American artifacts and much more.  The collections will give you a wonderful glimpse into how Idaho’s early settlers and miners lived, worked, and played.

Included in the museum collections are a significant number of artifacts from Owyhee county’s old mining ghost town of Silver City.  You will come away with a much better understanding of what life was like in that 19th century Idaho mining town. More…