320 North 4th Street, Montpelier Idaho 83254
208-847-3800 Fax 208-847-1863
The Rails and Trails Museum is operated by the Bear Lake County Historical Society and houses many histories, pictures, relics and artifacts from the pioneer era, including the Bear Lake County DUP and railroad exhibits, along with many other loaned and donated materials, and other local artifacts. The Rails and Trails Museum is housed on the lower floor of the National Oregon/California Trail Center. There is no charge for admission to the Rails and Trials Museum, but donations are acceptable.
We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Other History nearby:
(Montpelier) Oregon Trail Center, Inc.
(Paris) Paris Museum
(Paris) Paris Tabernacle
(Montpelier) Rails and Trails Museum
Request a Free copy of the Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast, which will be delivered to your USA postal address. Also request a free first issue of Oregon Coast magazine and sign up for coast deals.
09/22 Coming to The Montpelier area
Annual Port-Neuf Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous Pocatello ID May31-June2 Enjoy the black powder rifle and pistol shoots, the trailwalks, our knife and hawks throws, the cannons, and the primitive archery shoot. The music at the campfire at the end of the day. Visit the traders of the 1840’s. They are all in canvas of the period as are the Mountain Men and Women of the Primitive Camps. See how they lived and worked daily.
Intermountain Equifest Pocatello ID June20-23 We will have trail riding competition, extreme cowboy race, posse drill presentation, grand entry, horse show, barrel racing, pole bending, bucket races, flag races, and kids games. Horseback and on foot.
Malad Valley Welsh Festival Malad City ID June28-July1 Today, Malad Valley has the largest per capita concentration of people of Welsh ancestry outside the country of Wales itself. For that reason, many residents of the Valley wanted to reestablish their Welsh roots. In 2005, after a 90 year break, this annual cultural event, now called the Malad Valley Welsh Festival, once again became a reality.
Eastern Idaho State Fair Blackfoot ID August31-September7 The Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot begins Labor Day and features horse racing, demolition derby, rodeo, and top name stars along with the excitement of the midway rides and wide range of food booths.
The fair has all the traditional elements of an agricultural fair, including exhibits and 4-H competition.
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Jackson Hole WY September5-12 The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West.
Portneuf Greenway Foundation RiverFest Pocatello ID August17-September17 This is a one day festival which features local and regional bands. This year's headliner band is The Clumsy Lovers. We also have craft booths, commercial booths and lots of great food. There will be a horseshoe tournament as well as our famous raffle. In previous years we have given away camp trailers, boats and cars.