Sun Valley History & Museums: Stanley Idaho Museum

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Stanley Museum

Sixty-five miles northwest of Sun Valley is the Stanley Museum which is located in the Old Valley Creek Ranger Station on Highway 75. Read More

  • The Stanley Museum is located 65 miles northwest of Sun Valley on highway 75.
  • The Museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily 11 am-5 pm.
  • There is no charge to visit the Stanley Museum.


This quaint historical building contains memorabilia, artifacts and other historical items that work together to tell the story of the days when Stanly was the service center for the nearby gold mining towns, some of which remain as ghost towns.


The cozy Stanley Museum is located in what was once the ranger station for the area on State Highway 75. The town of Stanley is 65 miles northwest of Sun Valley. Call (208) 774-3517 for more information.


Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 11am-5pm daily.


There is no charge to visit the Stanley Museum.

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Steeped in the mystic of the Old West, Stanley, Idaho was first settled in 1890 by miners who had come to the area seeking their fortune. Stanley is one of the few remaining gold era towns. Others including Vienna, Sawtooth City, Custer and Bonanza have become simply "ghosts" of their former selves.