Attractions

Top Choice Area in Boise

Basque Block

Boise is home to one of the largest Basque populations outside Spain with as many as 15,000 residing here, depending on who you ask. The original émigrés arrived in the 1910s to work as shepherds when sheep outnumbe…
Park in Boise

Boise River Greenbelt

The glowing emerald of Treasure Valley began as an ambitious plan in the 1960s to prevent development in the Boise River's floodplain and provide open space in a rapidly growing city. Now, the growing collection of …
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Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

The biggest spud in Idaho is not a potato, but the 17.5 ton pylon that held the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge in place as it chewed its way upstream, digging for gold. The fully intact dredge is an impressive machine and …
Bird Sanctuary in Boise

World Center for Birds of Prey

The Peregrine Fund's worldwide raptor conservation programs have brought many species back from the brink of extinction – including the iconic California Condor, successfully bred in captivity here for release in Ca…
Museum in Teton Valley

Driggs Geotourism Center

This museum / information center packs a lot of knowledge into a small space. Exhibits on the culture, heritage, food, geology and recreational opportunities of the area inspire you to get out and experience them yo…
Museum in Boise

Boise Art Museum

Inside 90-acre Julia Davis Park, this small but bright museum displays mostly contemporary art in all media, including the occasional Warhol, and touring exhibitions by some big names. On First Thursdays each month,…
Museum in Boise

Idaho State Historical Museum

While the main building is under renovations a temporary museum with a handful of exhibits, including the much-adored two-headed stuffed calf, are on display at 214 Broadway. The re-opening is slated for spring 2018…
Landmark in Boise

Idaho State Capitol

The joy of US state capitol buildings is that visitors can admire some of the nation's best architecture for free. The Boise building, constructed from native sandstone, celebrates the neoclassical style in vogue wh…
Museum in Boise

Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Sandwiched between the ethnic taverns, restaurants and bars is the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, a commendable effort to unveil the intricacies of Basque culture and how it was transposed 6000 miles west to I…
Landmark in Boise

Anduiza Fronton Building

Originally a boarding house from 1912, this building is home to Boise's popular indoor pala (Basque racquetball) court – check at the Basque Museum for a schedule of games.