Must-see attractions in Idaho

  • Basque Block, Boise,  Idaho.

    Basque Block


    Boise is home to one of the largest Basque populations outside Spain, with up to 15,000 residing here. The original émigrés arrived in the 1910s to work…

  • Amazing Boise River on an early Autumn morning.

    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…

  • 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…

  • Idaho state capitol building at dusk, wide low angle view with ground-level skylight illuminated.

    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…

  • 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…

  • Driggs Geotourism Center


    This museum and information center packs a lot of knowledge into a small space. Exhibits on the culture, heritage, food, geology and recreational…

  • Idaho State Museum


    After a multi-year renovation, which brought this museum back to life, traditional exhibits now share space with multimedia installations for a…

  • Pend D’Oreille Winery


    The in-town tasting room for this local panhandle winery is a fine way to get a sense of the local wine scene – their signature drop is a chardonnay, but…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…