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Things to Do and See in Boise including Attractions, Museums, Nightlife,
Sights, Events, History, Arts, Theatre, Landmarks in the Boise Area

Boise River Greenbelt

Flows through Boise and provides more than 25 miles of scenic paths for biking, hiking and jogging.

World Center for Birds of Prey

Housing more than 200 birds of prey, this wood and glass interpretive center stands out against Boise's flat southwestern fields. Visitors admire peregrine falcons, eagles, owls and California condors, or stroll through the grounds, crossing over a rocky creek on a wooden bridge

Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Designated a "Watchable Wildlife" area, this area of nearly a half-million acres winds along an 80-mile stretch of the Snake River Canyon, south of Boise. One of the densest concentrations of nesting birds of prey is here, along with over 250 other wildlife species

Idaho Historical Museum

The museum includes stories of prehistoric, Native American, Basque and Chinese cultures. Visitors also learn about the old frontier days and pioneer settlements.

Idaho Black History Museum

Located in historic St. Paul Baptist Church, this small museum celebrates Idaho's black culture. Opening its doors in 1995, the museum offers visitors many interesting historical tidbits, such as a look at Idaho's black cowboys and miners, and Idaho's contribution to the Civil Rights Movement.

Basque Museum and Cultural Center

 Built in 1864, this building served as a Basque boarding house from 1910-1970 when the Basques immigrated from the northern Iberian Peninsula. The second largest community of Basque people in the world resides in the Boise area, and this museum, now mostly housed in an additional building, is the only one of its kind in the nation.

Discovery Center of Idaho

A science museum that features interactive and hands-on displays. Visitors check out the House of Science to see how machines and devices work, and what scientific principles take effect. There are more than 40 different exhibits at the Discovery Center of Idaho

Julia Davis Park

Boise's oldest park brims with activities. Named after an early Boise resident who died in 1907, the park offers Zoo Boise, rose gardens, museums, and the Greenbelt pathway meandering next to the Boise River

Boise Art Museum

For 70 years this art museum has provided an imaginative excursion for all the senses. Wander through the airy sculpture garden or admire one of the pieces from the museum's 15 galleries. Learn about local artists, such as self-taught James Castle. A wide range of activities are offered for children and adults including tours and annual events.

St. John's Cathedral

Stained-glass windows accent this 800-seat cathedral. Idaho's largest cathedral stretches across an entire city block and has ceilings that soar up to 50 feet. Warm, rich tones light the interior and intricate paintings climb the walls.

Veterans Memorial Park

 Children play at the jungle gym, while inline skaters and bikers cruise along the Greenbelt. Pathways lead to the Boise River where the park joins the Greenbelt. The park is also popular with fishermen and wildlife viewers.

Warm Springs Golf Club

This golf course offers city golfing close to downtown and most of the major hotels. Homes line the course and the Boise River Greenbelt twists along next to it. Sensibly laid out, the course poses few problems except for the occasional tree.

U.S. Assay Office

Built in 1871, this National Historic Landmark housed about $75 million in gold and silver during its heyday. Gold discovered in the Wood River Valley, Boise Basin and Owyhee County created the need for a Federal mint or assay office in Idaho. The sandstone Assay Office operated until 1933 when it became the Boise National Forest headquarters.

Oregon Trail Memorial Bridge

The concrete arch is a sturdy memorial to the Oregon Trail pioneers that crossed the Boise River close to where the bridge stands.

Quarry View Park

Castle Rock offers a heart-pounding climb from this East End park; the informal beginning for a Castle Rock hike. Less energetic visitors can munch on grilled hot dogs and burgers hot off the public grills, or shoot a few baskets at the basketball courts.

Pierce Park Greens

With views of the surrounding mountains and trees dotting the greens, this nine-hole golf course gives golfers-on-the-go an alternative to Boise's longer 18-hole courses. The par-three course also offers a driving range and pro shop.

Quail Hollow Golf Course

18-hole public course, in Stewart Gulch. Offering rolling terrain, the course keeps golfers alert with many challenging areas. After surviving the course, players can retire to The Pub at Quail Hollow and enjoy nice cold drinks.

Ada County Courthouse

The original 1860s courthouse had a first floor jail. Today the courthouse is an austere nine-story edifice. The building is fashioned from Indiana limestone in the Starved Classical style, which resembles Art Deco architecture. The courthouse is near the Idaho State Capitol Building and still houses Ada County offices.

National Interagency Fire Center and Wildland Firefighters Monument

Founded in 1965, the facility houses equipment that helps firefighters across the western United States, including Alaska. During the free tours, visitors learn about special equipment for detecting lightning storms and the role of smokejumpers.

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