What to see in Boise
Boise is the capital of Idaho, and its largest city and cultural heart. While not known for world-famous landmarks and attractions, the city offers a number of interesting sights and activities for visitors.
Boise has a few excellent museums including the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Black History Museum, and the popular Basque Museum and Cultural Center. Also worth a visit is the World Center for Birds of Prey, which hosts live presentations and educational tours for the whole family.
There are some lovely parks in Boise, perfect for a lazy afternoon in summer. Julia Davis Park is home to a small zoo and rose garden, as well as a scenic railroad; while Barber Park is known for its wildlife, and visitors can spot deer, elk, bald eagles, and other animals. Barber Park is also the starting point for a summer tradition in Boise: floating down the Boise River. The Greenbelt path system connects five major parks throughout Boise, providing wonderfully extensive space for exercise and recreation.
A flood of immigrants from the Basque Country (Spain and France) built lives in the US, with immigration peaking in the…
Bogus Basin, the remarkable recreation area in Boise's backyard, has grown from a small ski hill with a rope tow into…
About 15,000 years ago, Idaho was shaped by volcanoes, and Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a fascinating…
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