Things to Do in Boise, ID
Boise is considered to be the cultural epicenter of Idaho. Not only does the city offer much in terms of its visual and performing arts community, there is also huge focus on food, with a variety of locally sourced items from restaurants and craft breweries. For those of you are more inclined to be outside, Boise offers a variety of recreational opportunities within the city limits as well as in the surrounding communities. The city itself has consistently made national lists for its quality of life. In 2012 Boise ranked as one of the top '11 Best Cities to Raise a Family' and more recently made the '2016 Best 100 Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report.' Whatever your interests are, Boise has something to peak your interests. Just ask us while you are shopping for your new boat or RV! We would love to help!
World Center for Birds
The World Center for Birds of Prey was founded to conserve endangered raptors from around the world. Today, the center offers a unique one-of-a-king educational experience in addition to its conservation efforts.
10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Old Idaho Penitentiary
The Idaho State Penitentiary was a functional prison until 1973, and has received more than 13,000 inmates over those years. The site currently contains a number of museums, an aboretum and collections of more than 250,000 historical objects. The prison was also featured on the television series Ghost Adventures.
10 A.M. - 4 P.M. (Open Daily)
Zoo Boise is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Idaho, and is home to more than 300 animals from over 100 various species. Located in the Julia Davis Park in the heart of Boise downtown, the Zoo Boise is a perfect day-trip for the family.
Discovery Center of Idaho
The Discovery Center of Idaho is an interactive science center with more than 200 exhibits including a number of rotating events and exhibits. Its' kid friendly nature allows children to grasp complex science ideas through an interactive learning process.
12 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. (Su-M)
10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (Tu-Sa)
Ridge to River Trail
The Ridge to River Trail system is an interconnected network of roads and trails connecting different neighborhoods with public lands. In fact, there is over 190 miles of trails within the system and a variety of levels for different activities and expertise.
Basque Museum & Center
Boise is home to a thriving Basque community. It was a central location where Basque immigrants first congregated after coming to the United States. The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the Basque heritage through exhibits, collections and tours.
10 A.M. - 4 P.M. (Tu - F)
11 A.M. - 3 P.M. (Sa)
Idaho Botanical Gardens
The Idaho Botanical Gardens is located in Boise's Old Penitentiary Historic District. The garden fosters an appreciation for nature through educational programs, botanical collections and has hosted a variety of cultural and community events.
9 A.M. - 5 P.M. (Open Daily)
Anne Frank Memorial
The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was founded as an educational park designed to engage visitors to reflect, think and engage one another on human rights issues. The Memorial is the only Anne Frank Memorial in the United States and one of the few places where the full Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is on permanent, public display.
Dawn - 11 P.M. (Open Daily)