All winter long there are more...
All winter long there are more cultural activities than 10 people could attend: Opera, Master Chorale, Philharmonic, Idaho Ballet, Idaho Dance Theatre, four or five theatre companies, Shakespeare (summer), regular rock concerts, stage productions by touring companies, Boise State has regular recitals, concerts, chamber music, and plays. The museum, art museum sponsor live entertainment, as do the bars. Some of it's really lively!
Visit the Old Penitentiary! We only went to the women's portion, but it gives you a great sense of idaho history. Inside the jail were small cells and descriptions of who was there, what they did and for how long. THe prison was only closed in 1973 because of bad conditions there. This is a must see in Boise!
Memorial Day – Labor Day, open every day, 10am - 5pm.
The rest of the year, open every day, noon - 5pm, closed state holidays.
$3.00 Children (ages 6-12)
Discount for groups of 10 or more.
Boise River Greenbelt
Take a walk along the Greenbelt while you’re here to enjoy the view and the sounds of the Boise River. The Greenbelt path follows the river from the Western Idaho Fairgrounds past several parks and the university out to Discovery State Park near Lucky Peak. It’s a nice place for walking, jogging, bicycling, skating, or birdwatching, with the river gurgling along by your side. Pedestrians have the right of way. I’d definitely recommend this scenic area during the day, especially east of Ann Morrison Park. At night it’s a bit too dark and isolated for comfort.
Boise will be Boise
"Capital and Largest City in Idaho -"
Boise retains the feel of a western city. It's a relatively arid place - average precipitation of only 12 inches a year - and it sits at an elevation of 2850 feet.
"Gem State Trivia"
Idaho entered the Union relatively late -in 1890, as the 43rd State. The current Capitol Builidng in Boise was constructed between 1906 and 1919; it was designed by a local architect, John E. Tourtellotte.