Here are just a few splendors of what Boise has to offer.
Talk a walk on the Boise River Greenbelt
The Boise Green Belt flows through Boise and provides more than 25 miles of scenic paths for biking, hiking and jogging.
Have a picnic in Kathryn Albertson Park
Kathryn Albertson Park is a 41-acre special use park located near downtown Boise. A haven for wildlife and quiet contemplation, the park features wide, paved footpaths and reservable outdoor gazebos in a beautiful natural setting. It is one of the riverside parks in the “Ribbon of Jewels” named for prominent local women.
Visit the World Center For Birds of Prey
The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. http://www.peregrinefund.org
Old Idaho Penitentiary
In 1872 the Idaho Territorial Prison opened its doors to some of the most desperate and mean criminals the West could offer.In 1973 the Idaho State Penitentiary closed to inmates. Now our doors are open for visitors to explore over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history. Open year-round, visitors of the Old Idaho Penitentiary can walk through solitary confinement, cell blocks, and the gallows. Visit today and relive the Old Pen’s exciting past of daring escapes, scandals, and executions. Visit them online at http://history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary for programs and guided tours.
Take a Friend to the movies at The Flicks
Located in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho since 1984, The Flicks theatre features independent, foreign and art films, including the best of the Hollywood films. Find out what movies are playing at http://www.theflicksboise.com
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Got to Bronco Stadium to See Boise State play on the Blue Turf!
Albertsons Stadium is the home of Boise State University football and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (formerly the Humanitarian Bowl), held each December. Bronco Stadium is also home to the only blue Astro Turf in the World.
Idaho State Capitol Building
Idaho’s Capitol is our state’s most-treasured building. Within its beautiful sandstone walls, laws have been passed, issues debated, and citizen rights safeguarded for nearly a century. Learn more about Idaho’s most significant and treasured structure by taking an online tour of each floor and the exterior grounds at Capitol of Light: The People’s House.
Idaho Botanical Garden
Set in what was formerly the yard of the Old Penitentiary, this botanical garden features an English garden, gazebo, meditation fountain, tree house platform, garden cottage, and many rose gardens. See admission hours
Ridge to River Trail System
If you like to hike or just want to take your dog for a walk make sure to explore one of Boise’s Ridge to River Trails. Get Maps and Trail Information on the Ridge to Rivers website http://www.ridgetorivers.org
A brilliantly restored Art Deco theatre and home to Opera Idaho performances, film festivals, Gene Harris Jazz Festival and many other musical events. Check out whats playing