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Boise is the perfect place for a family-friendly vacation. The city is home to hundreds of outdoor activities and indoor places to explore. We’ve got a river, mountains, lakes, museums galore and entertainment centers, too. Not to mention sports teams, a zoo and some of the best parks in the state.



Boise has world-class parks right in the heart of the city. They’re perfect for stretching your legs and taking in some fresh air. Get the deets on Boise’s parks here, including amenities like playground equipment and much more.

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Discovery Center

This interactive science museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits and displays. Come learn why soap bubbles have iridescent colors, how machines and devices work, and much more

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Zoo Boise

Started in 1916, this open-air zoo has over 300 animals from 100 various species. It’s located in Julia Davis Park along the Boise River Greenbelt and has zebras, giraffes, otters, sloth bears, penguins and native Idaho animals. You can buy food in the park or bring your own picnic lunch.

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Roaring Springs and Wahooz

Take a mini vacation the whole family will love to Roaring Springs Waterpark and Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Roaring Springs major expansion is now open, making it one of the largest waterparks in the US, featuring:

· Camp IdaH2O watery wilderness playground with seven kids’ slides and Tippin’ Tater potato tipping bucket
· Class 5 Canyon whitewater wave action river
· Critter Crossing adventure pool
· Geyser Grill & Bar
· 16 luxury cabanas

Wahooz Family Fun Zone is right next door, with 15 indoor & outdoor attractions, including go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, an indoor adventure park, bowling, arcade & more. Make it a weekend getaway with discounted Triple the Fun tickets.

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Treats & Sweets

We’ve got plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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