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.
Wahooz and Roaring Springs
Inside Wahooz you’ll find an 80-game arcade with a state-of-the-art virtual reality ride, as well as laser tag, bumper cars, bowling, a ropes course, climbing walls and more. Mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages and go-karts are outside.
The Northwest’s largest water park, Roaring Springs, is right next door. It has more than 20 water attractions, including a wave pool, a large water playground for kids and family raft rides. The park was ranked 8th best waterpark in the nation by TripAdvisor.
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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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.
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.
Roaring Springs & Wahooz
Roaring Springs, the Northwest’s largest waterpark, is getting even bigger with a major expansion opening Summer 2023. New attractions include Camp IdaH2O interactive play structure, Class 5 Canyon action river, and Critter Crossing activity pool, in addition to 20+ water attractions.
Wahooz Family Fun Zone & Pinz Bowling Center are right next door, with 15 indoor & outdoor attractions for all ages, featuring
Go-Karts, Mini Golf, a Ropes Course, Twister Ride, 24 Bowling Lanes and more. Discounted Triple the Fun Tickets available.
Treats & Sweets
We’ve got plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth.