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Spring Seasonal Activities

Idaho’s capital is a small city with a big heart and a hometown feeling. Nestled along the river where the desert softly meets the Rocky Mountains, Spring is a beautiful season with the trees and foothills in bloom.

TREEFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

This annual March event transforms downtown Boise into a playground for music fans. Over the course of fi ve days, the event features hundreds of musical acts, off ering something for everyone.

BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL
CENTER

Only one block from the convention center, this unique attraction provides a look into the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho. Tour the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga Boarding House, one of the few remaining in the west.

ZOO BOISE

Zoo Boise delivers on its mission to connect visitors with animals that inspire and to involve the community in conservation of wildlife worldwide. Activities designed for all ages. For a complete list of events, educational opportunities and special attractions visit www.zooboise.org.

HYDE PARK

In addition to being listed on the National Historic Register, Hyde Park is also home to a variety of quaint neighborhood restaurants and specialty shops. A community gathering place that is a must-visit when exploring Boise!

OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY


Only five minutes from downtown Boise and adjacent to the Idaho Botanical Gardens. Visitors can experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history.

BOGUS BASIN SKI RESORT

Created by the Boise community in 1942 and located just 16 miles from Boise, this resort is open seven days a week, with 2,600 acres and seven chairlifts, including two high-speed quads! And, don’t forget to enjoy the Nordic Center: access to miles of snowshoeing and the tubing hill.

WARHAWK AIR MUSEUM

Created by the Boise community in 1942 and located just 16 miles from Boise, this resort is open seven days a week, with 2,600 aThe mission of the museum is to teach and preserve history from the homefront to the warfront and aviation history from the advent of fl ight though the space age. The museum takes you through an educational experience of the technology, culture and social changes that have occurred in North America since WWII.

IDAHO STATE CAPITOL

Created by the Boise community in 1942 and located just 16 miles from Boise, this resort is open seven days a week, with 2,600 In the heart of downtown, Idaho’s State Capitol is one of the state’s most treasured buildings modeled after the nation’s capitol and the only one in the U.S. heated by geothermal water. The building is open 24/7 and has unique Idaho gifts located in the Gift Shop.

FLY FISHING THE BOISE RIVER

Trout, rainbow, steelhead and whitefish are plentiful and waiting to be caught. Idaho is famous for its fishing!

GREENBELT/BOISE RIVER

The Boise River Greenbelt stretches 25 miles along the Boise River providing a place for biking, rollerblading, jogging or a leisurely stroll.

BOISE’S DOWNTOWN MUSEUMS

In Julia Davis Park, visitors will fi nd a row of Boise’s museums including: Boise Art Museum, Idaho Historical Museum,
Idaho Black History Museum and the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, all within walking distance of downtown Boise.

IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN

Zoo Boise delivers on its mission to connect visitors with animals that inspire and to involve the community in conservation of The Idaho Botanical Garden is a living museum, which provides visitors with a stimulating and kaleidoscopic experience in nature. The garden’s 33 acres were originally part of the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.

IDAHO STEELHEADS HOCKEY

Be a part of the excitement at an Idaho Steelheads hockey game in the CenturyLink Arena, located in the Grove Hotel. Group seats available. Fans enjoy being part of the action within the 5,000-seat arena. Slap shots, hat tricks and more!

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

The Boise area has over 22 public golf courses that are located in the lush foothills of the Boise Valley or along the banks of the Boise River.

FIRST THURSDAY

First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of each month throughout downtown Boise. The event takes place from 5 – 9pm and focuses on providing downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries in downtown while enjoying in-store entertainment and special events. The Downtown Boise Association provides a special event map and schedule for the evening.

WORLD CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY

Visitors can enjoy live bird presentations and guided tours – getting nose to beak! Explore the world of raptors through interactive displays and multi-media shows. There is something fun for all ages!

BRUNEAU SAND DUNES STATE PARK

The tallest single-structured sand dune in North America 470 feet above small lakes in the high desert south of Mountain Home. Activities include fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching and viewing the stars at Idaho’s only public observatory.