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  • From outdoor trails, festivals, and attractions Boise has something for everyone. A bridge honoring Western pioneers, the Oregon Trail Memorial Bridge located in Downtown is a must-see for your Boise vacation. This picturesque bridge displays colorful ceramic panels and sits close to where early pioneers crossed the Boise River. For the best hiking and biking trails in Idaho you must make plans to cross the Ridge to Rivers Trail System in the foothills of Boise. These trails intersect private and public property through 75,000 acres so be sure to pay attention to posted signs and follow trail etiquette. During the winter skiing is very popular in Boise. Located about 20 minutes north of Downtown, off a twisting mountain road, Bogus Basin is Boise’s winter getaway. Offering ski runs, school, and rentals during the winter a novice and a professional will be able to enjoy this destination. Don’t forget this mountain recreation center is open during the summer too and you’ll be able to hike, bike, and even plan a wedding atop this mountain retreat.

    Festivals in Boise abound, which really is fun for the whole family. If you want to support local vendors and artists you should check out the Hyde Park Street Fair located in Boise’s historic North End Hyde Park and Camels Back Park. Unique in its size and scope this street fair, usually in mid-September, offers visitors live music, exotic foods, cold beer, and a wine garden. While not necessarily a festival, but certainly festive stop by the Idaho Downs at Expo Idaho. These horse races will definitely get your heart pumping as you cheer on your favorite horse racing teams. The Expo Idaho itself has several festivals and events throughout the year, including the Western Idaho Fair where you can enjoy four nights of live music, carnival rides, and yummy food.

    Don’t count out the museums and other attractions in Boise. For instance, explore the Pioneer Village with the whole family and learn about what life was like for 19th Century pioneers in Idaho. Located in Downtown in the Julia Davis Park these rustic cabins with their artifacts inside demonstrate the rural life of the Western Pioneer. While you are visiting Pioneer Village you must stop by the Idaho State Historical Museum. Objects from the museum’s collection tell the story of Idaho from prehistoric times through the fur trade, the gold rush, and pioneer settlement to the present. The goal of this museum is to preserve Idaho’s cultural legacy for generations to come. Zoo Boise is also a must-see attraction in this area of town. Check out the Giraffe Encounters or the Conservation Cruise and support the Zoo’s efforts to care for animals around the world.

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    Nexstage Theatre

    120 Main Street South

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    Hells Canyon Adventures

    Nat For Deve Rd 454

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    Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

    Highway 26

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    Boise Contemporary Theater

    854 Fulton Street

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    Opera Idaho Inc

    513 South 8th Street

    Professional Opera... read more

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    Ballet Idaho

    501 South 8th Street

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    Boise Philharmonic Associates Inc

    516 S 9th St # C

    Symphony Orchestra... read more

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    Trey McIntyre Project

    775 Fulton Street

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    Morrison Center for the Performing Arts: Ticket Information

    2201 Cesar Chavez Lane

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    Idaho Shakespeare Festival

    520 South 9th Street

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    green chutes

    4716 West State St.

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    Boise Public Art

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    Sawtooth National Recreation Area

    511 Mesquite Ln

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    Starlight Mountain Theatre

    850 S Middlefork Rd

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    Cascade Raft & Kayak

    7050 Idaho 55

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    Sun Valley Trekking

    450 Mother Lode Loop

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    Galena Lodge

    15187 Idaho 75

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    Idaho City Yurts

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    Lake Pend Oreille

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    Galena Summit

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