Boise Attractions

Experience the sights and attractions of Boise. Idaho's capital city has lots in store for you, including museums, zoos, public gardens and parks, and much more. Use our list to plan your excursion into the city and you'll be enjoying the best of Boise.

Zoo Boise
Explore nature through the attractions at Zoo Boise. You can feed the goats, sheep and llamas at the Zoo Farm. Come nose to nose with the giraffes. Hop around with Parma and Bennett's wallabies and kookaburras at Wallyaby Walkabout. It's a zoo-per day!

Address: 355 East Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 384-4260
Web: www.zooboise.org

Lucky Peak State Park
It's your lucky day at the Lucky Peak State Park, located near Lake Peak in Boise! Discover a popular roadside park that sits at the base of Lucky Creek Dam, surrounded by a sandy beach and clear, cool water that offers picnic areas, walking paths and fishing in the Boise River.

Address: 9725 East Highway 21, Boise, ID 83716 - MAP
Phone: (208) 334-4199
Web: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov

Historic Hyde Park
Wander into a Historic Hyde Park neighborhood district listed on the National Register. You'll appreciate the district's unique architecture and enjoy the blend of attractions, independent shops, and eateries such as Dunia Marketplace, Parilla Grill and Hyde Park Pub. It's also the official mountain bike and touring bike headquarters.

Address: 1507 North 13th Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 345-5439
Web: www.northend.org

Idaho Botanical Garden
Have a blooming good time exploring nature's most colorful attractions at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Meander through a colorful and fragrant living museum that's in bloom with an Herb Garden, Foothills Native Plant Garden, Children's Adventure Garden, Carnivorous Plant Collection, Mediterranean Garden, Summer Succulent Garden and more never-ending blooms than you can imagine.

Address: 2355 North Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712 - MAP
Phone: (208) 343-8649
Web: www.idahobotanicalgarden.org

Boise Art Museum
Bam! The Boise Art Museum serves up piping hot permanent art installations and attractions like the Comics at Crossroads exhibit rendering decades of comics, the Full Circle exhibit honoring a universal symbol, and Catherine Courtenaye exhibit of colorful abstracts lettered with Victorian penmanship and quotes.

Address: 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 345-8330
Web: www.boiseartmuseum.org

Basque Museum and Cultural Center
The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibit from Ellis Island in New York City landed at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise. Explore exhibits and attractions showcasing the Basque immigrants from the Spanish Basque Region that made the capital city their home, making them renowned for their hard work and perseverance.

Address: 611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 343-2671
Web: www.basquemuseum.com

Discovery Center of Idaho
The Discovery Center of Idaho is spinning out of control at its "Gyrations" Exhibit. Watch the spinning, rotating, and orbiting gyrations teach you how the forces are used to create interactive video games. Spend the day learning at this fun and educational, hands-on scientific attraction. Enjoy lunch at the Scientific Café and find souvenirs at the Science Store.

Address: 131 Myrtle Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 343 9895
Web: www.scidaho.org

Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is no bogus ski resort; it's Treasure Valley's local winter recreation area just minutes from downtown Boise. This mountain valley cold spot sports hours of fun skiing, snowboarding, along with a ski and snowboard school and plenty of ski equipment. So gear up and get your season pass to enjoy the coolest time!

Address: 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 332-5100
Web: www.bogusbasin.org