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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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Address: 611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-2671
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque...

Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.

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week end in Boise

was very interesting learn a lot about the Basque people and there cultural would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the Basque

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

was very interesting learn a lot about the Basque people and there cultural would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the Basque

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merion pa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Museum twice and each time learn more. It is conveniently located and well laid out. A great place to go to get you in the mood for a great Basque meal.

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1 Thank jennifer92244
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We b learned a lot about the Basque culture and their impact on American culture. We were privileged to catch the tour of the boarding house next door and it made everything more personal fir us.

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Baltimore
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Clean, safe and tourist friendly atmosphere and the food was good. The staff are great and the dancers were absolutely beaming with pride and joy.

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Las Vegas
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111 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I visited the Basque Museum during First Thursday. The museum is fascinating, and several Basque musicians were playing traditional music on Basque instruments. The Basques migrated to USA and quickly become known as frugal, honest and hardworking. The communities instituted Lodges, run by families, for Basque residents. Even non-residents of the Lodge were welcome to come to dinner for a... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know much about the Basque culture before visiting the museum, and this definitely helped me understand the Basque community here in Boise! The museum has lots of displays that walk you through Basque life, with information on the sports, sheepherding, dancing and more. It's nice to see the pride they have in sharing their culture with you! Nice... More 

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Ketchum
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Meeting the history of Basque people and tradition is really fun. Go on a Saturday or Friday and wonder to the hall on the corner. They are so nice and always welcoming.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Small but interesting museum that tells about the Basque heritage and their emigration to Idaho and other parts of the US. Not something I knew much about so I learned a great deal. Nothing fancy or especially elaborate.

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1 Thank Fred K
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

On this trip we checked out the Basque Pub & Eatery. Awesome food. If you have time stop in the museum, lots to learn.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A rarity to find a good history of a group of people who immigrated to this country and to see how they established themselves. The Basques are not a large group of people here or in Spain and it was interesting to learn about them and their experience in Idaho where they have their largest population outside of Spain.

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