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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Address: 611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-2671
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Ranked #14 of 65 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.

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Porter, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What a treat to learn about the Basque people in Boise and the surrounding areas. I saw an add to attend a program titled "Basque 101" which was conducted prior to the local festival. The idea was to inform others what the Basque culture is and allow attendees to the festival to better enjoy the experience. There was a brief... More

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Idaho
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is fun to visit. Very interesting. The people were friendly and inviting. This is a must-see when in Boise!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A small museum but presents interesting info about an ethnic group that we Americans know very little about -- the Basques of Spain -- and how a number of Basque emigrated to the US and found their way to Idaho, and how they have strived to retain their culture. Good for anyone interested in these sorts of things.

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USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Who would have thought we would find a small thriving Basque population in downtown Boise. We toured the informative museum, tracing the Basque migration from Spain to the Eastern states to the West, following the sheep, and the vineyards. We enjoyed a delicious Basque lunch at an authentic Basque restaurant across the street.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Hurrah! Fate had us in Boise during the time of the Basque Festival and it was fun! We enjoyed the Basque part of town, watched dances, watched them cook paella in huge, and I mean huge pans. You could buy a serving of paella and they piled it onto plates. We watched the dancers, enjoyed the music, and loved getting... More

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USA
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344 reviews 344 reviews
110 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have tremendous respect for the Basque, but if your not into it then don't bother. There are a few restaurants in the area. Museum is small but informative.

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Cosmopolis, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed this museum, and learned a lot of history that was left out of our history books. This is not a large museum, and you need to read as you go through, but it is well worth the time.

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san diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A fascinating glimpse of a little known group of immigrants to America. Small museum but very well done

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Redmond, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My family is Basque so this museum was interesting for me. The pictures on the walls looked like family. If you want to understand the Basque culture a great place. Also LOVED the Scottish woman who was at the front desk...she exemplifies the friendliness of Boise.

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Boise, ID.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Basque block, not just the museum and cultural center is all great. The little old Basque house, furnished as it was back in the old days, the restaurants on the Basque Block, one of whack was on Diners Drive in's and Dives. GOOD FOOD !!

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