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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: 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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fascinating and informative museum

This is a small but wonderful museum to visit. You only need about an hour to see everything but it is fascinating. We were greeted at the door by very knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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North Potomac
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North Potomac
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a small but wonderful museum to visit. You only need about an hour to see everything but it is fascinating. We were greeted at the door by very knowledgeable and friendly staff and learned quite a lot about the Basque people through the self-guided tour. Definitely worth the small fee.

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The people in the cultural center could not have been more friendly and accommodating. It was the location for the MASH BASH associated with the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and we were happy to have someplace to stay warm and have some refreshments during the activities.

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Albany, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This facility was open as advertised but it is a limited experience without a guide. We imagine that it is a much richer experience on the weekends or when there are cultural events taking place. There are clearly printed legend, artifacts, photos and a video. Nicely done but limited. We were unable to enter the boarding house. Be sure to... More 

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Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Take a little time and enjoy this step into the basque culture. You cannot visit this part of Idaho (or be a native here) without familiarizing yourself in such a thorough way about the basque culture. This museum is just the right size, an amazing low price and full of amazing information. Great for children and adults.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to be in Boise on the first Thursday of February, and we got to partake in all the offerings of the museum for free. It was absolutely wonderful! I for one had absolutely no idea about the Basque heritage in the Boise area, so it was an incredible learning experience. Additionally, the tour of the boarding... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

With the largest Basque population outside the Basque homeland, Boise is the perfect location to house a museum featuring many historical pieces telling the pastoral herding story of this people.

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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A spontaneous visit with a sulky 13 year old and just me. We left very impressed! Great presentation of the little known history of the Basque people and their impact on the US and the Northwest. We both learned a lot and really enjoyed the exploration. Make sure you do the tour of the boarding house.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were able to see the museum, and the boarding house next door, for free during the First Thursday event. The best part: the group of Basque musicians that were playing accordion, that was great to see!

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Meridian, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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