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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
208-343-2671
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Ranked #13 of 85 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
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English first
Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The lady that runs the place is delightful and fun. Interesting to see the background of the community and how it all started. The miniature house is great. Loved the art and the old pictures too.

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McCall, Idaho
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

the basque center offers a very unique experience to everyone...a chance to step into history, immerse in a rich culture, and gain an education in the history/culture/food/language! a wonderful opportunity for anyone who enjoys history and takes pride in culture!

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Boise, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The local Basque community maintains and enlightens all with this wonderfu enlightening museum. Did you know that the Spanish Basques fished in Newfoundland for many decades? Probably the French Basques also but all in all a lovely learning experience for all those unfamiliar with the Basque culture.

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Jenkintown, PA, USA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center was a revelation. Having spent time in the Basque region in Spain, I had no idea how influential they were in Idaho – or that they even went to Idaho. The museum is more than a repository of the past. It's a community center for present day Basque descendants, including Boise's mayor. The exhibits... More

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a wonderful history of the Basque presence in Idaho. The positive impact for Idaho business, schools and personal lives as a result of Basque influence is very significant. Great photos and historical summary supporting the Basque Spirit!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was very impressed with this small museum. I learned some new information about the Basque region of Spain. Great pictures of past and present. All in all, a nice visit.

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Payette, Idaho, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We were there as part of Idaho's Heritage Conference so we were getting all the bells and whistles. We LOVED the Basque dancers! We loved the video and report on the dig for the well at the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House and were happy to get to see the site even from a distance. It was all just great - the... More

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Greenfield Twp, Carbondale, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a part of Boise that you do not want to miss. The whole area represents interesting people and culture that so many have folks do not even know exist. Who are the Basque? Visit and enjoy a lesson in history and meet interesting people and taste unique foods.

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Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Basque block in downtown Boise is a definite "Don't Miss". The museums, cafes, and market are just a wonderful place to go, and is just a block long. Sit down outside and have a brew!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We visited this attraction on a recent trip to Boise. The staff is very nice -- the display is okay, but limited (but, what the heck - it's $4 for Seniors). We left knowing more about this culture than we did when we arrived - which was our objective!

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