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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
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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Wow, we learned so much!

We wandered into the Basque Museum on a weekday and got a wonderful guided tour of the Basque Boarding House. Our guide was fun and loaded with information about the Basque... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Vicki W
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We wandered into the Basque Museum on a weekday and got a wonderful guided tour of the Basque Boarding House. Our guide was fun and loaded with information about the Basque people in general and about the family that ran the boarding house. Highly recommend this!!!

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Supply, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was very interesting and had many artifacts that had been discovered. The Jacobs house was also very interesting in that it had been a boarding house for sheepherders.

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BEAVERTON
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121 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I and our granddaughter visited this museum and were impressed. The Basques are an ethnic group from the mountains on the French, Spanish border region. They came to the US to work as sheep herders and miners but their story is not widely known. This museum does a great job of telling their story from their culture,... More 

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North Potomac
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Boise, Idaho
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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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Address: Address: 611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-2671
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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