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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
208-343-2671
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Ranked #16 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
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USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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345 reviews 345 reviews
110 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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