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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
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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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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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198 helpful votes 198 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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54 reviews 54 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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17 reviews 17 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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