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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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It is amazing to learn all of the history of the Basque culture here in boise and Why the connection. The tour is a walking tour and is just a pleasure. I would say overall its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Lutz, Florida, United States
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Lutz, Florida, United States
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to learn all of the history of the Basque culture here in boise and Why the connection. The tour is a walking tour and is just a pleasure. I would say overall its about an hour long but moves quickly. Stay and get some food at a nearby Basque restaurant you won't be disappointed.

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For the price I was disappointed. But did learn about these people and what they did here in the USA. They have a tour of the boarding house next door, that was interesting, that was worth it, but the museum seems to still be under construction.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I did not even know Basques had a cultural,identity in the U.S., much less that Boise is kind of Basque headquarters since it has such a ,large community here. The museum is small but informative, I learned everything I need to know . The area of the museum is replete with Basque restaurants that serve tasty food at food prices.

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Yakima, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This small museum was interesting and well put together. If you're interested in history and cultures, visit.

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were with a group on an arranged tour, so we did not stop to read all the information but it was very interesting, and would have liked to have a bit more time. It is not a large place and would not take more than an hour.

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Pocatello, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The museum itself is pretty small, but good. Really enjoyed the boardinghouse guided tour the best. Went on July 3.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Basque Museum and Cultural Center is a truly unique and beautifully presented collection of exhibits and items that illustrate how, decades ago, Europe came west. (Many Basque men came to the US in a variety of jobs - escaping the harsh rule of Franco in WWII-era Spain - and brought their rich culture with them.) I can't begin to... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a small but excellent museum depicting the history of the Basque people in the western Untied States and particularly in Idaho. The videos are the best part of the display in my opinion. The maps, photos, and displays are engaging if not interactive, and we spent a wonderful hour here. I don't usually comment on gift shops but... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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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