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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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Address: 611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
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+1 208-343-2671
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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The Basque people have been, for generations, integral and important to the Boise culture. The Museum & Cultural Center tells the story of their journey from Spain to life in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Basque people have been, for generations, integral and important to the Boise culture. The Museum & Cultural Center tells the story of their journey from Spain to life in southern Idaho in very well done graphics, photos and artifacts. A must see on a visit to Boise, the entire Basque Block is interesting, fun, lively and full of Boise... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great history of the Basque Culture in our city! Nicely done for visitors to see photos and the culture the Basque people have brought to the State of Idaho. Worth a see!

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Chantilly, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We didn't have much time since we arrived close to closing time for the museum but the hosts were gracious and told us to read quickly. It was a cute museum for the small space they have and interesting to see the different cultural influences that the Basque people are a combination of. Worth the visit!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

You could say it's small, but I would say it's an intimate look at the rich history of Basque people in Idaho. A real gem that should not be overlooked. Wonderful for in town or out of town visitors to learn that Boise is a hub for Basque culture!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

we watched a wedding here this summer. it was amazing very beautiful place. its a must see in boise.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Boise is always full of surprises, and one of my favorites is its significant Basque population. This museum is small, but it has lots of information and things to see. You can tell that the Boise Basque population is very proud of their heritage and you'll learn why so many Basque decided to make Boise their home. Very well done... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We enjoyed learning about the Basque people and their culture. The museum included a lot of neat facts about the Basque and how they came to live in Idaho.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with interest exhibits. Wish it had been open longer today. Easy to read signage, great photos and video. Even a sheep camp.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We loved the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. We were treated particularly well by a wonderful Basque man named Fulgencio, who personally escorted us throughout the museum. Fulgencio began his life in America as a sheep herder, so what a treat it was to see the excellent sheep wagon exhibit while hearing his stories of what life was like for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Was interesting to learn many things about there culture, food, dress & music..Actually we got invited to come perform with the musicians when they perform for visitors on the first Thursday of each month.....Was a fun time

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