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Boise River Greenbelt
#1 of 103 things to do in Boise
Excellent & safe place to get out and enjoy nature, while getting some good, clean healthy exercise, family oriented, nice setting, fun bike riding, walks, or stroll with pals or loved ones, beautiful now in the e...
It is for everyone, athletes, families, recreationites, lovers, loners, urban explorers, kayakers, cyclists, brew pub hoppers, skaters, boarders, walkers, picnickers, doggies, and anyone who wants to enjoy the gre...
Kathryn Albertson Park
#2 of 103 things to do in Boise
Here's a great family stroll through a lovely park where you may spot the family of deer sunning themselves while nestled in their lair tucked back beneath trees.
The park has fantastic walks, lots of animals both in the ponds and outside, it is great to walk there, specially with kids.
Julia Davis Park
#5 of 103 things to do in Boise
... Abraham Lincoln memorial, a bandshell used for community events, playgrounds, a zoo, tennis courts, and a lagoon with paddle boats, all make this a wonderful place along the river to gather and enjoy family time.
You can walk through the beautiful rose garden, visit the Art Museum, take your kids to the Zoo, walk, ride your bike, and just enjoy the view of the pond or river.
World Center For Birds of Prey
#3 of 103 things to do in Boise
Excellent educational programs with an outstanding staff that takes extra time/effort to make sure kids are having fun and learning.
Wonderful 3d videos of the rain forest and a great education for both children and adults
Camel's Back Park
#13 of 103 things to do in Boise
There is tennis, sand volleyball, hipsters, cyclists(a few access points to thousands of acres of trails, dogs, dog lovers, a well used and well appointed kids park with swings, bars, etc, slack lines, yoga, Tai C...
From the park kids can play on the playground, families can take walks on the trail systems, dog owners can exercise their dogs, and runners/mtn bikers can start their trip from the parking lot! IT's the perfect p...
Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center
#14 of 103 things to do in Boise
Our children and now grandchildren love walking through the Nature Center looking for butterflies in the summer, and watching the fish through the windows of the stream to finding the large sturgeon hiding in the...
this also includes a small indoor exhibit with activities for kids, clean bathrooms, and drinking fountains.
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
#12 of 103 things to do in Boise
Plenty of parking is available and I like the wide variety of skiing options from easy hills, racing schools for kids, and Recreation Unlimited opening up skiing for everyone.
Great family ski area!!!! Affordable skiing and food.
Idaho Botanical Garden
#11 of 103 things to do in Boise
Great place to go .. summer there are outdoor concerts, events for children, in the winter it is lit up & gorgeous!
The Idaho Botanical Garden is good for a quiet reflective walk, a family outing, a proposal, a wedding, or just a day of soaking in its beauty.
Albertsons Stadium
#8 of 103 things to do in Boise
Wonderful facility, visuals and fun! Lots of sports for families and friends.
BSU Broncos are a good football team and I support them wholeheartedly as both of our children graduated from BSU a long time ago.
Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
#4 of 103 things to do in Boise
The part of the exhibit that details the apartment where Anne Frank had to live will be especially interesting to children.
It is worth your time and is a great place to take your family.
Boise Train Depot
#15 of 103 things to do in Boise
"Iron Mike" is on display outside, and the ponds, fish and beautiful grounds make this a family-friendly visit.
Some professional photographers take clients here and we happened to see a couple of them with family groups there.
Barber Park
#17 of 103 things to do in Boise
Right on the green belt, on the river for pedestrians and bicyclists; a beautiful park; great for river rafting access; picnicking; large play areas for kids
Family fun in the sun tubing the Boise River!
Idaho State Capitol Building
#9 of 103 things to do in Boise
Beautiful architecture, lots of interesting information and history to learn about and a scavenger hunt that got my kids entertained.
Traveling from Florida to Idaho for a family ski trip in Sun Valley, we decided to spend a couple of days in Boise.
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Zoo Boise
#22 of 103 things to do in Boise
Very awesome Zoo had plenty of animals lots of carnival rides for all the kids lots and lots of fun we will be visiting again
Great place to go .. kids have a lot of fun .. events are geared for families .. Easter Egg Hunts, lots of fun events.
Lucky Peak State Park
#25 of 103 things to do in Boise
You can purchase a yearly pass to all parks for only 10 dollars when you register your car making this a super affordable way to entertain your kids.
Numerous families were frolicking in the water, picnicking and generally having a great time.
Discovery Center of Idaho
#23 of 103 things to do in Boise
A Wonderful Place to Visit - Good for Adults and Especially for Kids
Great spot for families and kids - just as much fun on "adult nights!"
Boise Public Library
#19 of 103 things to do in Boise
The downtown Boise library is amazing for kids!
All the libraries hold programs for children and have family nights to do projects.
Ann Morrison Park
#24 of 103 things to do in Boise
There are families with cute kids walking about, lots a baby stroller with moms getting some fresh air and sunshine and hosts of river rafters getting back from their float trips.
This is a very well maintained larger park with a beautiful fountain, open spaces, children playground and greenbelt trail.
Hyde Park
#18 of 103 things to do in Boise
Our family loves the eclectic and historic but fresh atmosphere of Hyde Park!
Families are everywhere walking, riding bikes, eating...it's super safe and clean and very walker friendly.
Freak Alley Gallery
#16 of 103 things to do in Boise
This is a family favorite of ours because of the talented artist showcasing their work with different styles and subjects.
What a great place to see works of different arts, place to take pictures of family and friends and just a great place to just look at art.
Old Idaho Penitentiary
#6 of 103 things to do in Boise
Considering that goatheads will take out tires, it was a pretty effective ploy!) Great tour for adults and kids, both- I highly recommend it!
They throw a fantastic family fun event with something for everyone.
Aquarium of Boise
#36 of 103 things to do in Boise
It's a fantastic place to take children to learn about ocean fish and creatures, as well as a selection of land animals.
My kids (8 and 9) love to come here and feed the fish and stingrays/sharks and all snakes and lizards make it even more fun for the hands-on experience.
Hulls Gulch Nature Trail
#31 of 103 things to do in Boise
Introduced my children to hiking here when they were 3 & 4. Lots of short, easy trails for beginners with options for extending hikes on adjoining trails as they progressed.
A great family hike.
Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir
#39 of 103 things to do in Boise
Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
#40 of 103 things to do in Boise
Hawks Memorial Stadium
#44 of 103 things to do in Boise
Idaho State Museum
#29 of 103 things to do in Boise
Located next to the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and the Boise Zoo it is a great places for families to “hang out”
Great for for everyone including children.
Boise Center
#34 of 103 things to do in Boise
They have a jumping fountain which the kids love and it is a great place to sit and people watch and have a quick inexpensive bite.
Love the fountains and watching the children play in them on hot summer days.
Century Link Arena
#37 of 103 things to do in Boise
An added treat was that after the Steelheads scored their first goal, fans threw out stuffed animals onto the ice, I think as a program for needy kids.
North End
#38 of 103 things to do in Boise
Used to be Camelback Park and Goody's Ice Cream Parlor when children were small now it's Hyde and Seek, Several restaurants, Antique Shops and pubs.