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Boise
Nature is a big part of Boise, Idaho. The snow-capped Rocky Mountains serve as a backdrop, the Boise River and its riverfront paths wind through the city and skiing is a short drive away. Boise's varied museums include the Idaho History Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center and the interactive Discovery Museum of Idaho. Unique attractions include Old Idaho Penitentiary and historic Pioneer Village. Old Boise offers shopping, dining, culture and nightlife.

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Boise River Greenbelt
Boise River Greenbelt
Flows through Boise and provides more than 25 miles of scenic paths for biking, hiking and jogging.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Old Idaho Penitentiary
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Owner description: In 1872 the Idaho Territorial Prison opened its doors to some of the most desperate and mean criminals the West could offer. In 1973 the Idaho State Penitentiary closed to... more Owner description: In 1872 the Idaho Territorial Prison opened its doors to some of the most desperate and mean criminals the West could offer. In 1973 the Idaho State Penitentiary closed to inmates. Now our doors are open for visitors to explore over 100 years of Idaho's unique prison history. Open year-round, visitors of the Old Idaho Penitentiary can walk through solitary confinement, cell blocks, and the gallows. Visit today and relive the Old Pen's exciting past of daring escapes, scandals, and executions. Call for more details about special events, educational programs and guided tours. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Idaho State Capitol Building
Idaho State Capitol Building
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Monuments & Statues
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World Center For Birds of Prey
World Center For Birds of Prey
Owner description: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours... more Owner description: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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Chandlers Steakhouse
Chandlers Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 736 Restaurants in Boise
Price: $50 - $70
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bleubird
Bleubird
Ranked #2 of 736 Restaurants in Boise
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Soups, Gluten Free
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Goldy's Breakfast Bistro
Goldy's Breakfast Bistro
Ranked #3 of 736 Restaurants in Boise
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Goodwood Barbecue Company
Goodwood Barbecue Company
Ranked #4 of 736 Restaurants in Boise
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Barbacoa
Barbacoa
Ranked #5 of 736 Restaurants in Boise
Price: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Inn America A Budget Motel
2.5 of 5
Inn America A Budget Motel
$74 - $90
Ranked #14 of 55 Hotels in Boise
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Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
$59 - $100
Ranked #33 of 55 Hotels in Boise
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Mr. Sandman Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Mr. Sandman Inn & Suites
$69 - $96
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Meridian
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites Boise
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Boise
$113 - $224
Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Boise
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Oxford Suites Boise
3.0 of 5
Oxford Suites Boise
$129 - $168
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Boise
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Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
$102 - $212
Ranked #3 of 55 Hotels in Boise
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel 43
4.0 of 5
Hotel 43
$169 - $335
Ranked #20 of 55 Hotels in Boise
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.