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“opportunity” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Ranked #13 of 124 things to do in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
McCall, Idaho
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“opportunity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

the basque center offers a very unique experience to everyone...a chance to step into history, immerse in a rich culture, and gain an education in the history/culture/food/language!

a wonderful opportunity for anyone who enjoys history and takes pride in culture!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a treat for all.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

The local Basque community maintains and enlightens all with this wonderfu enlightening museum. Did you know that the Spanish Basques fished in Newfoundland for many decades? Probably the French Basques also but all in all a lovely learning experience for all those unfamiliar with the Basque culture.

Visited October 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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150 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Of sheep, gold and culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center was a revelation. Having spent time in the Basque region in Spain, I had no idea how influential they were in Idaho – or that they even went to Idaho. The museum is more than a repository of the past. It's a community center for present day Basque descendants, including Boise's mayor. The exhibits blend history, art, personal immigrant stories, Basque sports and everyday life. Make sure you visit the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga Boarding House next door and the Basque food market across the street.

Visited September 2013
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unique and Historical Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a wonderful history of the Basque presence in Idaho. The positive impact for Idaho business, schools and personal lives as a result of Basque influence is very significant. Great photos and historical summary supporting the Basque Spirit!

Visited August 2013
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was very impressed with this small museum. I learned some new information about the Basque region of Spain. Great pictures of past and present. All in all, a nice visit.

Visited October 2013
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