Boise, Idaho
Attractions

Art and Art Galleries (Click link for Art Galleries page.)

Farmers Markets

Boise Co-op. 888 W. Fort Street, Boise, ID 83702. Phone: 208-472-4500.

Capital City Public Market. PO Box 2019, N. 8th Street, Between Bannock Street and the Grove Plaze, Boise, ID 83701. Phone: 208-345-5928.

Historic Sites

Boise Depot. 2603 W. Eastover Terrace, Boise, ID 83706.

Spanish-style structure operated by the Boise Parks & Recreation Department. Designed by New York architects, the building opened in 1925. With a splendid panoramic view of the Boise Front, the building grounds include Platt Gardens, park with pathways, gazebo and koi pond.

Idaho State Historical Society. 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712. Phone: 208-334-2682; Fax: 208-334-2774.

Old Idaho Penitentiary. 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712. Phone: 208-334-2844; Fax: 208-334-3225.

Landmarks and Statues

Idaho Human Rights Education Center - Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. 777 S. 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702. Phone: 208-345-0304; TTY: 711. E-mail

This world-class educational park is the only Anne Frank Memorial in the United States and one of the only places in the world where the full Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is on public display. The Center distributes free copies of the UDHR in simplified text to school kids. The Memorial also includes a life-sized bronze statue of Anne Frank and over 60 quotes from the world's humanitarian leaders.

Public Art. Gove and 9th Streets, Boise, ID.
Features historic photos and text embedded in the metal artwork and trees that form a canopy leading to the fountains in the center of Grove Plaza.

Movie Theaters

Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9. 760 Broad Street, Boise, ID 83702. Phone: 208-338-3821.

The Flicks Theatre. 646 Fulton Street, Boise, ID 83702. Phone: 208-342-4222. E-mail

The Northgate Reel Theatre. 6950 W. State Street, Boise, ID. Phone: 280-377-2620.

Overland Park Cinemas. 7051 Overland Road, Boise, ID 83709. Phone: 208-377-3072. E-mail

Museums and Exhibits (Click link for Museums and Exhibits page.)

National Forest

Boise National Forest. Headquarters - 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 200, Boise, ID 83709. Phone: 208-373-4100. E-mail

Parks and Gardens

Ann Morrison Park. 1000 Americana Boulevard, Boise, ID.

Boise's largest park with a lighted fountain, picnic areas, trails and resident ducks and geese.

Camel's Back Park. 1200 W. Heron Street, Boise, ID 83702.

Tennis courts, soccer fields, sand volleyball court and hiking and biking trails.

C.W. Moore Park. 150 S. 5th Street, Boise, ID.

See pieces of past architecture and a working water wheel.

Idaho Botanical Garden. 2355 North Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712. Phone: 208-343-8649.

Idaho Native Plant Society. E-mail
The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in native plants and plant communities, and collecting and sharing information on all phases of the botany of native plants in Idaho. The Society seeks to foster the understanding and appreciation of Idaho's native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. Local chapters conduct field trips.

Julia Davis Park. 700 S. Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702. Phone: 208-384-4240.

Rose Garden, public art, Anne Frank Tree Saplings, Abraham Lincoln statue, cultural sites, and cancer survivors plaza.

Kathryn Albertson Park. 1001 Americana Boulevard, Boise, ID.

A botanical and wildlife park near downtown that has paths, ponds, fountains and access to the Greenbelt.

Veterans Memorial Park. 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise, ID.

This park has the Veterans Memorial Plaza, patriot walk, fishing and Greenbelt parking.

Performing Arts (Click link for Performing Arts page.)

State Parks

Eagle Island State Park. 8 miles west of Boise. Phone: 208-939-0696; Fax: 208-939-0696.

Lucky Peak State Park. 8 miles east of Boise. Mail: 9725 E. Highway 21, Boise, ID 83716. Phone: 208-334-2432.

Discovery Park is a popular roadside park for picnics, walking your pet or fishing in the Boise River. Sandy Point, at the base of Lucky Peak Dam is most popular for its sandy beach and clear, cool water. Spring Shores offers lakeside access with two boat ramps, parking, a full-service marina, on-site watercraft rentals and convenience store.

Wildlife

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center. 600 South Walnut, Boise, ID 83712. Phone: 208-334-2225.

Wolf Recovery Foundation. PO Box 44236, Boise, ID 83711-0236. Phone: 208-363-0203.

A Foundation organized in 1986 and dedicated to the restoration of wolves in the Rockies. The Foundation offers public education programs for thousands of students and adults to fulfill its mission of creating a new heritage of acceptance and appreciation of wolves.

World Center for Birds of Prey. 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709. Phone: 208-362-3716; Interpretive Center: 208-362-8687; Fax: 208-362-2376. E-mail

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