Things To Do in Boise

A Downtown Area Guide

If looking for things to do in Boise, you'll want to stay in centrally located Red Lion Inn & Suites Boise Airport. Our Boise hotel gives you easy access to downtown and the many attractions happening in the State Capital. Check out some of our local favorites for your next trip.

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Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Drive | Boise, Idaho 83702 208-345-8330 3.66

The Boise Art Museum (BAM) is the only AAM accredited art museum in the State of Idaho. It began in 1931 as the Boise Art Association when a group of thirty people interested in promoting art in the city of Boise and throughout the state met in the Crystal Lounge of the Hotel Boise. Their purpose was to organize an association whose duties were to acquire and maintain a suitable gallery, hosting traveling exhibitions and promoting fine art in Boise.

Boise State University 1910 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725 (208) 426-1000 2.6

The university's athletic teams, the Broncos, participate in NCAA Division I athletics (FBS for football). The Boise State football team has garnered national attention in recent years for winning the 2007 and 2010 Fiesta Bowls, and for finishing four of the last five seasons ranked among the top ten teams in the national BCS rankings.

Zoo Boise 355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 608-7760 3.6

Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capitol improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals, animal habitats, species conservation and the environment.

Boise Trolley Tours 2288 N Garden St, Boise, ID 83706 208-433-0849 5.09

Boise Trolley Tours offers a narrated tour of Boise's historic downtown district. Our guests enjoy the open-air experience of riding on board our vintage "Molly" Trolley car. We will visit the mansions of Warm Springs Road, the grounds of the Old Territorial Penitentiary, the Basque Block, Historic Hyde Park, the Idaho State Capital, and the Downtown section of our Governmental city. We depart daily during May-Sept. at 11am ( 2pm on Sat & Sun.) from 1911 W. State Street.

Discovery Center of Idaho 131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 343-9895 3.38

The Discovery Center of Idaho's mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and math.

Idaho State Historical Museum 214 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 334-2120 3.26

Founded in 1907, its Idaho's largest & most visited museum. It has evolved from a simple collection of curios and relics sitting on shelves to the first museum in Idaho to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Objects from the Museum's collection tell the story of Idaho from prehistoric times through the fur trade, the gold rush, and pioneer settlement to the present. Richly detailed interiors show how Idahoans in the late 19th and 20th centuries lived and conducted business.

World Center for Birds of Prey 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709 (208) 362-8687 9.23

The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho was dedicated in 1984. It is The Peregrine Fund's world headquarters. From here we operate our national and international conservation programs.

Bogus Basin Ski Area 2600 BOGUS BASIN RD, Boise, ID (208) 332-5100 6.04
Boise Airport 3201 W Airport Way #1000, Boise, ID 83705 (208) 383-3110 1.6

Boise Airport is a joint civil-military airport three miles south of Boise in Ada County, Idaho, United States. The airport is operated by the city of Boise Department of Aviation and is overseen by an Airport Commission.

Red Lion Inn & Suites Boise Airport
4111 S. Broadway Avenue, Idaho, 83705, USA
Phone: 208-343-7662