Boise is the capital city of Idaho in the US. It is the county seat of Ada County and also the most-populous city in Idaho. Boise is a lively city distinguished by the perfect balance of rich heritage, wonderful art scene, and natural beauty. The tourist attractions in Boise range from historic buildings, beautiful parks, museums, zoos, and aquariums, to bustling markets, fairs, and concerts. With an array of enthralling outdoor activities, including mountain biking, hiking, rafting, skiing, etc., Boise is a must-visit for adventure enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on these top tourist attractions in Boise when you are exploring the ‘Gem State.’
Boise River Greenbelt:
This 25-mile Greenbelt running through the heart of downtown Boise along the Boise River is a haven for nature lovers. The tree-lined pathway connects 850 acres of natural area and riverside parks. Go cycling or biking along the Boise River Greenbelt and experience nature — it is one of the most-recommended things to do in Boise. There’s also a walking trail for pedestrians. Spend a quiet evening here, take in the scenic views, spot the wildlife, or play the scavenger hunt game organized in the city. The clues in this engaging game let you explore the beautiful trail alongside learning the history of the city.
Idaho State Capitol:
The State Capitol is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in Boise. This 100-year-old stately building constructed with sandstone and different marbles (such as red marble from Georgia, gray marble from Alaska, green marble from Vermont, and black marble from Italy) boasts a long history and legacy. The architecture is inspired by the iconic architectural styles of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica, London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, and Washington’s U.S. Capitol. A five-foot statue of a bronze eagle sits on the top of the impressive dome, making the building 63 m tall. History and architecture enthusiasts can discover more about this “Capitol of Light” by joining a guided tour.
Julia Davis Park:
Sprawling across 90 acres, Julia Davis Park is the city’s oldest park. Located on South Capitol Boulevard in Downtown Boise, this beautiful riverside park is accessible via the Boise River Greenbelt. It is a major tourist attraction in Boise, especially for families. The park, with its paradisiacal rose garden, playground, tennis court, and duck pond, is an ideal place for family picnics. Julia Davis Park is also home to several other prominent attractions like Zoo Boise, Idaho Historical Museum and Idaho Black History Museum (whose exhibits are related to the history and culture of Idaho), and Boise Art Museum (that houses a vast collection of contemporary artworks).
World Center for Birds of Prey:
A trip to Boise gives you the opportunity to explore the world of raptors! The World Center for Birds of Prey, situated on a hilltop on West Flying Hawk Lane, is the natural habitat for endangered raptors. It is the headquarters for the Peregrine Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rare and endangered birds of prey around the world. Featuring a breeding zone, research center, interpretive center, a display center with archive gallery and library, the World Center for Birds of Prey invites tourists to an educational cum entertaining tour. Encounter different species of raptors, including owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures, etc., by treading the walking trail!
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area:
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, about 20 miles north of downtown Boise, is an all-time favorite spot for adventure junkies for a reason. This popular skiing and snowboarding spot during the winters is also the most sought-after destination for hiking and downhill mountain biking during the summers. Other exciting activities include Chairlift rides, Winter/ Summer tubing, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, horseback riding, and Mountain coaster rides with a lot of twists and turns, etc. Snow or Shine, don’t fail to visit this tourist attraction in Boise. You can also rent yurts at this scenic place and quietly enjoy the views. Are you excited to visit Boise? Book your flights with Indian Eagle now!