Boise is the capital of Idaho and the largest city in the state. It is the home of Boise State University. Boise is a city that provides opportunities for big city living, art and culture, and ample outdoor adventure.
There are lots of things for visitors who love performing arts to see in Boise. The Boise Philharmonic is the well-regarded city symphony. The Idaho Dance Theater's high-flying interpretive choreography is sure to please. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival has some of the best of the Bard west of the Mississippi.
Art lovers will find an interesting collection of modern and abstract art at the Boise Art Museum. The Idaho History Museum in Julia Davis Park has exhibits on Lewis & Clark and the Oregon Trail. Boise has the largest concentration of Basque people outside Basque country, more than 20,000 citizens, and the Basque community endeavors to perpetuate, promote and promote awareness of Basque culture, history and language via the Basque Museum & Culture Center.
Outdoor adventure awaits in Boise Idaho! Visitors can hike the span of the mountains of the Boise Front. They can bike the scenic splendor of the Boise River Green Belt. Skaters rejoice in Idaho Ice World's indoor rink and picnickers fight off bees by the dozen in Boise's many otherwise pleasant parks. Did someone say skiing? Bogus Basin Resort offers cross-country and downhill. And as if that weren't more than enough, white-water rafting a mere hour away on the mighty Payette River.
Boise lays claim to being Idaho's most gay friendly city. The Boise State Bronco's are 30-0 at home, which may or may not be attributable to the fact that their football field is painted bright BSU blue.