Visiting Idaho for the first time or looking for a little adventure?? Check out the top things to cross off your bucket list next time you ask yourself “what is there to do in Idaho?” How many have you crossed off?

 

Tour the Boise Train Depot

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“The Boise Depot is a beautiful historic Spanish-style structure operated by the Boise Parks & Recreation Department as a public meeting space and historic site. Designed by New York architects, the building opened in 1925 to elaborate fanfare in the capital city.” -City of Boise

 

Find Your Favorite Vintage Brand at Soda Works

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Over 150 flavors of soda and lots of treats, snacks & gift baskets to choose from!

 

Sample Local Foods at the Farmer’s Market

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The perfect start to a Saturday morning! Click on the image for a list of current Farmer’s Markets!

 

Watch a Gigantic Potato Drop on New Year’s

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Because crystal balls are overrated and we are in Idaho!

 

Bogus Basin

Sunset over Bogus Basin Ski Resort with the city lights of Boise beyond.

Bogus Basin has it all! The slopes provide its visitors with affordable and accessible mountain fun all year around. Whether you ski, snow board, ride or hike you are bound to make memories to last a life time!

 

Egyptian Theatre

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Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boise, The Egyptian Theatre is Boise’s premier historical theatre being founded in 1927. The Egyptian Theatre sees hundreds of renters per year hosting anticipated concerts, film festivals, conferences, meetings, private & corporate parties, benefits and more!

 

Knitting Factory | #TIBrecommended

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The Knitting Factory is home to some of the coolest concerts held in Boise! From Gavin DeGraw to T-Pain you’re sure to find a concert that best suits your taste! Not only that but the Concert House is available for corporate functions and parties, private receptions and other special events.

 

Play & Learn @ The Discovery Center of Idaho | #TIBrecommended

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The Discovery Center is a local science museum with the mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and math. This is obtained through a variety of hands on exhibits, classes, and camps for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Float the Boise River

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Ahhhh… the Boise river! The best place to cool off all summer! You can take a relaxing float with friends or work those arms and kayak down the river. Either way you’re bound to enjoy the scenery along the greenbelt!

 

The Best $1 Cones @ Fanci Freez

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Lets be honest, it’s HOT here in the summer! So after a long day on the river, grab a great burger and ice cream from Fanci Freeze. There’s nothing better than ending the day sitting on the patio with a milkshake at 9 pm when it’s 90 degrees outside!

 

 Table Rock

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Table Rock is Boise’s popular spot for anyone looking to enjoy a good hike or drive accompanied by a view of Boise’s beautiful skyline, foothills and valley. The hill is located directly above downtown Boise and is part of the southwestern portion of the Boise Mountains.

Tickets to the Boise Hawks/ Steelheads

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Whether it’s summer or winter, we’ve got your sports covered! You can enjoy a hot day cheering on your Hawks or a nice cool evening at the Idaho Steelheads hockey games.

 

Dirty Dash Boise |

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A day to act and run like a “piggy.” The Dirty Dash is one of the funnest 5k’s to hit Idaho! Click on the image to learn more!

 

Say Hello to the Zoo Boise Animals

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Who doesn’t love to see their favorite amphibians up and close? The Zoo Boise is located at the heart of Downtown Boise in the Julia Davis Park and is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Idaho with over 325,000 visitors per year!

 

The Color Run Boise | August 23

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The Color Run is known to be the “happiest 5K” and it’s no wonder why! All levels welcome! To learn more click on the image above!

 

Stroll through the Hyde Park Street Fair

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Located in the North End of Boise, the Hyde Park Street Fair is one of the largest neighborhood fundraising events of its kind! A place where vendors and entertainers unite to bring to its visitors a day to remember.

See the Blue Turf For Yourself!

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A true staple! The blue turf is one of it’s most attention grabbing features of Boise’s Bronco Stadium with the first non-traditional playing surfaces in football history. A place where college football players pour their hearts out year after year as they strive to take home the National Championship.

 

Boise Fry Company Has Over 30 Dipping Sauces

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You’re visiting or living in Idaho- which means you need to try the french fries! And there’s no better place than Boise Fry Company! They have 30 different combinations of fries to choose from and a variety of delicious fry sauces including; blueberry ketchup, spicy fry sauce and more!

 

Self Serve Wine @ Bodovino | #TIBrecommended

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End your day with a glass of vino from Bodovino, Boise’s hottest wine bar! This unique self-serve wine bar not only has a large selection but they’ve got a great list of food appetizers and cheese boards that will pair with anything.

 

Admire Freak Alley’s Local Artists

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Freak Alley is a colorful outdoor venue where talented local artists can display their artwork to the public in a non-illegal graffiti form. The alley doubles up as the perfect backdrop for local photographers during a shoot.

 

Pick a Pumpkin at The Farmstead | #TIBrecommended

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The Fall season is one of the truly beautiful here in the Treasure Valley, and the best way to celebrate that is to get in the Harvest spirit at The Farmstead! Focused around a corn-maze challenge, The Farmstead offers something for everyone! They’ve got a petting zoo, the pumpkin patch, hay rides and more! And if you’re feeling a little brave take a stroll through the Field of Screams and see if you survive! 😉

 

Discover the Kuna Caves

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The Kuna Caves are an underground lava tube south of Kuna, Idaho visited by hundreds of locals and thrill seekers around! The main cave is about 50 feet deep with one publicly known entrance and a caged ladder that leads down to the cave. The majority of visitors stick to the main cave, but there is some crawling involved for those looking to make it through the southern portion of the caves. The Kuna Caves are a definite MUST for anyone’s bucket list!

 

 Fly with Zip Idaho

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Zip Idaho is based in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho and is truly a nature lover’s dream come true! Zip liners are securely strapped as they soar through the hills with lines up to 2000 ft! The perfect corporate trip, family experience or party addition! Zip Idaho’s 2014 season is set to start Friday, April 18.

 

Play at the Bruneau Dunes State Park

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The Bruneau Sand Dunes Park is located in Mountain Home, Idaho with its tallest dune rising 470 feet above small lakes! The park serves many purposes for its visitors such as such as bird watching, hiking, swimming, picnicking, star gazing, off-roading, boating, sledding, kite flying, camping and so much more!

 

Whitewater Rafting | Bear Valley Rafting | #TIBrecommended

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Idaho has more than 3,000 river miles (that’s more most states) so when it comes to a bucket list, whitewater rafting is at the top of ours! Click on the image to find how you can book your trip with Bear Valley Rafting Company!

 

Get Close to the Ducks on a Paddle Boat

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Paddle boats make for the perfect family outing or a romantic date night! They’ll be open daily from June through August and can fit up to 3 people!

 

 Take a Trail Ride | Allreds Adventures | #TIBrecommended

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The good ol’ backcountry! If you live in Idaho then you understand why doing this is super important. Click on the image to book your trail ride!

 

Visit the State Capitol Building

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As soon as you stand in the center of the dome and look up you’ll know why visiting the Capitol Building is on this list aside from the obvious reason that is the most important building in Idaho!

 

Visit Boise’s Botanical Gardens

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Because they’re breath-taking.

 

Tour the Old Idaho Penitentiary

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Experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history!

Soar Over the City in a Hot Air Balloon

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If you’re a bird I’m a bird!

 

The Northwest’s Largest Water-park | Roaring Springs | #TIBrecommended

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Slide down the newest attraction – “The Corkscrew Cavern is the first 360-degree looping water slide in the entire Northwest! Riders step into the launching capsule, and then wait for the trap door to drop. Adrenaline kicks in as riders are propelled into a narrow 32-inch enclosed tunnel and instantly accelerate to a top speed of 38 feet per second. Powerful G-forces glue the rider to the slide the entire way around the 360-degree loop.” Click on the image for more information on Roaring Springs!