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Boise: City of Trees

MK Nature Center: from dirt lot to community gem

Along the Boise River near Downtown, almost five acres of wildlife habitat are on full display to the public. The Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, or...

From horses & hoses to Melting & marketing: Boise’s Central Fire Station has adapted with the times

Part of downtown Boise's charm is the old buildings that line city blocks. Most of these structures are no longer used for their original...

Boise Whitewater Park makes (literal) waves on Boise River

Idaho might be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean surfers can’t hang ten at a city park. Kayakers and surfers have been flocking to Boise’s Whitewater...

Idaho’s Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial only of its kind in U.S.

The Boise River Greenbelt is largely a recreation destination but a notable and popular place to pause and reflect for Idahoans and visitors alike:...

For generations, Betty has been an icon of the Boise Bench

For generations, Betty has been doing her dirty laundry in public on the Boise Bench. Betty's not an actual person -- but an animatronic part...

Packed with features, Julia Davis Park sits at Boise’s heart

Thomas Jefferson Davis gifted the City of Boise 43 acres of land in 1907 to create a park in honor of his late wife,...

Chief Eagle Eye Reserve – formerly Castle Rock – a sacred healing place for Native Americans

Near the Old Idaho Penitentiary in the Boise Foothills, a rock cropping stands out in dramatic fashion. The exposed bedrock is part of a 49-acre...

Idaho Black History Museum brings history to life

Along a shady side walkway into Julia Davis Park, a 1920s-era wooden church with a steeple and stain-glassed windows along the sides stands ready...

Who was Ann Morrison? Park carries on her legacy

Located on the Boise River between Capitol Boulevard, Americana Boulevard, and Crescent Rim Drive sits Boise’s largest park - Ann Morrison. Morrison-Knudsen co-founder, Harry...

What is JUMP? Tractors, slides and learning highlight founder’s legacy

Jack's Urban Meeting Place, also known as JUMP, cannot be missed due to its outstanding structure and creative interior in Downtown Boise. JUMP Boise first...

Escaped circus monkey & a menagerie: Zoo Boise has a colorful history, future

Inside Julia Davis Park, Zoo Boise is home to more than 300 animals from 100 different species.  Today, the zoo is owned by the City...

From Freak Alley to building backsides: Boise’s mural scene keeps growing

Downtown Boise has long been a place to view art. From outdoor public art pieces, to the Boise Art Museum to Freak Alley...

Idaho Shakespeare Festival grows from small downtown production to world-class theatrical showcase

Each summer since the 1970s, Boiseans have packed a picnic, a bottle of wine, and maybe a low-back chair and headed out to see...

Boise’s Basque Block a place of celebration, and heritage in heart of downtown

Aside from the Basque County, a region on the border of Spain and France, Boise has the largest Basque population with more than 16,000...

Overlooking Boise, Table Rock weaves together history, recreation and controversy

High up in the foothills and accessible through a 3.7-mile hike is Table Rock.  The Boise landmark is a natural formation made up mostly of...