Continually making the lists as one of America's best places to live is Boise, Idaho. Due to the city’s accessibility, friendliness, and cleanliness, people from all over are relocating to experience what Boise is all about. Boise wouldn’t be the amazing place it is today without these distinct landmarks.
JUMP is Boise’s local gathering spot for all things learning, growth, and imagination. Offering community classes, events, and a playground surrounding the building, JUMP is the perfect place to experience new ways of learning.
Idaho State Capitol Building
Home to Idaho’s state government is the Capitol Building located in the heart of downtown Boise. Beautifully designed with over 50,000 square feet of marble inside, the Idaho Capitol is a great place to learn more about the history of Idaho.
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Previously a prison to some of the West’s most-known criminals is now open for the public to explore. Learn about Idaho’s prison history with a visit to solitary confinement, cell blocks and the Gallows.
Photo Credit: Jeff Hitchcock
16 miles northeast of the city of Boise is Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Dedicated to accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation for the community.
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Over 50 years in the community, the Boise River Greenbelt brings 25 miles of trail extending along the Boise River. The tree-lined pathway trails through the city and multiple parks for an abundance of beautiful views and wildlife.
Freak Alley Gallery
Boise is home to the largest outdoor gallery in the Northwest. Freak Alley Gallery connects local artists, giving them space to create a collective masterpiece extending along the walls of an alley in downtown Boise.
Photo Credit: Louis Ruth Photography
Boise Train Depot
Built in 1925, the Boise Union Pacific Depot was originally a train stataion centered in the city. The Boise Depot is now a space available for tours and public meetings. Fun fact- there isn’t any restricted access during operating business hours.
Home to the first non-green football field in the world is Boise State’s football stadium. Commonly referred to as the “smurf turf” since 1986, it’s one of Boise’s most iconic attributes.
Ranked as one of the most friendly neighborhoods in the U.S., is Hyde Park located in Boise’s North End. With unique shops, great bars and restaurants, and beautiful scenery Hyde Park is a definite fan favorite.
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Boise State University
Founded in 1932, Boise sits five minutes from downtown and is home to an abundance of Boise implants. With more than 25,000 students from every state, BSU is a great addition to Idaho’s largest city.
Located in the foothills, is Table Rock, a 4-mile hike to the top of the mountain that overlooks the entire city. Perfect to get your hike on or drive to the top and watch the sunset. Recommended as One of Boise’s Best Sunset Spots:
Old Idaho Penitentiary
The Old Idaho Penitentiary took in some of the West’s most desperate criminals starting in 1872. What started as a single cell house, grew to several distinctive buildings located off Warm Springs Ave in Boise.