Idaho Botanical Garden
Beautiful and educational -- at the base of the foothills and adjacent to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.
Established in 1984 on the vacant land of the Old Idaho State Penitentiary, Idaho Botanical Garden is set on the Boise Foothills' base. It was founded initially as a tree nursery but soon became a non-profit botanical paradise. Spread across 50 across (20.23 hectares), it includes 14 themed gardens…
Beautiful gardens, some great outdoor concerts, and fun historical walk through old penitentiary.
Beautifully manicured garden. There is an entrance fee and check out their website there is frequently activities and concerts May-October. From Thanksgiving until mid January, it becomes the Winter Garden Aglow and is lit up with thousands of Christmas lights.
Explore over 30 acres of beautiful gardens during any season and take a free guided tour.
“Has a static and rotating displays of interesting things (dinosaurs, sharks) and interactive things kids can get their hands on. This is not a huge place, this is Boise, we are a small city. ”
“On the river at the edge of downtown Boise and housing the Idaho State Historical Museum, the Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, the Idaho Black History Museum, and is connected by footbridge to the Discovery Center of Idaho and Boise State University.”
“Against the Boise foothills and along the Boise River, since 1977 the festival has brought world-class theater to life under the stars. Productions are staged in the state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater from May through September each year. ”
“Zoo Boise is a wonderful city zoo with all the various animals you will love. Right next to the Boise River Greenbelt and Julia Davis Park.”