Idaho Botanical Garden
The botanical garden and old state pen are definitely beautiful! They do Christmas lights in the winter months and when the garden is in bloom during spring and summer it is gorgeous. They give free tours of the old penitentiary and its fascinating to see!
Highly recommend taking a stroll through this beautiful garden, touring the old penitentiary, and catching an outdoor concert in the Spring and/or Summer.
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.
“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. ”
“Large city park offers sports courts, a rose garden, playground & duck pond, with a zoo & 3 museums.”
“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. ”
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