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Family Fun in Boise

An August 2002 trip to Boise by momoftwo

Discovery Center of Idaho Photo, Boise, Idaho More Photos
Quote: Boise is all about family fun. oth kids and adults have a great time here without putting much of a dent in the wallet.

Family Fun in Boise

Overview

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MK Nature Center
Boise Art Museum
Zoo
Discovery Center of Idaho
The Greenbelt

Quick Tips:

Check to see when the Boise River Festival is happening . . . it is the highlight of the year (and best of all, it is 90% free).

Best Way To Get Around:

You'll need a car to get around.

Tablerock Brewpub & Grill

Restaurant | "TableRock BrewPub and Grill"

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What a great place, with great burgers, great beer, and a great staff. Children are welcome so it's a great place to cap off a day with the family.

Home of Idaho's "Whitebird Wheat" beer, this world-class microbrewerey boasts hearty hand-crafted beer and ales brewed on-site by one of the Northwest's premier brewmasters.

They serve British pints (20oz) for only $3!! And if you can't make up your mind as to which beer to try from their extensive list, go for the 4oz samples at only 75-cents a pop!

It's open seven days a week. Don't miss out.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Tablerock Brewpub & Grill
705 Fulton Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 342-0944

Discovery Center of Idaho Photo, Boise, Idaho
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We never miss going to the Discovery Center even if we are just passing through Boise.

There is alway a new themed exhibit as well as old favorites. This last summer the special exhibit was Grossology and it had displays on everything to why we burp and different fart sounds, to a huge Operation Game and a climbing wall that depicted skin. My five-year old loved it and so did his grandma!

My favorite display is the giant flash camera that leaves your shadow on a big wall.

Check out Discovey Center of Idaho to see what exhibits are currently on.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Discovery Center of Idaho
131 Myrtle St
Boise, Idaho 83702
+1 208 343 9895

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

Attraction | "MK Nature Center"

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This sample of Wild Idaho is a great place to go and spend an hour or two. The kids can run along the trail and discover the fish tanks built into the rocks and hillside that show the different stages of trout development.

This place is just off downtown Boise, but you really feel like you're out in the middle of a forest.

Located adjacent to the Idaho Fish and Game Office, to get there, simply travel north on Myrtle Street and turn east on N. Walnut. There is a great playground as you exit the gardens where the kids can burn off even more energy as you unwind with a book.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center
600 South Walnut St
Boise, Idaho 83706
+1 208 334 2225

Idaho City

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Idaho City Main St Photo, Idaho City, Idaho
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"Where the Past comes Alive"--if you're on your way to Sun Valley from Boise or have an afternoon to spend in the area, head north 45 minutes on Hwy 21 to the colorful town of Idaho City.This old mining town was once the largest city in Idaho and it now caters to tourists. My 5-year old loved the Old West shootout at high noon with Bad Bart and the sherrif, a duo that puts on a little show in the middle of the street, a couple of times a day during the summer; check at the visitor center when you first pull in to town to find out about their performances and get a map of the town (mostly a walking tour of different buildings of which our favorite was the old prison). In all, it'...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Boise Art Museum

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A nice art museum with several different exhibits a year. When we were there, it was Japanese art.

After the Discovery Center my boys weren't into visiting a place they couldn't go crazy in--next time we'll do the Art Museum first.

208-345-8330

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, Idaho 83702
+1 208 345 8330