Posted by: RasmaSandra | February 28, 2022

Exploring Boise

Boise is the capital of the US state of Idaho.

The Boise River Greenbelt stretches for 25 miles and is a very popular park. There are tree-lined paths that follow the Boise River. It is a place to relax, stroll, and enjoy the views.

The Old Idaho Penitentiary dates back to the 1870s. Here you can learn about criminal history and the history of the prison system. Visitors can take a tour of the penitentiary and see the cells and solitary confinement. It is also interesting to hear the stories and scandals surrounding the prisoners that once did time here.
The Idaho State Capitol Building is of rich historical significance. It is an architecturally impressive building that was completed in 1920.

The World Center for Birds of Prey is a great place to explore. It is dedicated to the preservation and care of many birds of prey among them owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, and vultures. You can enjoy shows like the Live Raptor Presentation as well as indoor exhibits and educational programs.

The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is an education park. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Among the highlights here is the Quote Wall, the Anne Frank Statue, and the Stone Bookcase.

Kathryn Albertson Park offers over 40 acres of natural beauty. Here you can see local wildlife and enjoy the tranquillity. There is a lovely riverside setting.

The Idaho Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to see natural beauty with colorful flower displays. Various events are held here such as live music.

The Julia Davis Park dates back to the early 1900s and is located near the Boise River. Places of interest within the park are the Idaho Historical Museum and the Boise Art Museum. The Boise River Greenbelt stretches through the park. Among the highlight is the lovely Rose Garden and the statues in the park.

The Boise Art Museum offers new exhibits every year that range in a variety of artistic styles, media periods, and cultures. There are also monthly education programs, studio art workshops, children’s ARTexperiece Gallery, and special events.

The Aquarium of Boise opened in 2011 and is an interesting interactive aquarium. It offers a range of hands-on exhibits like touch tanks filled with crabs, corals, starfish, and rays. You’ll see tanks featuring giant octopuses and a shark nursery. Besides creatures of the sea, there is a bird aviary.

Zoo Boise is a large zoological park with a vast array of animal species. The zoo is divided up into themed sections like Butterflies in Bloom and the Sloth Bear Encounter. Some parts of the zoo are interactive like the farm where children can hand feed farm animals like sheep and goats.

Camel’s Back Park is a popular open space located at the north end of the city, at the edge of the Boise Foothills. Here visitors can play tennis and there is an outdoor gym. There are picnic areas and open-play spaces. There is access to the foothills and sprawling Ridge to Rivers trail system. The two miles of the larger trail system climbs up to offer fantastic views of the city. Several trails lead through the Boise Foothills from Camel’s Back Park including Hulls Gulch Trai which is one of the best hiking trails in Boise.

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