81 Amazing Things in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho (and the Treasure Valley) is loaded with a variety of attractions that will satisfy all your curiosities. As a native of the area, I wanted to share some of the amazing points of interest this area has to offer. Whether you are a current resident or you are looking for a place to visit, here are some of the top things to see and do.

Things to see

  1. Idaho Botanical Gardens
  2. Zoo Boise
  3. Discovery Center of Idaho
  4. Old Idaho Penitentiary
  5. Boise Art Museum
  6. The World Center for Birds of Prey
  7. Fort Boise Park
  8. Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
  9. Warhawk Air Museum
  10. Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
  11. Aquarium of Boise
  12. The Basque Block
  13. Freak Alley Gallery
  14. Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroad
  15. Idaho State Capitol Building

Recreational Entertainment

  1. Roaring Springs
  2. Float the Boise River
  3. Fitone Boise
  4. BAM Jam Basketball
  5. Bogus Basin Ski Resort
  6. Fish the Boise River
  7. Race to Robie Creek
  8. Zeitgeist
  9. Eagle Island State Park
  10. Corn Mazes
  11. Zip Boise
  12. Polar Bear Softball Tournament
  13. Hike Table Rock
  14. Climb the Camel’s Back (park)
  15. Eagle Bike Park and Eagle Sports Complex
  16. Boise Greenbelt
  17. Golf Courses
  18. Bruneau Sand Dunes
  19. Nampa Rod and Gun Club

Sports Entertainment

  1. Snake River Stampede Rodeo
  2. Firebird Raceway
  3. Idaho Steelheads Hockey
  4. Boise Hawks Baseball
  5. Twilight Criterium
  6. Front Street Fights
  7. X Games
  8. Caldwell Night Rodeo
  9. Meridian Speedway


  1. Boise State University
  2. Northwest Nazarene University
  3. College of Idaho
  4. College of Western Idaho
  5. Treasure Valley Community College

Youth and Family Activities

  1. Northwest Premier Invitational (basketball)
  2. Far West Regional Tournament (soccer, rotates)
  3. YMCA
  4. Club Basketball
  5. Club Soccer
  6. American Legion (baseball)
  7. Club Lacrosse
  8. Friday Night Flag (football)
  9. Optimist Youth Football
  10. Boise Whitewater Park

Boating, Fishing, Camping

  1. Lucky Peak
  2. Black Canyon
  3. Lake Lowell
  4. Anderson Dam

International Corporations

  1. J.R. Simplot Company
  2. Micron
  3. Albertsons
  4. Scentsy

Entertainment in General

  1. Idaho Shakespeare Festival
  2. Idaho Potato Drop
  3. Festival of Trees
  4. Alive After Five
  5. Meridian Dairy Days
  6. Eagle Fun Days
  7. Treefort Music Festival
  8. The Village at Meridian
  9. Wineries
  10. Farmer’s Markets, Basque Market
  11. Emmett Cherry Festival
  12. Opera Idaho
  13. Gunfighter Airshow
  14. Mountain Home Country Music Festival
  15. Knitting Factory