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"Boise Idaho" Top 5 Page for this destination Boise by rsleisk

Boise Travel Guide: 142 reviews and 274 photos

Boise was a very nice, artsy, college town. The city has a great downtown district with preserved turn of the century buildings converted to businesses, bars and restaurants. There are many greenspaces and well the mountains are right there.

I was working in Mountain Home at the AFB and well there isn't really anything to do in Mountain Home so I drove to Boise about 45 minutes away.

The road there is very desolate especially at night, for Mountain Home is really a misnomer of a name, the city is in the Idaho near flat desert, grant it the desert is surrounded by mountains.

The best thing about Mountain Home was that it is centrally located and I was able to take a drive to beautiful Sun Valley and Ketchum.

Boise from afar...

This is a photo taken from the winding road that meanders its way toward Bogus Mountain. Below in the valley you can see Boise.

Bogus Mountain Ski Park

Bogus Mountain is a good sized and beautiful ski park only minutes from Boise.

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  • In a nutshell:Interesting, cultural, vibrant college town, next to the great outdoors!
  • Last visit to Boise: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 9:24 AM

    Excellent page! Interesting about the basques! I am going to ID for the 1st time this May for a meeting (Moscow).

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2005 at 1:53 PM

    Great page, I'm glad you made it to Boise during your stay in Mountain Home!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 9:56 AM

    Truly well written page. Concise and looks like you had a great time doing it!

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 8:14 AM

    Another interesting place to visit,is a strange place to find there a Basque Museum so far!!!


“In the end you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn Mountain.”

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