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Click below to find Boise areas best entertainment ideas.

| Amusement Parks | Devoted to Every Parent | Fairs and Festival | Fun Things For Kids |
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| Performing Arts | Singles Section | Spectator Sports | Vineyards and Wines |

Boise and many other Idaho cities have numerous great entertainment opportunities, from Boise’s many spectator sports events, performing arts, museums and festivals; you should find something that will entertain you and your family. This site is your passport to many selections.

 

Amusement Parks in Boise and Idaho

The Boise area has several smaller amusement centers for all age groups.  Many only operate during the summer months.  The list includes everything from miniature golf and water parks, to indoor amusement facilities.  Rich has included two other major amusement parks outside of the Boise that are within a days drive from Boise.


Boondocks Fun Center

Silverwood Theme Park

Roaring Springs Water Park

The Lagoon

Pojos

 

 

 

 

 



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Single Parents & Married
Parents Headquarters

This page is dedicated to all the single and married parents that are looking for ways to make their life a little simpler.  The web links provided below have hundreds of excellent cost cutting, time saving ideas, plus a wonderful selection of child rearing information for you and your significant other.

Check out some of the mother and family related sites below.


7th Direction Trerapeutic Day Spa  

Early Childhood

International Moms Club

Moms Network 2000

Professionalizing Motherhood

Boise Weekly

Mocha Moms-Stay at Home Mothers

At Home Paternity Test

Boise’s Promise

Boise Child Care List

Making Kids Parties Fun

Child Abuse & Awareness

Women's Sports Foundation

Wings Center

Women's Race for rhe Cure

YMCA for Families

The Weding Party Show

Internet Crimes Against  Children

Playtex Baby

Ice World

Family Labels

Jazzercise

Women's Business Center

Kids Scholastic

Kindermusik

Family Law

Fathers Rights & Duties  

Name Your Baby

Infant Swimming Lessons

Recipes to Try

My Coupons

Baby Center

Home Based Working Moms

E Diets

Idaho Smart Growth

Idaho Make A Wish

Lost Families

Touch Stone Center

Baby Place Mall

Baby Zone

Idaho Kids Court

Moms on Line

Idaho Wednesday’s Child

Women

Life Time TV

Club Mom

Home Arts

Holidays on the Net

Treasure Valley Family Magazine

Single Parents Club  

 


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Fairs, Festivals & Carnivals
Around Boise and Idaho

Treasure Valley has several fairs and festivals throughout the year. This festival has people attend from all over the world and runs Thursday through late Sunday night. The Western Idaho State Fair draws more than 200,000 people annually the third week of August.

View your favorite Idaho fair and festival links listed below.


Boise Basque Center

Downtown Boise Association

McCall Winter Carnival

Halloween Corn Maze

Garden Show

Select-A-Seat

Soul Food Extravaganza

Stanley Events

Sun Valley Art Festival

Weiser Fiddler's Festival

Three Island Crossing

Western Idaho Fair

Treasure Valley Pumpkin Fest

Idaho Calendar of Events

Hyde Park Street Festival

Emmett Cherry Festival

Boise Balloon Festival

Boise Art in the Park

Idaho Wine Festival

Northwest Classic Auto Fest




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Fun Things for
Boise Area Kids

Welcome to "Fun Things for Kids to do on the Internet and in Idaho". Boise has a high number of children per household and everyone is on the web these days. Rich has provided a large number of easy links to some excellent web sites for your children to enjoy. These sites have been checked out and are continuously reviewed to insure the highest quality of safe fun for our children and grandchildren. 

Let us know if you’d like to see a site added or deleted:



Surfing the Net Kids

Bubble Sphere

Boys and Girls  Scouting

Building Pinewood Derby Cars

Kids World

CTW Family Workshop

Crayola Creativity

Disney Activities

Educational Games & Fun

Just 4 Kids

Fun and Games

Garfield On-line

Kid Link

Great Kid Sites

Fun Brain

NASA and Kids

Ice World

Winnie the Pooh

Pojo's Fun Center

The Case For Kids

Disney's Club Blast

Fun for Kids by Jen

Kids Things in Montana

For Kids that Love Horses

MSN Kids

Wings Fun Center Boise

TY Beanie Page

Kids and Nature

Kids Scholastic

Audrey Wood Clubhouse

Kids Sites

Kids Scholastic

Kindermusik

Berits Best Kids Sites

Cat Rescue Games

Planet Fun Games

Kids Read

Nick for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Movie Theaters in
Boise and Nampa

Boise Theaters


Overland Park Theater

Edward Cinema

The Reel Theater

The Flick Theater

AMC Theaters

Egyptian Theater

Majestic Cinemas  

Nampa- Caldwell


The Reel Theater

Edwards Cinema

 

 

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MUSEUMS AND TOURS
IN THE BOISE AREA

Welcome to the Boise area museum and tours page. Idaho's past was forged out of the mining gold rush of the 1800's.  We have several interesting museums and tours proclaiming the region's history. Most of the tours and museums operate full time at the height of the tourist season, but have limited hours in the off- season. It could be a good idea to call them before traveling there. 
Check out most of the museums and tours in the Boise area from the list below.


Boise Art Museum --    This museum is one of the many located in or near Julia Davis Park off of Capital Blvd. at 670 South Julia Davis Dr. in Julia Davis Park. 

Basque Museum & Cultural Center --  611 Grove Street, Boise, 93703;  Phone   208-343-2671;   Tues. Fri.:  10-4;  Sat.:  11-3; Tours 45 min.; Admission $3 General; $1 Seniors/Students; Under 12 Free.  Near Food Service,  Gift Shop, Restrooms, and Handicap Access. 

Boise Zoo in Julia Davis Park at 355 N Julia Davis Dr.,  Food service, gift shop, restrooms, handicap access.   Call 384-4260  for more information.
  • Location: In beautiful Julia Davis Park, off Capitol Blvd. and Myrtle St.
  • Open Year Round from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  • Admission Prices: 
    November-February
    3-Under- Free * Age 4-11- $1.50 * Age 12-61- $2.75 * Seniors- $2.75 * Friends of Zoo Boise Members- Free with membership card and Photo ID. 
    March-May
    3-Under- Free * Age 4-11- $2.75 * Age 12-61- $5.00 * Seniors- $2.75
    June-September 3-Under- Free * Age 4-11- $3.00 * Age 12-61- $6.00 * Seniors- $3.75

  • Group Admission Prices: We offer discounted admission rates for Non-Profit groups only.  This includes public schools, private schools, pre-schools, churches etc.  Please visit our education page to view more information on this rate. If you have a question as to whether you qualify for the group rate, please contact 384-4230 ext 101.
     
  • Family Day: Thursday is Family Day with special reduced admission prices.  Adults $3.75* Children 4-11 $2.00* Children under 3 are free.
  • Restrooms: Two locations. Pick up a zoo map at the entrance.
  • First Aid: At the zoo entrance.
  • Public Phones: Available near the Critters Cafe.
  • Lost Children: Lost children (and adults) will be escorted to the front gate.
  • Lost & Found: Any items found on the zoo grounds are taken to the front gate admission office.
  • Wagons and Wheelchairs: Available to rent at the Zootique gift shop: Strollers- $3.00 * Wagons- $4.00* Safari Jeeps- $5.00. Wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first come first serve basis.
  • Food: The Critters Cafe is open every day during spring and summer. Bite into goodies such as hot dogs or ice cream, or enjoy tempting and healthful sandwiches.
  • Gifts: The Zootique offers an assortment of wild gifts and souvenirs to fit every budget. Revenues from the shop go into zoo improvements.
  • Drinking Fountains: Located at the restrooms as indicated on the zoo map.
  • Animal Feeding Policy: The animals are on strictly controlled diets. To maintain their health, please do not feed any animals.
  • Skate Boards, Bikes, Roller Skates: Are not permitted in the Zoo.
  • For Your Safety: Please stay on your side of the guard rails. Do not attempt to touch any animal. All wild animals can be dangerous.
  • No dogs: Service dogs are the only domestic animal that is allowed onto Zoo grounds. 

Boise Tour Train -- Open air tram/style puffer-belly train engine with city and custom tours available.  Great way to learn about the city.  Catch it at the Museum in Julia Davis Park 5 tour daily in the summer -- call for reservations  208-342-4796 --  Tour time is 1 hour to a maximum of 5 hours --  Price:  Adults $9.00;  Seniors $8.50;  Children  4-12 $6.00    Bus Parking
Boise Tour Train Schedule

Departure Times

Spring & Late Fall                           Summer                                          Early Fall

May & October                       Memorial Day - Labor Day          September

Saturday & Sunday                Monday-Saturday    Sunday       Wednesday - Sunday

1:00 PM                                 10:00 AM           12:00 PM          12:00 PM

2:30 PM                                 11:15 AM           1:15 PM             1:30 PM 

                                              12:30 PM           2:30 PM             3:00 PM

                                               1:45 PM            3:45 PM             3:00 PM

 

        
PO Box 9165 Boise, Idaho 83707     (208) 342-4796 Boisetours@boistours.net

Birds of Pray Sanctuary -- The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center is a modern facility that offers something for everyone. Visitors explore the world of raptors through interactive displays, multi-media shows, and close-up views of a wide variety of birds of prey.
Hours:

Summer hours (March – October) : 9 am – 5 pm daily
Winter hours (November – February): 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through
Sunday (closed Mondays during
winter hours)
Admission Fees:
General $5.00
Seniors (age 62 or more) $4.00
Youth (ages 4-16) $3.00
Free to members and children under age 4
Reduced rates for advanced booking of large groups.  Student groups from any accredited school are admitted free of charge.

Idaho State Capitol Building --  Jefferson at Capitol Blvd.   208-334-2470   Mon. ö Fri.:  8-5;  Sat.:  9-5 Free Admission,  Bus Parking,  Food Service,  Gift Shop, Restrooms, and Handicap Access.
Idaho Botanical Gardens --  Every season is different at the wonderful seven themed gardens.  Each week provides a different array of offerings to enjoy in their blooming exhibits.  You can find the gardens located at 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd. off of the end of Warm Springs and behind the Old Historic State Penitentiary.  Open April- Oct.;  Admission: $2 Adults, Seniors $1;. Restrooms, and Handicap Access is available.

Idaho Historical Museum --  Located at the entrance to Julia Davis Park at 610 Julia Davis Dr.  The complete collection of historical artifacts tell of Idaho history through today.  Displays include Indian, Basque and Chinese history. Hours: Tue. - Sat.:  9-5;  Sun. 1-5;  Closed Mondays.  (October – April Closed Sunday and Mondays.) Tours 1 hour.; Admission cost: Adults $2.00; Children (6-18) $1.00   Gift shop, Restrooms, and Handicap Access.  Phone 208-334-2120  Bus Parking Available!

Idaho Black History Museum --  Located in an old church in Julia Davis Park at 508 Julia Davis Dr.  This showplace of historical photos and artifacts reflecting black culture in Idaho's History.  Summer Hours (June 1st – Sept. 30th)  Wed. - Sat.:  10-4 (Closed Sun-Tue) Winter Hours (Oct. 1 – May 31st)  Wed. – Sat. 11-4  Closed Sun- Tue.   Tours 45 min.; Admission free however a donation is appreciated.   Restrooms, and Handicap Access.  Phone 208-433-0017

Idaho Museum of Military History --  Located on the military (south) side of the Air Port at 4040 W. Guard St.  This showplace of historical military firearms, Idaho naval history, the development of Gown Field, and extensive display of US Military uniforms.  Hours: Tue.-Sun. (Closed Mondays)  Noon-4; Admission free however a donation is appreciated.   Restrooms, and Handicap Access.  Phone 208-422-4841

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology -- 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd.  The museum features interactive displays with Idaho's great mining history.  Tours, lectures, hikes and field trips available by appointment. Open Hours:  Noon-5 Wed-Sun. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)   Phone 208-368-9876    FREE ADMISSION

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center -- 600 S. Walnut just south of the Municipal Park and east of the Park Center Boise River Bridge.  What a great place to discover the underwater world of an Idaho living stream with viewing windows to watch the fish and hands-on computer displays.  Open Tues. - Sun. 11-5 with tours, Adults: $2.50, Seniors: $1.50, Bus Parking, restrooms and handicap access. Phone 208-334-2225

Old Idaho Penitentiary -- 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd. is at the end of Warm Springs Blvd.  Directions: From the intersection of Broadway and Warm Springs Avenue, travel east on Warm Springs for about 1.5 miles then turn left onto Old Penitentiary Road.  Open daily 10 - 5, Memorial Day to Labor Daye. The rest of the year, open daily Noon to 5, xcept state/federal holidays.  Admission: $5 Adult, $4 seniors and $3.00 children 6-12, and those 5 and younger are FREE. Discounts for 10 or more in one group.   Phone 208-334-2844

Oregon Trail History & Education Center -- The Three Island History and Education Center is open for the summer season. Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check with park staff for extended summer hours. Closed Monday and Tuesday To arrange for student group weekday visitation or learn more about programs offered within the park, call (208) 366-2394. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

The Discovery Center of Idaho  --   This is a wonderful center is  dedicated to youths interested in science.  The center has periodic special national traveling exhibits and shows that are of great interest to everyone from 5 to 85 year olds.  You can find the center located at 131 Myrtle St. just north of Julia Davis Park.  Open Hours:    SUMMER Hours: May 31st  to Aug. 31st  Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sunday Noon- 5 pm.  ----  WINTER Hours --Sept 1st  to May 30th  Tue-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun. Noon to 5,  (Closed Mondays)---. Admission: $6 Adults (Ages 13-59); $5.00 Seniors (Ages 60 +);  $3, Children (3-12) $3.50.  Service, Restrooms, and Handicap Access.  Bus Parking!

Warhawk Air Museum -- 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa, ID 83687
Telephone: (208) 465-6446  Fax: (208) 465-6232    This World War II Air Museum features old planes and memorabilia.  The Warhawk Air Museum is a not for profit organization funded entirely by individual donations and private foundations. The mission of the museum is to teach and preserve World War II history from the home front to the war front and aviation history from the advent of flight through the space age. The Warhawk Air Museum encourages an educational experience about the technology, culture, and social changes that have occurred in North America since World War II.


Winter Hours
(October 15-April 1)
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Summer Hours
(April 2nd - Oct. 14th)
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Monday

Holiday Hours
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Open December 24th 10am-2pm
Closed Christmas Day
Open December 26th-30th 10am-4pm
Open New Year's Eve 10am-2pm
Closed New Year's Day

Admission Prices
Adults - $6
Seniors (65 and over) - $5
Children (4 to 10) - $3




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Music and Rock Concerts
In the Boise Area

Welcome to the page that will allow you to check out the very latest concerts and fun activities coming to the Boise area. You'll even find links to the latest Portland and Salt Lake City area concerts. Rich can suggest other places to check for tickets if a concert is sold out, just e-mail him.  
Check out what's coming up right below and purchase your tickets over these links.


Downtown Merchant Events

Select-A-Seat

Nampa Civic Center

Quest Arena

Idaho Attractions

Big Easy Concerts

Taco Bell Arena

Idaho Center

Jumbo Tickets

Jazz Under the Stars

Spectra Productions

Idaho Tickets

Idaho Calendar of Events

BSU Concert Schedule

SLC Delta Center Tickets

Portland Rose Quarter

Oregon Convention Center

Expo Center Portland

Ste. Chapelle Winery Jazz Schedule

Boise Center on the Grove

Alive After Five Schedule

Thelma V. Morrison Center

National Concert Tickets

Sun Valley Activities




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PERFORMING ARTS
IN THE BOISE AREA

Boise is very fortunate to have some of the finest facilities and artist established in our great community. Whether your “Performing Arts” interest is music, dance, theatrical or art you won't find a more diversified following than here in the Boise area. The corporate community fully supports the arts activities with volunteers and contributions. It is a common occurrence to see many of our big productions being sponsored by a corporation. This is a wonderful benefit to keep the ticket cost reasonable enough for the average wage earner able to attend.
Be sure to check out some of the web sites listed below for your favorite interest.


Shakespeare Festival

Boise Contemporary Theater

Stagecoach Theatre

Prairie Dog Productions

Boise Little Theater

Nampa Civic Center

Sirius Idaho Theatre

Esther Simplot Performing Arts

Boise Performing Arts

Idaho Commission of the Arts

Idaho Falls Youth Arts

Knock Em Dead Theatre

Idaho Watercolor Society

Boise Philharmonic

Renaissance Faire

Morrison Center of the Arts

Pacific Northwest Ballet 

Sun Valley Film Festival

Idaho Dance Theatre

Boise Baroque Orchestra

Ballet Idaho

Festival Dance and Performing Arts

Opera Idaho

Log Cabin Literary Center

Sun Valley Arts and Culture

Boise Blues Society

The New Heritage Theatre Company

Idaho Art Camps

Boise Master Coral

Utah Arts Festival

Idaho Artists

Art in the Park and Wine Festival

Idaho Falls Arts Calendar

Art Foundation Grants

 

 

 

 




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Singles Clubs and Dating
Services in the Boise Area

Boise has a number of single adults that may find it hard to meet new friends.  There are several local singles clubs in numerous different age groups that take the guesswork out of blind dating. They have functions like dinners and dances that serve as icebreakers between the individuals.
Some of these clubs are feature in the following web sites listed below.  Rich knows of several people that have started good relationships through one of these clubs.  Good Luck! 


Match Maker

Renaissance for Singles

Boise Singles

Swingtime Dance

Live Links Dating

The Friends of Friends Dating Network

People to People

Internet Dating Stories

Dating On-line

Friend Finder

Perfect Match

Singles Net

Mate 1

Singles on the Go

American Singles

Dating Site Comparisons

Fitness Singles

Country Western Dance Assn.

USA  Dance Club

Boise LDS Single Adult

Dating Review

Couple Me

 

 




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SPECTATOR SPORTS
IN THE BOISE AREA
 

Treasure Valley has everything from minor league baseball to minor league hockey for your enjoyment. You'll find the full array of college sports, auto racing, motorcycle racing and even pro golf. Many of these sports are seasonal or only available for one week at a time. Every spectator sport your heart could desire is available to you in the Treasure Valley. Okay maybe not every sport, but we have a great number.  
Check out some of the links below to see what is available in the Boise area.



Firebird Raceway

Caldwell Night Rodeo

Sprint Boat Races

Humanitarian Bowl

Meridian  Speedway

Owyhee Motorcycle Club

Marsing Boat Racing

Steelheads Hockey

Select-A-Seat

Boise Hawk Baseball

Snake River Stampede

Idaho Stampede Basketball

Chaparral Speedway

Majic Valley Speedway

Bike Races

Idaho Cycling Events

Las Vegas Speedway

Tennis Tournaments

Idaho Cowboy Association

Northwest Rodeo Assn.


If you want your Boise area Spectator Sport site linked to this page be sure and drop Rich an email.



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VINEYARDS AND WINES
FROM THROUGHOUT THE BOISE AREA
 

Welcome to”Boise Area Vineyards” page with it's valuable information on our local vineyards and the wines they produce. Treasure Valley's wine makers are all relatively new to the business. Idaho got it's first vineyard only 35 years ago when the state legislature voted to allow commercial wine processing and packaging. However, growers have developed the business into a worldwide industry. Their wines are renowned and have won awards throughout the country and world. 
Many of the vineyards are destination day trips for cyclist and motorist throughout the valley.  You will need to check each vineyards summer schedules for entertainment on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings.  Enjoy and drive sensibly!

Check them all out at their web site link below all the “Wines of Idaho”.


Cana Tamayo Family Vineyards

Camas Winery

Cocolalla Winery

Carmela Vineyards

Hegy's South Hills Winery

Hells Canyon Winery

Indian Creek Winery  (Stowe)

Koenig Distillery & Winery

Pend d' Oreille Winery

Ste. Chapelle Winery

Sawtooth Winery

Vickers Vineyards

Weston Winery

Wood River Cellars

Idaho Wine Festival

Cold Springs Winery

Frenchman’s Gulch Winery

Galena Summit Winery

Hells Canyon Winery

Miceli Vineyards & Winery

Parma Ridge Vineyards

Snake River Winery

Timber Rock Winery

The Winery at Eagle Knoll

Williamson Winery

Blue Rock Vineyards & Wine




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