In the third largest city in the Northwest, Boise, Idaho has a wide variety of attractions for people to visit. For a day trip, we suggest:


  • The Boise Greenbelt is a paved path beginning at Lucky Peak Dam and stretching 25 miles along the Boise River to Boise State University. Travelers can explore the wildlife in the area, fish and bike, run or walk along the trail.
  • The Old Idaho Penitentiary is an old prison which originally had 14 buildings that famous prisoners and, most notably, a large amount of female prisoners. Visitors can tour the grounds and explore a gun and military museum.
  • Zoo Boise is a small zoo with more than 200 animals of 80 different species. Visitors can view the animals, including lemurs, bears, monkeys, tigers and hyenas. As an added bonus, tourists can interact with sloth bears and giraffes.
  • The World Center for Birds of Prey features a breeding facility for endangered birds of prey and an educational area for visitors. This area includes exhibits on the birds, a library and live demonstrations.
  • The oldest park in the city, Julia Davis Park connects many attractions in the area to the rest of the city via the Boise Greenbelt. A number of museums, Zoo Boise, a rose garden and places for people to gather together are also located inside the park.

Local Contact

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
250 S. Fifth St., Suite 300
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 472-5205
(208) 472-5201 Fax