1002 South VIsta Avenue Boise, ID 83705 +1 208 342 3822
The brightly colored walls of this paint-your-own studio match the equally bright pottery scattered throughout the store. If the artist inside you is itching to get out, then check out this Ceramic, where you are provided with everything you need for to create your own works of art. Customers can either order dinnerware to their specifications or make their own. The store provides all the materials, including pottery, paints, kiln and, of course, guidance. Party entertainment and bridal registry is also available. Ceramica is planning to move soon so check website for further information.
1015 West Main Street Boise, ID 83703 +1 208 331 3374
The 60-foot wall in this artist-owned gallery will catch your attention. The hand-painted "History of Art" displays the creativity of the gallery's artists. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings unfold at Art Source Gallery, which displays the work of over 40 artists. There is a medium for every taste including pottery, jewelry, photography and sculpture. Featuring the largest gallery-owned collection of paintings in Boise, the gallery is known for hosting local artists.
The Grove in Downtown Boise Boise, ID +1 208 859-4907
Boise's past and present comes alive on these walking tours of Boise's downtown area. Get a glimpse of some of Boise's best sites on this tour, which includes the Belgravia Building, the Basque Block, the Egyptian Theatre and C.W. Moore Park. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and include explanations of Boise's colorful history. Tours are available throughout the year and usually start from the Grove in Downtown Boise. Check the website for upcoming dates and times.
801 South Capitol Boulevard Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 331 8000
This old log cabin perches next to the Boise River, a tiny presence under the shadow of the three-story Boise Public Library. The Cabin might be small, but its mission is large. Created to provide programming for readers and writers, the center has hosted well-known authors, such as Pam Houston and David Guterson. The last Friday of each month is set aside for Idaho authors including Kim Barnes, a Pulitzer Prize nominee. Local author's writings can also be found in the Log Cabin Store.
518 North Eighth Street Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 342 5601
Stained-glass Tiffany windows accent this old church. Claiming the area's first church bell, the church was constructed in 1902 with the same sandstone that is found in many of Boise's old buildings. The church's first organ, bought for $500, began a strong tradition of music. Today, there are occasionally free concerts featuring Boise State University singers. Voices ring clearly in this Gothic church, making each concert an enjoyable event. During Lent, luncheons are served on Fridays.
Geese and ducks boldly march past a cascading fountain, while children swing high into the air at Boise's largest park. Ann Mprrison Park is a bucolic place to spend an afternoon. Named after Ann Daly, who is more famous under her married name of Morrison (as in Morrison-Knudson Company), this 153-acre park opened in 1959. Today, visitors can play tennis, softball, football and soccer or relax next to the Boise River for a picnic.
This urban park, completed in 1989, is one of Boise's newest additions to its extensive park system. Ideal for nature-walkers, it features a self-guided tour down a paved pathway that explains its unique plant and animal habitat. The pond is filled with ducks and fish. Gazebos, a fountain and the largest cross-section of a Ponderosa Pine on this planet can also be found here. Named after the wife of the Albertsons' grocery store founder, the park is located across from Ann Morrison Park and allows leashed pets.
Have you ever wondered why you see colors in soap bubbles? Your answer waits at this educational center, a fun science museum that features interactive and hands-on displays. Visitors can check out the House of Science to see how machines and devices work, and what scientific principles take effect. More than 40 different exhibits, including several traveling exhibits, are featured.
1910 University Drive Bronco Stadium Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 343 7224
Located in historic Eighth Street Marketplace, this six-year-old museum recognizes athletes whose achievements have helped humanity. Housed in a temporary building, the hall inducts three athletes each year during December's Humanitarian Bowl. Past inductees have included Tom Landry, Tony Gwynn and Wilma Rudolph. Museum visitors can stroll past photographs of sports heroes and heroines. Fundraising is underway for a new 30,000 square-foot building east of Boise.
850 West Front Street Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 336 8900
Water gushes from a cascading fountain in the middle of a red brick courtyard in this entertainment complex in downtown Boise. The plaza is a gathering place for public events, especially musical concerts. The interior offers a convention center with banquet facilities for up to 1,800 diners and 20 meeting rooms. The elegant Grove Hotel (The), A Coast Hotel is also located here along with the Italian eatery, Emilio's.
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