2112 East Cleveland Boulevard College of Idaho Caldwell, ID 83605 +1 208 459 5211
Leave Idaho and explore the cosmos at this 50-seat planetarium, which offers a variety of programming events throughout the year. Visitors can tour the planets, learning about the solar system and positioning of constellations, or discover what is beyond our solar system. The planetarium also hosts a variety of special events, including December sky shows that mix astronomy, Biblical stories, and other historic writings. Group field trips are also available and evening shows can be arranged by appointment. Check the website for upcoming shows and events.
2112 Cleveland Boulevard Caldwell, ID 83605 +1 208 459 5011
This small tree-lined campus gives visitors an Ivy League feeling. Old buildings nestle up to modern architecture at Idaho's oldest four-year college, founded in 1891. The college hosts about 750 students each year and visitors can stroll through the pretty campus. While you're here, be sure to explore the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Glen L. and Ruth Evans Gem and Mineral Collection, the Rosenthal Gallery of Art or the Whittenberger Planetarium.
605 North Edgewood Lane Eagle, ID 83616 +1 208 939 0402
Trees reflect off the ponds and mountains rise in the background at this old-time Treasure Valley golf course. With some of the holes dating back to the 1960s, Eagle Hills Golf Course makes its way past homes, trees and several ponds. A two-story clubhouse offers refreshments and facilities for parties and weddings. It also hosts a popular Sunday Brunch.
3730 Ridgecrest Drive Nampa, ID 83687 +1 208 468 5888
Named among the best public courses in the nation by "Golf Digest," Ridgecrest Golf Course provides challenging terrain and spectacular scenery. To the south of the course, the Owhyee Mountains offer spectacular views of rugged peaks, while to the north the Boise Range is visible. The views combined with the farm fields surrounding the club give the course an authentic Idaho feel. Golfers will face plenty of challenges here, including a ridge that divides the holes and plenty of water to navigate.
The views are endless from this winery, with its surrounding vineyards and the rugged Owhyee Mountains in the distance. The Sawtooth Winery offers a variety of wines, including Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The family decided to try their hand at grapes, with their efforts coming to fruition in 1987. Originally named Pintler Cellars, the winery is now part of the Corus Northwest Wineries, along with Ste. Chappelle Winery. Special events include Mother's Day and Thanksgiving weekend open houses.
20928 Grape Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 +1 208 455 8386
The red-roofed building of the Koenig Distillery and Winery rises from its high desert surroundings like a Mediterranean villa. Housing winemaking equipment and a wine tasting room, the building is home to this Sunny Slope winery. One of several wineries in the area, and about 45 minutes from Boise, here you will find wine and brandy from grapes, as well as pears, prunes, apricots and peaches. Special events include an August Harvest Festival with dining and dancing.
1000 North McDermott Road Kuna, ID 83634 +1 208 922 4791
A picnic area stretches out from this winery, the perfect place to relax with an outstanding red or white Pinot Noir, the winery's signature wine. Although the Pinot Noir is their most successful wine, the winery has also won awards for their Chardonnay. Opened in 1987, owners Bill and Mui Stowe's regularly share their love of wine personally with visitors. The winery also hosts special events, such as birthday parties and weddings.
18835 Symms Road Caldwell, ID 83607 +1 208 454 3300
Part of the Treasure Valley's growing wine country, this winery offers award-winning chardonnay and other wines under the Hell's Canyon label. Opened in 1980, the winery is located near several other wineries in a grape-loving stretch of land near the Snake River about 45 minutes from Boise. Named for the Snake River's famous Hell's Canyon, the chateau-inspired winery opens its doors to visitors on the weekends for wine tasting of the Hell's Canyon label, Bird Dog White and Retriever Red.
4000 West Hatchery Road Eagle, ID 83616 +1 208 939 0696
Retaliate against those hot, dry Boise summer days and head off to this nearby state park. Located in the town of Eagle, only eight miles west of the city, the park offers swimming, picnic spots, a waterslide, disc golf course, horseshoe pits and a sandy beach on which to stretch out. On warm summer days, smiling children disappear in and out of the bright blue waterslide's winding tunnels.
19348 Lowell Road Caldwell, ID 83607 +1 208 453 7843
Opened in 1978, the Ste. Chapelle Winery, located about 30 miles west of Boise, has grown to be Idaho's largest and best known winery. The Winery Hill Vineyard surrounds the winery and its two-acre park, where picnickers can enjoy the views of the Snake River and Owyhee Mountains while listening to Sunday jazz concerts. Wine tasting and tours take place daily. Come and leanr about the history of the winery's award-winning grapes, which produce about 130,000 cases of wine every year.
Retaliate against those hot, dry Boise summer days and head
off to this nearby state park. Located in the town of Eagle, only eight miles west of the city, the park offers swimming, picnic spots, a waterslide, disc golf ...
Located in historic St. Paul Baptist Church, the Idaho Black
History Museum celebrates Idaho's black culture. Open since 1995, the museum offers visitors many interesting historical tidbits, such as a look at Idaho's black cowboys and miners, and Idaho's ...
Just north of Caldwell, this golf course reveals Owyhee Mountain
views in a high desert setting. The 18 hole course offers fairways sprinkled with trees. Water offers a few challenges, however, you don't have to be an expert to ...