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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
+1 208-343-2671
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FASCINATING!!!

Such a great place of history for the Treasure Valley and the southern Idaho area. I have lived... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rostockd
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Boise ID
Nice littel museum. Essential education for kids (and adults)

If you don't know about the Basques - either in their own lands or their contribution in america... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
abearfellow
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Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a great place of history for the Treasure Valley and the southern Idaho area. I have lived here most of my life and I learned so much!!!

Thank rostockd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't know about the Basques - either in their own lands or their contribution in america, you should definitely stop here for a half hour. lots of information panels about this very unique group of people. The story of Guernika is very well...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Basque Center is famous for their Kalimotxo (Coke and red wine, over ice), to-the-point service, and affordable drinks. This is a small bar, with many Basques frequenting or working so you can hear the wonderful language of the Basque people. The facility is huge...More

Thank Krista O
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Interesting history of the basques in Idaho. Takes about 1-2 hours in the museum. Mostly plaques and posters and photos and not much interactive exhibits.

Thank steveredler
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My niece and I visited the Museum after hearing about it for years. Having grown up with friends who are Basque, it was fascinating to learn more about their culture. Shortly after we arrived, a docent invited us to go next door to tour the...More

Thank TravelinGal2010
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Nice spot for events. I haven't eaten there, but it hosted the race registration for Robie Creek. It's a great spot.

Thank Kitty F
Reviewed 26 September 2017

There's so much hating on immigrants nowadays, it's nice to see how the Basques came to Boise from Europe to become sheep herders. Although part of Spain, it's easy to see why they deserve to be their own nation state. The Basque language and culture...More

Thank ThatGuyTony
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The museum is small and has lots of informative "written" information. It would be more enjoyable if it were better illustrated. There are a couple interesting videos, but it was difficult to watch because a docent was giving a tour with a microphone. The museum...More

1  Thank thetraveler4819
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Basque culture is well presented and the reasons for their concentration locally. There were a number of exhibits relating the Basques of northern Spain and even an exhibit of the Gurnnika bombing prior to WWII

Thank RockwallTraveler
Reviewed 15 September 2017

As part of our downtown walking we visited the museum. It is a well laid out site, with fascinating information about the Basque settlement in Boise. Staff was welcoming and informative. Well worth the time spent learning about this settlement.

Thank PLM654
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