Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Fun Things to do in Boise

Recently I've been working on compiling a list of some fun family Boise activities for this summer.  Most are geared toward young families like mine, but I thought I'd share anyway.  Let me know if you have any suggestions/additions!


Fun things to do in Boise:



Indoors:
First Wednesday in April tournament at Gringers
Dave and Busters - Eat and Play special- $10 game play, 10 tickets, plus dinner for $16.99/person
Kid movies in afternoons at edwards - $1, Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 10 am.
Big Als- arcade, bowling
Wahooz
Discovery Center ID - $8 adults, Cady free
World Center for Birds of Prey- $7/adult
Blacklight Bowling
Aquarium- $90 for a dual member pass, or $9/adult.  Family pass comes with 2 guest passes.
ComedySportz Boise
Baby Rhyme Time, Music and Movement, and other library events
Idaho IceWorld
Jabberz in Nampa- indoor play place, day pass for 0-3 is 5.66 http://www.jabbersplaydate.com/
Idaho Historical Museum- Adults $5, 6&under free.  Also visit the Pioneer Village next door. http://history.idaho.gov/museum-hours-location
Visit trials at Ada County Courthouse
Just Kid'n Around


Outdoors:
Zoo Boise.  Thursday is deal day, special eents going on all the time
Movie nights in Settlers Park every Friday in the summer
Take a walk through Julia Davis Park
Kayak/swimming at Lucky Peak State Park
Roaring Springs- for a day pass, $29/adult.  Friday/Saturday evenings 6-10pm $15/adult.  Free for baby. PM plunge (3-8pm) $22/adult.  $40 for all inclusive wahooz and roaring springs.  2for tickets- 3-8pm, 2 adults for 30.  Thursdays PM plunge is 14/adult.
Community Pool (free)
Camping
Sand Dunes
MK Nature Center (free)
Dog Park (free)
Picnics
Horse Racing at Les Bois Park- season from May 1-Aug 10. $5 adults, children free. Wednesday is Ladies night.
Wednesday night concerts at the Grove, splash pad, window shopping
kayak at veterans park lake
float the river - starting at Barber Park
Camel Back Park and hike
Explore Boise National Forest
Thunder Mountain Company- Scenic railroad trips. $30-75/adults, $10/infants.  Panning for gold, coming May 2013 http://www.thundermountainline.com/  Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.
Trip to The Berry Ranch - a pick your own farm.  Open 9 am- 1pm M-Sat, check website for prices and what is in season - http://www.theberryranch.com/pickyourown.html
Silver Creek Plunge- Garden alley, camping $15, geothermal pool $10/adults, can snowmobile there in the winter. Stocked stream for fishing. http://www.silvercreekplunge.com/
Starlight Mountain Theater - Garden valley outdoor musical theater
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Catch a BSU football game
Visit the Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir
Hulls Gulch Nature Trail
Learn to golf
Learn to play tennis - http://www.pierceparkgolf.com/ (3 lessons for $55pp)
See Spot Splash -
Disc Golf
Ribfest, yum yum!
Riggins Big Water Blowout 6/1 - http://www.bigwaterblowout.com/
Emmett Cherry Festival - second week of June - http://www.emmettidaho.com/annual-events/emmett-cherry-festival  No dogs allowed, lots of free activities.
Great Garden Escape concerts at Idaho Botanical Gardens
Idaho Shakespeare Festival - Sweeney Todd - Preview days are $26.  Picnic dinners welcome.



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