Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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:

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
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

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)
Sand Dunes
MK Nature Center (free)
Dog Park (free)
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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