Walk Through History On A Downtown Boise Tour
Saturdays at 11 am
Spring, Summer, Fall
Whether you’re in town on business or vacation, knowing a little more about the city you’re in deeply enriches your stay. That’s what makes the 1.5-hour WalkAbout Boise downtown tour so special. Led by a friendly, knowledgeable guide, you’ll be escorted through the city’s rich history, stretching back more than 150 years – from its birth as a Gold Rush boomtown, into the modern era. Along the way, you’ll learn about Boise’s many diverse communities, from the largest concentration of Basque culture in the U.S., to robust German, Jewish, and Chinese populations. And of course, you’ll see many of the city’s most famous sights, including:
The Egyptian Theatre
Opened in 1927, this bastion of cinema’s Golden Age is one of Boise’s most treasured structures, full of ornate, Egyptian-themed murals, columns and accents. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s the last single-screen theater in the city, as well as a premier venue for movie screenings and concerts to this day. Be sure to keep your eye out for anything out of the ordinary, as local legend has it a projectionist named “Joe” haunts the halls!
Idaho State Capitol
Inspired by the U.S. Capitol and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Boise boasts one of the most impressive state capitals in the country. From its striking dome with a bronze eagle perched atop, to its Italian stone structure, full-size Liberty Bell replica our front, and secret underground tunnels, it’s quite the sight to see.
Register Online or Call 208-424-5111 for your WalkAbout today!