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WalkAbout Boise

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Join us for WalkAbout Boise — a 1.5-hour guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. Let us introduce you to the built environment that makes downtown Boise like no other place. This tour is great for visitors and Idaho residents who want to learn more about how Boise's vibrant downtown developed and the people who made it happen.

The walking tours take place every Saturday, starting in May and continue through mid-November.

Tour Highlights Include:

Downtown's evolution from gold rush boomtown, through urban renewal decline, and 21st-century revitalization

The oldest and newest buildings downtown, spanning 150 years of construction

Buildings associated with Boise's historic Basque, German, Jewish, and Chinese communities

The Idaho State Capitol and Boise City Hall

Buildings designed by early pioneers and nationally known master architects

The Egyptian Theatre

Tours sell out, so we ask that you buy your tickets in advance online or by calling (208) 424-5111. Walk-ups are welcome if there is room (cash or check only).

The tours are held rain or shine, so plan to dress accordingly in comfortable walking shoes, bring sunscreen and an umbrella if needed, and a bottle of water.

Tours start promptly at 10 am and end around 11:30 am, beginning and ending in front of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center on Grove Street in Downtown Boise. The docent will meet you at the bench in front of the museum.

Cost is $10 for Preservation Idaho members, $12 for non-members, $8 for children 13 and under (not including fees).

For more information, contact us at or call (208) 424-5111.