Boise Leisure Activities

boise river trailAlive After Five—Downtown Boise comes, well, alive on Wednesday nights after five o‘clock during the summer season with this local favorite. Held at the Boise Center on the Grove, this event includes food, drink, and local bands performing live; a chance to wind down after work and enjoy the Downtown Boise atmosphere. Throughout the year, Downtown Boise also stays open late on Thursdays, for their First Thursday event. There is an Art Walk and special retail offers at various local businesses throughout the downtown core area.

Idaho Ice World—Idaho‘s public ice rink, operated by Boise Parks and Recreation. The rink is open for public skating, as well as for hockey and figure skat-ing lessons. Rental equipment is available and the rink is open all year long.

Boondocks Family Fun Center/Roaring Springs Water Park—Located right next to each other just off of I-84, both places are designed for lots of family fun, with water slides, miniature golf, go cart race track, and batting cages—along with a video arcade and laser tag pavilion.

World Center for Birds of Prey—This renowned facility shows visitors the actual working process of saving endangered species of hawks, falcons, eagles, and other birds of prey. Usually, several birds are on display for the public to view and ask questions about. Also on site, the center hosts one of the finest museums dedicated to the history of the sport of fal-conry. The Center also is on the border of the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Conservation Area, which covers almost 500,000 acres in Southwest Idaho.

Discovery Center of Idaho—Boise‘s hands-on science learning center, the Discovery center of Idaho is a fun place for kids and adults to learn with over 150 exhibits to experience. Special themes throughout the year highlight topics like building architecture, space exploration, wild animals and the human body.

To the east, you can also visit the Bruneau Dunes State Park. This park outside of Mountain Home preserves one of nature‘s unique structures—sand dunes. Also on site at this park is an observatory which is open to the public during the summer months. The dunes have open access and often, visitors can be seen hiking, skiing, or gliding off the dunes.

Learn more with our Boise online relocation guide or contact The Mike Brown Group at 208.278.4300!

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