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World Center for Birds of Prey

Located in South Boise, the World Center for Birds of Prey is home to the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center where you can discover the world of raptors up close and personal. They offer daily presentations and interactive exhibitis and tours.  The center is comprised of a research facility, a large research library and focuses on the health, reproduction and reintroduction of the birds.  This a breeding facility for endangered birds of prey, currently breeding California Condors and Aplomado Falcons.

15 Miles from Boise

20 Minute Travel Time

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Bogus Basin

Day and Night skiing, nordic trail, snowshoe, snowboard, tubing hill. 5th graders ski free!  Yurt Rentals offer unique experience during the winter.  The resort offers their Mountain Discover Camps for kids during the summer. 

16.5 Miles from Boise

30 Minute Travel Time

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Bogus Creek Outfitters

Enjoy a great Idaho tradition with a winter sleigh ride and dinner. A perfect night out for two or for a group, these cowboys know how to do it up right, bringing you back in time to a cabin in the woods for a three course meal, live music and some cowboy poetry.  

16.5 Miles from Boise

30 Minute Travel Time

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Brundage Moutain

Located just outside of McCall, Brundage Mountain offers traditional winter skiing and snowboarding activities.  Durring the summer, bring your mountain bike and catch a lift up the mountain for a thrilling and scenic ride down the mountain.

120 Miles from Boise

2 Hrs 45 Minute Travel Time

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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Home of the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America.  Bring your boots and saucers or rent a sand board for sliding down the dunes.  The Bruneau Dunes is one of the few places you can camp nearly year round and don't forget to bring your fishing pole too as there are bluegill in the lakes at the foot of the dune. 

44 Miles from Boise

50 Minute Travel Time

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Cascade Lake

Outdoor recreation activites galore!  Camping, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, yurt rentals and more can be found at Cascade Lake.  The lake offeres 6 boat launch ramps as well as several day use areas, two group camping areas, 9 campgrounds including primitive camping options available.

75 Miles from Boise

1.5 Hour Travel Time

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Celebration Park

Located on the Snake River, Celebration Park is an archaeological park that offers visitors a real hands on experience walking through the huge basalt melon gravels deposited by the Bonneville flood where they will find petroglyphs 100-10,000 years old and learn about the Paleolithic and Archaic lifestyles.  Walking tours will take you to the historic Guffey Railroad Bridge and give you a taste of Idaho's early mining and railroad history.  Open year round, the Visitor Center and tours are available April 1st through October 31st.

44 Miles from Boise

1 Hour Travel Time

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Craters of the Moon National Monument

Located in Central Idaho, this 750,000 acre monument boasts it's "weird and scenic landscape" featuring a wide array of volcanic features in this vast lava field.  Enjoy your day hiking, bird watching, backpacking, photography and exploring the caves. Camping and RV parking available.

175 Miles from Boise

3 Hour Travel Time

Frank Church Wilderness

The 2nd largest wilderness park in the lower 48, the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness park covers territory on six national forests, the old Idaho Primitive Area and the Salmon Breaks Primitive Area. This is an area of vast rugged mountains, deep canyons and flowing rivers.

100 Miles from Boise

2 Hour Travel Time

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Firebird Raceway

Firebird Raceway offers a wide array of racing and competitions. Best known for it's drag racing track bring the family for a day or evening of great competitions and shows from April through October.  

20 Miles from Boise

30 Minute Travel Time

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One of the stagecoach stops along the Oregon Trail, Hagerman sits along side the Snake River.  Hagerman is home of the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument where more than 180 animal species and 35 plant species have been found in individual fossil sites.  Hagerman is also home to some alligators!  They live in natural hot springs located in the "Valley of a Thousand Springs."

95 Miles from Boise

90 Minute Travel Time

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Hell's Canyon

Straddling both sides of the Snake River following the Oregon/Idaho borders, the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. As the deepest river gorge in North America, this nearly 217,000 acres of high mountain peaks and remote wilderness has plenty to offer the nature lover.  Enjoy Camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting scenic drives, boating and more.  

150 Miles from Boise

3 Hour Travel Time

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Idaho City

Founded in 1862 during the Boise Basin gold rush, this former mining town is a great place to spend a day or weekend away from the big city touring this wonderfully historic town.  Idaho is well known for the vast number natural hot springs, and one of the greater hot springs retreats The Springs, can be found in Idaho City.  

40 Miles from Boise

1 Hour Travel Time

Idaho State Capitol Building

Situated in the heart of downtown, the Idaho State Capitol Building is a must see for all.  

0 Miles from Boise

0 Minute Travel Time

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Lake Lowell

One of the largest off-stream reservoirs in the American west, Lake Lowell and the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to enjoy boating, swimming and fishing.  

28 Miles from Boise

30 Minute Travel Time

Lucky Peak

Just minutes from downtown Boise, Lucky Peak Lake is located on the Boise River, along Highway 21.  Lucky Peak offers 3 separate day use areas and makes a great place to gather families and groups together.  Lucky Peak Lake and Dam are just downstream from Arrowrock Dam, offering visitors plenty of water and boating activities.

10 Miles from Boise

15 Minute Travel Time

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