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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
+1 208-343-2671
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Nice littel museum. Essential education for kids (and adults)

If you don't know about the Basques - either in their own lands or their contribution in america... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
abearfellow
You must visit this bar and cultural center!

The Basque Center is famous for their Kalimotxo (Coke and red wine, over ice), to-the-point... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Krista O
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Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't know about the Basques - either in their own lands or their contribution in america, you should definitely stop here for a half hour. lots of information panels about this very unique group of people. The story of Guernika is very well...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basque Center is famous for their Kalimotxo (Coke and red wine, over ice), to-the-point service, and affordable drinks. This is a small bar, with many Basques frequenting or working so you can hear the wonderful language of the Basque people. The facility is huge...More

Thank Krista O
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Interesting history of the basques in Idaho. Takes about 1-2 hours in the museum. Mostly plaques and posters and photos and not much interactive exhibits.

Thank steveredler
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My niece and I visited the Museum after hearing about it for years. Having grown up with friends who are Basque, it was fascinating to learn more about their culture. Shortly after we arrived, a docent invited us to go next door to tour the...More

Thank TravelinGal2010
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Nice spot for events. I haven't eaten there, but it hosted the race registration for Robie Creek. It's a great spot.

Thank Kitty F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There's so much hating on immigrants nowadays, it's nice to see how the Basques came to Boise from Europe to become sheep herders. Although part of Spain, it's easy to see why they deserve to be their own nation state. The Basque language and culture...More

Thank ThatGuyTony
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The museum is small and has lots of informative "written" information. It would be more enjoyable if it were better illustrated. There are a couple interesting videos, but it was difficult to watch because a docent was giving a tour with a microphone. The museum...More

1  Thank thetraveler4819
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Basque culture is well presented and the reasons for their concentration locally. There were a number of exhibits relating the Basques of northern Spain and even an exhibit of the Gurnnika bombing prior to WWII

Thank RockwallTraveler
Reviewed 15 September 2017

As part of our downtown walking we visited the museum. It is a well laid out site, with fascinating information about the Basque settlement in Boise. Staff was welcoming and informative. Well worth the time spent learning about this settlement.

Thank PLM654
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Prior to our day in Boise I had no knowledge of the Basque history in Idaho. We were told that the Basque community in Boise is the largest concentrations of these resilient people outside of their European homeland. This museum is well worth an hour...More

Thank Jeb-of-Pineland
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