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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
+1 208-343-2671
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Great Overview of a Culture

I read several book series by western states authors that feature Basque characters. This museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
reedkg1
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Lansing, Michigan
Great toir

Our tour guide was wonderful and clearly proud of her basque heritage. The boarding house tour was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leah H
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Colville, Washington
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Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boarding house” (29 reviews)
“basque block” (12 reviews)
“from spain” (4 reviews)
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611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
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+1 208-343-2671
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I read several book series by western states authors that feature Basque characters. This museum have a wonderful geographic overview and features three revolving exhibits. The boarding house next door was fascinating. Very inexpensive stop for the great amount of information provided during a visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was wonderful and clearly proud of her basque heritage. The boarding house tour was quite educational and interesting.

Thank Leah H
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

This museum is on the other side of the Basque block from the picture posted which appears to be a cultural center and bar. The museum is a number of pictures and memorabilia from Idaho Basques. It dwells a lot on the impact of the...More

Thank Dianne H
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

While traveling through the area we wanted to learn a bit about the Basque history, a subject that we had little familiarity. After paying the $5 admission we wandered through the compact exhibit space. There were quite a number of photos and fact-rich narratives. Their...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

The tour was awesome. Learning about the Basque culture and their immigration to the US was a great learning experience. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of these people.

Thank Jaci S
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I took my daughter and her friend in for a quick drink before they headed into the downtown "barmuda" zone in Boise. Friendly bartenders and good pours for a reasonable price. Very Basque in character with most of the staff of that culture. Right downtown...More

1  Thank Joe G
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

The large Basque population in Boise has lent itself to several good restaurants and this neat little museum. It’s very inexpensive to tour, plus the have an awesome gift shop with Basque-themed items! Very cool place if you’re tired of the same old stuff!

Thank Bowmanator22
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Great food in the area and interesting review of the Basque life in Idaho. They have periodic festivals and that is the time to do all the Basque things and eat the great food.

Thank Mark I
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Boise has a dedicated block downtown to the Basque people – a group of people originally from the northern Spain/France area who moved to America in search of a better life. Located on the block is a museum and an old boarding house used to...More

2  Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We visited the Basque Museum and had a wonderful visit. Thersea checked us in and enlightened us with so many interesting facts of the region, culture and people. Definitely worth the visit. Would recommend finding what special events are planned for the time of your...More

1  Thank kerry1115
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