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Boise Train Depot

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Address: 2603 West Eastover Terrace, Boise, ID 83706
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+1 208-384-4060
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon 13:00 - 20:00

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The Boise Depot, with its white sandstone exterior and Spanish tiled roof and trusses, is one of Boise's gems. The building, which opened in 1925, was designed by Shreve... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Boise Depot, with its white sandstone exterior and Spanish tiled roof and trusses, is one of Boise's gems. The building, which opened in 1925, was designed by Shreve & Lamb, the New York architects who designed the Empire State Building. At the time, the company was a division of Carrère and Hastings, a prestigious firm that designed the New... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although winter had just started to fade away, we could see early blooms peeking through the ground in the gardens. We looked way across the valley at Bogus Basin and even could locate the area of the old quarry.

1 Thank Walter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took visiting family there. To see Boise from elevated heights and getting a history lesson was very fascinating.

Thank Candy B
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was in the wonderful city of Boise, Id for a very special occasion to visit friends and a personal milestone. What more of a fitting way than to visit the Boise Train Depot on a Sunday morning before heading back home. My wife and I stopped by real quick to view the historic landmark and were pretty impressed with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Last train was in 1997, good thing this 1925 missions style depot is still standing. ONLY open on Sunday and monday. The locomotive named BIG MIKE deserves its name. Inside the station there are some displays of first class dining china and crystal. There is a person in attendance who will take you to the top of the bell tower... More 

Thank Michparis
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Historic and situated on a hill overlooking Boise, this depot really harks back to a simpler time. Very well restored interior and exterior. The old terminal counter is filled with artifacts. Take the lift up to the tower for a nice view of the area. If your lucky, the freight train comes by every so often to really give you... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I did some research before our trip on the best place to capture great photos of the whole city of Boise and this is the place! We went on a Sunday afternoon and the weather was so nice and sunny. Walking on the now inactive train track was quite a special experience while at the same time we appreciated the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Boise Train Station is open just a few days a week for tours only. Check their web site for days and times. You can visit Big Mike the train and the grounds anytime. Worth a visit even when the main building is closed.

1 Thank Bigredmachine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Took part in the St. Luke's Hospital Fun run fundraiser, what a great time we had with 1,000s of others, on a gorgeous, sparkling clean, brilliant blue sky Sat.

Thank doris s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The volunteers are very helpful. The building is beautiful and the history is interesting. At certain times you can go up into the tower and have a great view of the city.

Thank Brea S

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