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Boise, the State Capital, is also the county seat of Ada County. The city is situated on the Boise River on I-84, in the southwestern part of the state.

The wood-lined river was a welcome sight for French-Canadian trappers who were grateful to reach a forest again, after trudging across the territory's treeless plain. They named the area Boise, meaning "wooded." The "City of Trees" was founded in 1863, a year after a gold rush reached the Boise Basin. That year the first sessions of the territorial government were held in Lewiston, then moved to Boise in 1864. The new territorial capital was the commercial and cultural magnet for miners and traders from nearby boom towns.

Today Boise, population 185,787, is Idaho's largest metropolitan area. Much of southern Idaho and parts of eastern Oregon derive commercial, financial and medical services from the city. Boise's economy is supplemented by state and federal government, including the National Interagency Fire Center.

Big Nasty Hill Climb | Custom River Tours | Julia Davis Park | Mountain Cove High School | National Interagency Fire Center | New Images Academy of Beauty |
AmeriTel Inns AmeriTel Inn - Boise Town Square |
Art Art Source Gallery | Lindley Glass Studio | Quinten Gregory Studio |
Education American Institute of Health Technology | Boise Bible College | Idaho School of Massage Therapy | RiverStone Community School | Shadow Mountain Business Careers |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bardenay Bar and Restaurant | Basilio's Mexican Dining Restaurant | Crescent Bar and Grill | Gloria's Mexican Restaurant | Good Wood Barbecue | Kopper Kitchen | Kulture Klatsch | Milky Way Restaurant | Salmon River Foods | Stone Mill Bread Company |
Golf Golf Mountain | Indian Lakes Golf Club | Wind River Golf | Intermountain Hospital |
History Boise Basque Museum and Cultural Center | Idaho Historical Museum | Old Idaho Penitentiary |
Idaho Counties Ada County |
Idaho State Parks Lucky Peak State Park |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Plaza Suite Hotel | Rocks Lodge | Twin Springs Resort |
City and County Parks Departments Bureau of Land Management (BLM) | Idaho Travel Council |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate American Way RV Center | Bedard First Property Management | Century 21 1st Place Realty | Dale De Martini, Realtor | David & Priscilla Breck, REALTORS | Don McFarland-Realtor | Georgia Martin, Realtor | Holland Realty-Boise | Jason Pennington REALTOR | Kathi Stewart-Realtor | Keller Willaims Realty | Lazaris Realty | Mary Margaret Carr REALTOR | Michener Investments | Mountain Valley Properties | NAI Kowallis & Mackey Commercial Real Estate Services | Nelson's RVs | Orson Woodhouse Real Estate Agent | Parklane Management Company | Raylene Kinyon REALTOR | Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate | Travis Stroud REALTOR | Atlasta Mobile Home & RV Park |
Science Boise National Forest | Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology | Morrison Knudsen Nature Center |
Shopping Karen Louise Fashion Boutique | Lombardi Designs | Wind River |
Health Resorts and Spas Spa Terra Nova |
Sports and Sporting Events Bogus Creek Outfitters | Les Bois Park | Middle Fork Rapid Transit | Riverkeeper Fly Shop |
Transportation Boise Tour Train | Sulphur Creek Ranch Airport |
Vacation Rentals McCall Cabin For Rent |
Wildlife Viewing Affordable Pet Clinic | Big Creek Lodge & Outfitters | Mackay Bar Corporation | World Center for Birds of Prey | Zoo Boise |

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12/04 Coming to The area
Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
Sun Valley Wellness Festival Ketchum ID May23-27 The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, our mission is to inspire positive change.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival Kuna ID July15-16 Come visit the lavender field in full bloom, pick a bouquet of lavender and experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. Make and take a lavender bottle or paper lavender sachet. Handmade lavender products will be featured. While you are here, visit with other vendors selling their own special products.
Ponderosa Pine Relay Cascade ID July19-20 Distance is 194.89. A shorter sprint race from McCall to Cascade is 62.5 miles. Teams finish at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade.