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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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