The satellite view shows Boise, capital and the most populous city of the State of Idaho
in the United States
. The economic and governmental center of Idaho is located in the southwestern part of the state, on the Boise River, a tributary of the Snake River. Boise is also the county seat of Ada County.
The Idaho State Capitol in Boise is home to the government of Idaho.
Boise came into existence like many other US cities; first, there was the construction of several forts, then it became a village when the threats
from local natives were fading. And then there was a gold rush in 1863 in the Boise basin.
The town was incorporated as a city in 1866 and became capital of the Territory of Idaho in 1864; in 1889 Idaho became the 43rd US state and Boise its capital.
Today Boise has a population of about 226,600 inhabitants (est. 2018), 710,000 people live in the Boise metropolitan area (Boise Metropolitan Area).
The city is home to Boise State University
), among others, it offers the nation’s only master’s program in Raptor Biology.
The University of Idaho
) also has a branch in the city.
The city is home to some large corporations: Micron Technology (semiconductor devices); Albertsons, Inc. (supermarkets and grocery); Simplot Company (agriculture); St Alphonsus Health System (health care); and MotivePower (diesel-electric locomotives). The largest employer is the state government.
View of downtown Boise from Camel's Back Park.
) largest convention center in Idaho.
Discovery Center of Idaho
) interactive hands-on science center and museum.
Boise Art Museum
- BAM (www.boiseartmuseum.org
) art museum in Julia Davis Park with an outdoor sculpture garden. The museum holds the most extensive public collection of works by acclaimed Idaho artist and bookmaker James Charles Castle.
Idaho State Historical Museum
) museum where you can explore the story of Idaho.
Idaho Museum of Natural History
(moved to Pocatello, Idaho)
Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
, a monument near the Boise Public Library with a statue of Anne Frank (The Diary of a Young Girl.)
, a historic chapel on Broadway at Campus Drive, constructed in 1866.
Boise Idaho Temple
, a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ahavath Beth Israel
, a Jewish synagogue completed in 1896.
Old Idaho Penitentiary
) “Old Pen” was home to some of the most desperate criminals in the West; the former jail is now for rent.
) the historic movie theater opened in 1927, today it is a theatre and concert venue.
Boise Towne Square
), is the largest retail complex in the state with over 186 stores.
Julia Davis Park
, the green heart of the city, a municipal park and the first park in the "String of Pearls," a group of parks along the Boise River. Julia Davis Park is home to the Zoo Boise
), a rose garden in front of the Boise Art Museum
(BAM), which lies at the northwestern end of the park.
Boise River Greenbelt
is an urban trail system along the Boise River.
Lucky Peak Lake
is a reservoir created by the Lucky Peak Dam.
) a ski area 26 km (16 mi) north-northeast of the city, in the Boise National Forest
); the landscape of the national forest spans over an area of 2.5 million acres (10,000 km²), it is is a protected area with sagebrush steppe and spruce-fir forests and more than 250 lakes.
World Center For Birds of Prey
) is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Boise.
), stadium on the campus of Boise State University; the stadium is best known for its distinctive blue playing surface; the playground of the Boise State Broncos.
Just zoom in to see Idaho State Capitol Building. The sandstone Renaissance Revival Capitol is Idaho's most significant historic structure; it houses the government of the state of Idaho.
The map shows a city map of Boise with expressways, main roads, and streets, zoom out to find the location of Boise Airport (IATA code
: BOI) 4 mi (6 km) south of downtown.
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