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As promised (finally downloaded, cropped and uploaded them), 3 days in Boise:

I really liked Boise. Tons of stuff to do, beautiful weather, gorgeous parks, on the river, very nice people, beautiful Downtown area with lots of activity, nice neighborhoods just off Downtown, etc. They also have one of the coolest Downtown libraries I've seen. And the Downtown area was nice and active, but had, for the most part, kept mostly locally-owned businesses in (no chains) except for a couple of areas where they seemed to be clustered. I could keep going on about why I liked it so much.

View of city from mountains (Bogus Basin Road):

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Every Wednesday after 5 in the summer, Boise has "Alive After Five," a series of free, outdoor concerts around Downtown with beer, food and general good times.

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Downtown (looking north from train depot):

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New mixed-use building going up on Idaho Street:

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8th Street (block of restaurants and cafes):

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Idaho Street (block of shops and restaurants):

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South 8th Street Historic District (shops, restaurants, bars, condos, movie theater and even a hotel):

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More pictures (because of the photo limit):

Looking south from capitol:

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Boise Centre:

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Potato-themed gift shop:

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The beautiful train depot:

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There were strangely two weddings at the Boise depot when I went up there (Thursday afternoon):

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Gardens in front of the depot:

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The amazing Boise Greenbelt along the river:

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The tubing season opens in early June:

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Public rose garden Downtown:

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World Center for Birds of Prey:

Idaho has the largest number of nesting raptors (birds of prey like owls, eagles, hawks, falcons, etc) in the country.

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West of Boise at Eagle Island State Park (yes, a waterslide!):

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Boiseans take a lot of pride that Boise State won the Fiesta Bowl last year:

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A fun Thursday night at Boise State:

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Boise's got alot going for it. Its a sunbelt city, its a state capitol, and its got an extremely low crime rate. Therefore, its economy is BOOMING! Its expected to grow by like 30% or so. I do think Boise is a nice city, but I will disagree with the comment made about the beautiful skyline; I think those hills look ugly as all get out, but then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
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