Places to Visit: Boise Idaho

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Boise Idaho

Get the most out of your vacation by taking the opportunity to travel from Jackson Hole to Boise, Idaho to discover all this vibrant city has to offer the visitor.

  • Boise has great entertainment, outdoor adventures and Old West excitement
  • An easy 5.5-hour trip from Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Visit the Boise National Forest while you’re here
  • Many Art and History Museums to explore
  • Enjoy the living museum that is the Idaho Botanical Garden


Boise, Idaho welcomes visitors from all over the country. Folks travel from Jackson Hole to Boise to find great entertainment, outdoor adventures, and Old West excitement.


Boise, Idaho is just off Interstate 84, in southwest Idaho, west of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Boise has a wide array of accommodations for the visitor, from quaint Bed and Breakfasts and comfortable inns to luxurious lodges and economy motels and hotels.

Being a rather large city, Boise’s restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines. You’ll find Italian foods, Asian dining, many steak houses, coffee shops and much more.


With Boise National Forest so close and many famous rivers running through it, there’s an endless opportunity for great outdoor recreation near Boise.

River floats are an adventure for all ages, not to mention the thrill of whitewater rafting. There are many trails to hike or bike. Hunting and fishing are some of the most popular pastimes in this part of the country. You can also opt to stay on a guest ranch for a true taste of the Old West. For some real excitement, put hot air balloon rides on the top of the list.

Winter sports will fill your winter vacation to Boise with lots of snow fun. From snow tubing and snowboarding to skiing and snowmobiling, your days will be full.


Be sure to make time to take in all the attractions in Boise, so you don’t miss any of the history and culture of this most impressive Idaho city.

The Idaho Black History Museum is the only African American history museum in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a must-see along with the Boise Art Museum, with its 15 galleries and collections of contemporary art. There are other museums with awesome displays in Boise. Browse them all to absorb the history and the present-day creativity of Idaho.

For natural attractions, discover the Idaho Botanical Garden, a real living museum. Stop by the Boise Zoo and visit the popular tiger attraction.

Getting Here

To get from Jackson, Wyoming to Boise, Idaho, get on US-26 and bear right on WY-22. Follow this to ID-33 and then after five miles, turn left on ID-31. In about 21 miles, turn right on US-26 to US-20 West toward Idaho Falls. Jog over to I-15 south and go to exit 72. Get on I-86 West for 63 miles to continue on I-84 West. Follow the signs and exit at Boise, Idaho. The trip is about 369 miles or a five and a half hour drive.