Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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611 W Grove St.

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To learn about the Basque history and heritage, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is a must-see. Established in 1985, the museum is the only Basque museum in the United States and its mission is to educate visitors on Basque history in Idaho and worldwide. The exhibits tell a narrative of the Basque history in northern Spain and shine a light on the Basque community that settled in Boise as sheepherders. The museum houses oral history archives, a library, a collection of records and tapes, manuscript materials, and a variety of artifacts and photographs.

Recent visitors said it was fascinating to learn about the unique culture both abroad and in Idaho, adding that the exhibits were interesting and informative. After visiting the museum, many reviewers suggested taking time to explore the whole block, which features other Basque attractions and landmarks.

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, it's open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $3 for kids ages 6 to 12. Entrance is free for kids 5 and younger. You'll find the museum in downtown Boise in the Basque Block at 611 Grove Street; parking is available nearby. For more information, visit the Basque Museum & Cultural Center's website.

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