Information about Boise, ID and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Boise

First ­time visitors often comment on Boise’s vibrancy. Its vitality. Its energy. With an active arts community and lively downtown filled with shops, restaurants, night spots and – yes – people, Boise is alive with entertainment options. When in Boise, do as the locals do: get outside! The city’s mild, four­ season climate and easy access to mountains, rivers, lakes and more, make it a haven for those looking to explore beyond the city.

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The history of Boise

In 1834 the Hudson's Bay Company founded a trading post for wagon trains along the Oregon Trail on the Snake River northwest of Boise's present site. The region that is now Boise was originally a small forested area along the Boise River, an oasis in the arid northwestern mountains. The spot was called "Les Bois," which means "wooded" in French. The U.S. Army constructed Fort Boise in 1863, and the town became the territorial capital in 1864, when it was also incorporated as a city. Several more gold strikes occurred in the next few years, and by1868 the town had more than four hundred permanent structures, more than half of which were residential. The Idaho Penitentiary was built in the town in 1870 and at one time or another housed many legendary western desperadoes.

Contact Information

Address:
250 S 5th St
Boise, Idaho
83702

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Businesses in Boise, Idaho

Here is a collection of local Boise, Idaho businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Athletic Food/Grocery Jewelry Restaurants Shopping Winery / Brewery

 

Art Source Gallery

Art

Featuring the works of 40 plus Idaho artists.

 

Gallery Five18

Art

Amazing hand crafted art pieces

 

Bogus Basin

Athletic

All season fun

 

Boise Ranch Golf Course

Athletic

An 18 hole championship style golf course

 

Cascade Raft & Kayak

Athletic

Offering Idaho whitewater rafting

 

A Cupcake Paradise

Food/Grocery

Cupcakery plus sweets,and Exotic Coffees

 

Hal Davis Jewelers

Jewelry

Boise's Exclusive Downtown Jeweler!

 

Precious Metal Arts

Jewelry

Handmade inspired designs

 

BACON

Restaurants

Born for those who love bacon...

 

Boise Fry Company

Restaurants

Incredible fries, burgers & service

 

Capitol Cellars

Restaurants

Located in Boise's historical Belgravia Building

 

Alexander Davis

Shopping

For the Distinguished Gentleman

 

Idaho Mountain Touring

Shopping

We have the gear for outdoor fun

 

Marla June Clothing

Shopping

A Fun Place to Shop!

 

Sturman's Smoke Shop

Shopping

We are Idaho's premium tobacconist

 

Swank Boutique

Shopping

A fun and fashion forward boutique

 

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

Winery / Brewery

Great Wine Starts With Great Soil