What's in Boise?
Boise is a wonderful city with opportunity around every corner. As a growing city surrounded by mountains and lakes, Boise offers a little bit of something for everyone. Let’s take a look into the life that Boise offers.
The chemistry building…
The chemistry building is located right along the Boise River – in fact, many faculty members can see the river right outside their window! Just north and across the River is Julia Davis Park, which is home to the Boise Art Museum (http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/), the Rose Garden, and the Boise Zoo. Other cultural sites in Julia Davis include the Discovery Center of Idaho (http://www.scidaho.org/), the Idaho State Historical Museum, and the Idaho Black History Museum (http://www.ibhm.org/).
Keep walking north and you’re right in the center of downtown Boise – the economic and cultural hub of the state!
Downtown Boise offers fantastic dining (for a great guide to dining, see the Boise Weekly dining guide (http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Dining) and activities during the day and at night. In the summertime, join the crowds at the 8th Street Downtown Market (http://www.capitalcitypublicmarket.com/) for fresh flowers and produce, and arts and crafts. At night, join hockey fans as they cheer on the Steelheads (http://www.idahosteelheads.com/)! Finally, enjoy some fun Basque activities on the Basque block (http://www.boisebasques.com/), a ballet (http://www.balletidaho.org/), a rock concert (http://www.bigeasyconcerts.com/) or a classical concert (http://www.boisephilharmonic.org/).
Tired of the city? Then, head out of town for some outdoor activities…
Outside of Boise…
Boise is located in the center of four major ski resorts – Sun Valley (http://www.sunvalley.com), Tamarack (http://www.tamarackidaho.com/), Bogus Basin (http://www.bogusbasin.org/), and Brundage (http://www.brundage.com/). In the summertime, those resorts offer nearby camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Great music, rodeos, and other forms of entertainment is just a short drive west of Boise at the Idaho Center (http://www.idahocenter.com/). Still bored? We are a short drive away from the amazing landscape of lava and rocks at Craters of the Moon (http://www.nps.gov/crmo/). Also, since we are a major city, we have direct flights to and from Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis and even Maui, Hawaii!
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes you to Boise! Explore even more of Boise with the following official Boise city link: