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Boise Train Depot

2603 W Eastover Ter, Boise, ID 83706-2800
+1 208-384-4060
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If you are at all interested in trains or historic buildings, this is a great stop. It doesn't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Denver, Colorado
Great Place for A Wedding

We attended a wedding here. Luckily it was a beautiful day so the bride and groom chose to have the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Liz S
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2603 W Eastover Ter, Boise, ID 83706-2800
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+1 208-384-4060
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"great view of downtown"
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"koi pond"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in trains or historic buildings, this is a great stop. It doesn't have a particularly extensive collection of things, but what's there is presented well and really puts the place into historical perspective. You should be able to see...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We attended a wedding here. Luckily it was a beautiful day so the bride and groom chose to have the ceremony outdoors. For the reception we were indoors. The building is beautiful and very spacious. The only issue was the account is were a bit...More

Thank Liz S
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

3 of us. Sunday afternoon. I've always wanted to see this place. Easy access to the parking area. We got there about 2 pm and maybe 20 people there at most, honestly most of them outside taking pictures. The grounds are outstanding. Well taken care...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoyed a family visit to The Boise Train Depot. We saw the building from the other side of town so drove over to see what it was. The Old Depot is nicely restored and the landscaping and views are worth the visit. Spent about...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is worth photographing on the front and track side. I happened to get lucky and was able to photograph a Boise Valley Railroad WMAX train from the platform side. Sadly, there is construction right at the end of the depot where the Union Pacific...More

Thank Gerald G
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The depot is a wonderful slice of history. It's wonderful just to wander the grounds or to tour the beautiful old building. It's fun to watch Fourth of July fireworks here, too.

Thank Katy B
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is such a cool place to hang out. In my opinion it gives the best view of Boise. It's a very well kept area.

Thank HonestReview2015
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

One of the nicer city views in Boise which looks directly toward the state capitol building. The building is nicely preserved and there is a signature workhorse locomotive outside to look at with informative historical information to read. The museum, however, is disappointing as it...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The building is mostly closed, but the outside grounds are pretty to visit with waterfalls, fish and flowers

Thank Sara F
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I've lived here for years but didn't know much about the history of the train depot and the railroad in general. I attended an "open house" with live entertainment and a tour of the depot, including the vast knowledge of our host -- very interesting!

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Agustina V
25 March 2017|
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Response from Sowellman | Reviewed this property |
To clarify, the grounds are always open and there's plenty of free parking. The depot building itself is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays, again at no charge. The city only charges if you wish to rent the... More
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Wanda R
17 August 2016|
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Response from Bluemoon45 | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge. My mother in law told me that every tour of Boise should start here because it is so impressive. Make sure you take the elevator up. There used to be a guy that would come and feed the koi at the same... More
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