Idaho Capitol Building, Boise

Idaho Capitol Building, Boise (must see)

The Idaho State Capitol in Boise is the seat of the Idaho state government. Its construction started in 1905, 15 years after Idaho became a state, and lasted another 15 years until 1920, totaling in cost slightly over $2 million. The project was run by two architects, John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, and featured Classical design. In 1998, a decision was taken to restore the building, which by that time started to fade. The renovation project took years to generate funding, and was completed in 2010. Attractions inside the Statehouse include a gilded equestrian statue of George Washington and information about the trees planted by Presidents Benjamin Harrison, Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft around the building prior to the grounds being cleared for underground construction. The latter – underground tunnels – link the Capitol to the Supreme Court and other government buildings nearby. They are used by government officials on a daily basis and are not open to the public. If needed, they can even serve as bomb shelters. A large bell right in front of the Capitol is a scale replica of the Liberty Bell and can be rung by passers-by at will.
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Sight Name: Idaho Capitol Building
Sight Location: Boise, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Boise, Idaho

Create Your Own Walk in Boise

Create Your Own Walk in Boise

Creating your own self-guided walk in Boise is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Galleries Walk in Boise

Galleries Walk in Boise

The people of Boise are endowed with an aesthetic taste and a conception of beauty that are reflected in the art galleries, where local and regional artists present their works and contribute to the cultural development of the city. This tour will guide you to the most interesting galleries, where you can taste a bit of Boise's heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Boise Downtown Introduction Walk

Boise Downtown Introduction Walk

The bustling Boise Downtown has theaters, music venues, and a diverse dining and nightlife scene, ranging from seafood spots and steakhouses to nightclubs and whiskey bars. Along the Boise River, expansive Julia Davis Park is home to Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, and the Idaho State Museum. Other landmarks include the restored State Capitol Building and the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Religious Tour of Boise

Religious Tour of Boise

Religious institutions in Boise cater to every community's faith and belief, thus offering a place for their services and worshiping. This tour will guide you through the discovery of the most interesting religious spots, both of architectural and spiritual value.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles