Garden City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Garden City; our list of the best things to see, including Boise Contemporary Theater, Taco Del Mar and Missouri State Museum.
  • The best place in Garden City: Boise Contemporary Theater

    Boise Contemporary Theater

    Since 1997, Boise Contemporary Theater has been Boise's premiere professional contemporary theater. Located in downtown Boise, BCT creates, produces, and presents vibrant and dynamic professional theater that illuminates enduring themes while exploring contemporary issues and ideas. BCT has had several world premieres, including Last of the Breed by Maria Dahvana Headley (Author of The Year of Yes) and No...You Shutup, a one-woman show starring former Daily Show Correspondent Lauren Weedman.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Taco Del Mar

    Taco Del Mar

    2976 E State St
    Inside each of us is a dream, an aspiration. What we like to call your “Inner Baja.”
  • Missouri State Museum

    201 W
    Capitol Ave., (573) 751-4127. Tours are given for free every hour from 9AM to 4PM The Missouri State Museum is on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol Building and managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.Today, the museum continues to showcase Missouri’s diverse history and resources. The museum houses both temporary and long-term exhibits, such as exhibits for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Idaho State Capitol Building

    Capitol Blvd
    If you are bold, you can ring the bell at the foot of the Capitol steps. The Capitol underwent extensive renovation and in early 2010 reopened amidst much fanfare after being completely closed (including to government officials) for the better part of two years.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Boise Art Museum

    670 Julia Davis Drive
    General Admission $5. A great contemporary art at a very reasonable price. This museum is planned out beautifully and much more than most would expect from a town the size of Boise. Great local pieces as well as other western art.
    Depot Bench eat nearby
  • Coffey's Concrete

    414 E
    Happy Valley St., (270) 773-4040. Concrete products, Boyd's Bears.
    Boise Heights
  • Missouri State Capitol Building

    201 W
    Capitol Ave., (573) 751-2854. Recently the capitol building was rated as being the fifth most beautiful on the outside and first most beautiful on the inside of all 50 United States capitals by USAToday. Completed in 1917, the Capitol covers three acres in downtown Jefferson City. The Capitol tour will provide you with an excellent education on the State of Missouri and the structure that represents its home. Free tours are provided. M-Sa 9AM-4PM; no tours are offered during the lunch hour.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Cottonwood Grille

    913 West River Street
    cottonwoodgrille.com/. An amazing place to eat. With its specialties in American and Caribbean foods, it is one of the most popular places to eat in Boise. Whether you're going on a date or just want a nice night out, you can't go wrong. Reservations recommended.
    Depot Bench
  • The Balcony

    the most well known gay bar in Boise
    The dance floor is big and has two separate raised areas for dancing in the limelight, and the latest remix of the latest Gaga song is sure to play twice. The drinks are of average strength, but keep your eyes open for some drag queens you wouldn't believe were "packing" (and some you would).
    Central Rim
  • Leku Ona

    downtown on 6th
  • Sahara Steak House

    413 E
    Happy Valley St., (270) 773-3450.
    Boise Heights
  • Bittercreek Alehouse

    246 N. 8th
    8th (8th & Idaho downtown Boise), ☎ 208-345-1813. 11AM-late. lunch dinnner. Very busy local independent downtown hangout, rustic northwest food & beer. Focus on local organic products and 30 beers on tap from small batch regional brewers. The above standard "pub grub" fare is also vegetarian friendly.
    Downtown
  • Rockies Diner

    3900 W Overland Rd
    Recently featured on the Travel Channel series "Man vs. Food," Rockies offers a eating challenge with an electric guitar as a prize for the intrepid, and great 50s-themed offerings for everyone else.
    Depot Bench
  • Asiago's

    1002 W
    An intimate setting and very tasty Italian cuisine for a reasonable price. Reservations recommended.
    Southeast Boise
  • The Emerald Club

    one of 3 gay bars in Boise
    The others are The Balcony and The Lucky Dog (415 South 9th Street, 208-342-5446).
    Central Rim
  • Crescent 'No Lawyers' Bar & Grill

    5500 W. Franklin Road
    Franklin Road (Franklin Road west of Orchard Street Boise Bench neighborhood), ☎ 208-322-9856. varies. When the owners of a then-nondescript Boise Bench neighborhood watering hole were sued by a lawyer neighbor over a residential dispute in the 1980s, they turned the experience into some free publicity and a theme for their business. Known citywide for its excellent bar food (as well as for turning lawyer jokes into a veritable cottage industry), today Crescent No Lawyers is one of the city's largest sports bars.
    Central Bench
  • Boise Fry Company

    111 Broadway
    Home grown, cut and made fries, "with a burger on the side." Choose your type of potato, the cut, and size and then fry them to order. Get a Bison burger to go along.
    Downtown
  • Mr. Lucky's

    on Chinden
    Lucky's, on Chinden, is a step above the dive bar. They have live bands on Friday and Saturday nights; sometimes good, sometimes not, but always loud. The drinks are affordable, and if you sit at the bar, the bartenders are usually friendly.
    Central Rim
  • 34th St. Deli

    3405 W Chinden Blvd
  • Basque Museum and Cultural Center

    611 Grove Street
    The Boise area is home to one of the largest concentrations of Basque populations in the world outside the Basque Country itself. The museum, located in a part of downtown known as the "Basque Block," is a great place to visit whether or not you are of the Basque descent. Chocked full of enriched heritage and even a bar to hang out at. A must see if you are in the Boise area. And if Phil is at the bar, ask for his drink.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Shari's

    8121 W Chinden Blvd
  • Sonic Drive-in

    6701 North Glenwood Street
    Stop into one of our 3,500 locations & enjoy our entire menu, made-to-order, all day long! Sign up for the Sonic Cruisers Club & receive exclusive perks.
  • Sakura

    intersection of Chinden Blvd
    and Eagle Road. They have the best sushi in Boise.
    West Valley
  • Mai Thai

    750 W
    Idaho St., Phone: 344-8424. A great selection of Thai cuisine. The lunch bento specials are a nice sampling of various dishes. Dinner runs on the pricier side.
    East End
  • Big Juds

    1289 Protest Rd
    , Phone: 208-343-4439. Not to be outdone and with a national reputation in its own right, Big Juds offers quite possibly the biggest hamburgers in the state. They have one-pound burgers, and yeah, they do doubles. Although the burgers are big, the dining area at Big Juds is extremely small with a grand total of 10 tables and a capacity of maybe 25. There's no drive through either. If you go during peak meal times, expect to wait to get in.
    Depot Bench
  • Cazba

    211 North Eighth Street
    A local favorite. Cazba serves European, Middle Eastern & African foods and is known for very good service. Amazing place to eat that is highly recommended.
    Downtown
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