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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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Great Atmosphere

Quaint restaurant in the basque area. The atmosphere was peaceful and the food delicious. I've... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark C
Rexburg, Idaho
Try the Pallela if you are there in time.

The Basque Market has Palella at noon 2 days a week, if you are 15 minutes late you will miss it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cathy M
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Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
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611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
+1 208-343-2671
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint restaurant in the basque area. The atmosphere was peaceful and the food delicious. I've only eaten breakfast here and the eggs benedict are my favorite.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basque Market has Palella at noon 2 days a week, if you are 15 minutes late you will miss it. It is a great treat and they cook it on a huge pan right outside the store. The history of the community and the...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I knew that the Basque people had long been part of the agricultural past of Idaho but was surprised to find how much past and present members of the ethnic group had contributed to our lives. Presently there is an interesting exhibit of 3D photographs...More

1  Thank tortrefarm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the museum on a Saturday. We immediately joined a tour group and went to a house next to the museum where we saw where and how people of the period lived. We learned about the history of the Basque...More

1  Thank copticfox35
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a small museum, but a very interesting one. I had previously only vaguely known who the Basques were, and had no idea they were so influential in Idaho's history. The people who work here are great, and clearly very invested in people learning...More

Thank KL W
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Although this is a small museum, they do a very good job of presenting the history of the Basque immigrants in the area. Excellent info on the sheep herding life and on the participation of their descendants in the military conflicts of the U.S. the...More

Thank Fran4747
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time touring the museum and boarding house. I learned so much about their rich history and some of the reasons for their immigration to the US. It wasn’t an easy life for these young men and women. Often lonely too. The tour...More

Thank Texas_Traveller_H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The small museum has some great pictures of the "old country" and life in earlier US times. About half of the museum is devoted to WWII, Korean and Vietnamese wars and the contributions of the Basque. Considering they have not participated in the general Spanish...More

Thank Rowerbabe
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The people at this museum were very willing to show you around and answer questions. The first portion shows what life was like for the early Basque immigrants to this country complete with realistic wagon and photos. Another section showed the contribution Basque soldiers made...More

Thank Kkoleary
Reviewed 24 June 2018

There were some interesting points but much of the museum was dedicated to the wartime support of the U.S. and WWII. Didn't cost much but I didn't learn much about the culture, language or history.

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