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Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Boise

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  • It is always free to visit the museum and the Cyrus Jacobs uberuaga house on the 1st Thursday of each month. We were there and it was really amazing to explore the cultural museum and learn more... 
    It is always free to visit the museum and the Cyrus Jacobs uberuaga house on the 1st Thursday of each month. We were there and it was really amazing to explore the cultural museum and learn more...  more »
  • This museum is the perfect size for a quick educational tour of Boise and its Basque immigrants. Entry fee is $5 and that includes the boarding house next door, which is worth a visit. It took me... 
    This museum is the perfect size for a quick educational tour of Boise and its Basque immigrants. Entry fee is $5 and that includes the boarding house next door, which is worth a visit. It took me...  more »
  • I didn’t know much about the basque culture before visiting Boise but the museum and the boarding house next-door provided an excellent introduction. Need about an hour to an hour and a half to look....  more
    I didn’t know much about the basque culture before visiting Boise but the museum and the boarding house next-door provided an excellent introduction. Need about an hour to an hour and a half to look....  more »
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  • This facility consists of a relatively small but extremely informative museum about the Basque in western America and a house next door that represents how the Basque lived in America 200 years ago. These physical presentations of Basque life in America are great but what's even better was the interaction and history lessons from the lady at the the admission desk and Donny at the Basque house. Both provided fascinating insights about the Basque I'd never heard. This is an incredible place, well worth a visit.
  • It is always free to visit the museum and the Cyrus Jacobs uberuaga house on the 1st Thursday of each month. We were there and it was really amazing to explore the cultural museum and learn more about the basque culture. Very friendly staff. Cozy atmosphere inside. A lot of information about basque immigrants; how they come, where they first lived, what do they do... then you can check the guesthouse that was meant to receive newly comers from the basque country. Very beautiful Jacobs family belongings such as the oven, kitchen utensils, clothes, water well, old suitcases, shoes, hats, piano, accordion, guitar and many other items. It was a great experience! It is highly recommended!!!
  • Informative and engaging, great immersion and fun activities for kids and teens alike, the space is friendly and easy to make your way through, staff is knowledgeable and personable. the gift shop also has some fascinating items and is interesting to look through in its own right
  • $5 admission fee includes a visit to the old 1800s Basque boarding house that was fully restored. Loved it!
  • Stopped here on a spontaneous drive thru Boise. It is such a fascinating museum, and was the highlight of my trip. I've been on a journey of reconnecting with my basque heratige since losing contact w my dad as a kid, so it was a really wonderful and emotional experience for me. The whole block is great, and had some great drinks across the street at the market afterwards. Shout out to everyone there, especially Sandy, who was awesome to talk to! Wish we had had more time to stay in the area!

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