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Boise Depot, Boise

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The Boise Union Pacific Depot is a former train station in Boise, Idaho, United States. It was built in 1925 by the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1990 MK-Morrison Knudsen purchased the depot and renovated it to pristine condition. In 1996, the City of Boise took it over and opened it for tours and special events. It is open to the public on Sunday and Monday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.Following the construction of the depot, service by Union Pacific's Portland Rose began with service between Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon. Union Pacific discontinued the Portland Rose (along with all its passenger rail service) on 1 May 1971, the day Amtrak began operating.Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) began service to the station in 1977 with the Pioneer, which originally provided service between Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington, but was eventually extended further east and provided daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle. Originally the next eastbound stop on the Pioneer was in Mountain Home, but that station was dropped as a stop in 1981, so the next eastbound stop was in Shoshone. The next westbound stop was in Nampa.
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  • Eriks gave a great tour, full of fun stories, good information and told in a casual manner that kept everyone's interest. You can tell the Depot is special to Boise and it's a nice way to spend an hou...  more »
  • I was only disappointed for a few seconds when we discovered it closed, but when I turned around the view made it worth it. walk down the path to the garden and look at the magnificent views.  more »
  • Most would not normally think of an old train depot as an especially attractive locale. However, this depot is almost a "can't miss" attraction. There is a very nice small park with an outstanding vie...  more »
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  • I am a train enthusiast so my opinion may be slanted some. The Depot is a historical place. It is a great place to visit and to be for picnics, and can be booked for special events. The view of Boise is awesome, the grounds are landscaped, and a good place for pictures. I enjoy the nostalgia that is preserved in it, and the Big Mike locomotive on display (UP X2295).
  • the views are amazing but you aren't allowed to go in without a pricy reservation
  • Beautiful historic place with lots of shade and gardens and ponds with koi. Gorgeous view of the city and mountains.
  • Very beautiful inside and outside. Interesting place to take a tour.
  • Perfect place to look over the City of Boise as a whole. An when the sun sets it is beautiful to see all the lights come on! Wonderful place to take pictures of the sun setting on Boise, friends or any other thing!