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Boise Depot, Boise

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4.4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Boise Train Station is open just a few days a week for tours only. Check their web site for days and times. You can visit Big Mike the train and the grounds anytime. Worth a visit even when the ma...  read more »
  • Took part in the St. Luke's Hospital Fun run fundraiser, what a great time we had with 1,000s of others, on a gorgeous, sparkling clean, brilliant blue sky Sat. 
  • The volunteers are very helpful. The building is beautiful and the history is interesting. At certain times you can go up into the tower and have a great view of the city. 
  • Great place for Boise history and really just to see the sights around Boise Idaho. Great park for family visits and views across the valley. Learn some history and take in the beauty of Idaho.
  • I wish I could personally express my appreciation to the men and women who made this depot a centerpiece of Boise. The beautiful, park-like landscaping truly frames the depot. Boise will grow around the depot and make it seem small over time, but the depot will forever be a cherished landmark of Boise.
  • It was, unfortunately, closed when we visited but it was a very interesting looking building and had a fantastic view of the city.
  • Come when they are offering a free public tour. It is well worth it.
  • Great area for pictures and site seeing! Rich Idaho history and is fun for the whole family!
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