Idaho’s historical roots run deep. Engross yourself in a museum such as the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho Black History Museum, Idaho Military Museum or the Idaho State Historical Museum (redesigned facility opening in 2017). Explore old mining towns or walk the steps of Lewis and Clark and Oregon Trail pioneers.

Idaho continues to make history with unique cultural events. In the spring, travelers from across the country congregate in Boise for the annual Treefort Music Festival. The five-day indie rock festival is held downtown, bringing music, theatre, comedy, film and technology together. The same city is transformed into a Basque mecca for Jaialdi. Every five years, Boise hosts more than 20,000 people for this weeklong Basque cultural festival. (The next Jaialdi will be in 2020.) Traditional music, food, drinks and dancing fill the Basque block in the city’s center to celebrate Idaho’s Basque history.

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