Idaho’s historical roots run deep. Engross yourself in a museum such as the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho Black History Museum, Warhawk Air Museum, Nez Perce National Historical Park or the recently reopened and redesigned Idaho State Museum. 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 week-long 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. Local celebrations, like the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Lumberjack Days, Fall for Wallace and the Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival help tell Idaho’s rich cultural story.