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Old Idaho Penitentiary

. Description:  Hand-cut stone walls of prison used 1870-1973, four cellblocks open, walking tour
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How to find: 
2445 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712

Owner/Operator
Idaho State Historical Society
Contacts
Phone 208 334-2844
URL
http://idahohistory.net/oldpen.html
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 Mem Day - Lab Day 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5
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As of APR 2007  6-12 $3    $5  $4  call for 10+
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Tour of state prison operated from 1870 to 1973.  Four cellblocks are open, solitary confinement area.  Art, exhibit on prison tattoos, walking tour and slide show.
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Buildings:  Stone prison, cellblocks
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Bishop's House

 

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Idaho Black History Museum    
Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology    
Discovery Center of Idaho      
Idaho Military History Museum      

Cultural

 
Basque Museum & Cultural Center      
Boise Art Museum      
       
       
       
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World Center for Birds of Prey .
Idaho Botanical Garden
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Nearby Places to Stay:

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Camping/RV  
Boise National Forest 1249 South Vinnell Way, Suite 200
Boise ID  83709
208 373-4100
     

Bed & Breakfast

 
Anniversary Inn 1575 South Lusk Place
Boise ID 83706
208 387-4900
Idaho Heritage Inn 109 West Idaho Street
Boise ID 83702
208 342-8066
Inn at Shadow Valley 13340 Horseshoe Bend Road
Boise ID 83703
208 939-0585
J J Shaw House B&B 1411 West Franklin Street
Boise ID 83702
208 344-8899
Las Tejanas Highway 75
Boise ID 83702
208 376-6077
Maples B&B 10600 Star Highway 44
Star ID 83669
208 286-7419
Robie Creek B&B 2719 North  24th Street
Boise ID 83702
208 345-5096
Robin's Nest B&B 2389 West Boise Avenue
Boise ID 83706
208 336-9551
Victoria's White House B&B 722 North 8th Street #1
Boise ID 83702
208 362-0507
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Boise River Inn 1140 Colorado Lane
Boise ID 83706
208 344-9988
Cavanaugh's Park Center Suites 424 East Parkcenter Blvd
Boise ID 83706
208 342-1044
Club Hotel by Doubletree 475 West Parkcenter Blvd
Boise ID 83706
208 345-2002
Courtyard by Marriott 222 Broadway Avenue
Boise ID 83702
208 331-2700
Travelers Motel 620 Fairview Avenue
Boise ID 83706
208 376-3691
Baymont Inns 405 South  8th Street
Boise ID 83702
208 433-0123
Grandview Motel 1315 Federal Way
Boise ID 83705
208 342-8676
Sands Motel 1111 West State Street
Boise ID 83702
208 343-2533
Statehouse Inn 981 Grove Street
Boise ID 83702
208 342-4622
University Inn 2360 University Drive
Boise ID 83706
208 345-7170
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