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Payette River Heartland Tour

Day 1

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM [6:00 hour(s)] Arrive in Boise

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Welcome Dinner at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Basque Museum and Cultural Center

Address: 611 Grove St.
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: 607 & 611 Grove St. in Downtown Boise
Phone: (208) 343-2671
Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat., 11am-3pm; Closed Sun.-Mon. & holidays. Call ahead to schedule group tours.
Fees: Donations are greatly appreciated. Call ahead to schedule group tours.
More Basques reside in Boise than any other city in the U. S. - learn about their history and culture with exhibits, archives, a library and a gift shop.

8:00 PM - 7:00 AM [11:00 hour(s)] Overnight in Boise

Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Julia Davis Park

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Boise Tour Train

Address: 602 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: Off Capitol Blvd, near the Boise Art Museum, in Julia Davis Park across the street from the Rose Garden
Phone: (208) 342-4796
Hours: Jun.-Sept. daily; May & Oct. Sat.-Sun., 1pm, 2:30pm
Fees: Adults,$9, Seniors, $8.50; Children 3-12, $6; 2 and under free (on lap)
Explore Idaho's capital city and learn about its history by boarding this open passenger car train pulled by a replica of an 1890 puff-belly engine, which takes visitors though historic districts and shopping areas.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site

Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712
Directions: Broadway exit to Warm Springs Avenue, east to N. Penitentiary Road Phone: (208) 368-6080
Hours: Summer: 10am-5pm incl. holidays; Winter: 12pm-5pm daily, closed state holidays. Last admission at 4:30.
Fees: Adults, $5; Seniors, $4; Children 6-12, $3 Built by prisoners in 1890, this fascinating site offers an informative prison tour with cells, the gallows and rose gardens.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Idaho State Historical Museum

Address: 610 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702
Directions: Capitol Blvd. at Julia Davis Park Phone: (208) 334-2120
Hours: May through September: Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm Closed Mondays -- Oct through April: Tues - Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am - 5pm, Closed Sun and Mon
Fees: Adults, $2, Children 6-18, $1, Children under 6 free
Explore Idaho history with the changing exhibits throughout the year at this museum in Julia Davis Park.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey

Address: 5668 W. Flying Hawk Ln.
Boise, ID 83709
Directions: Exit 50 off I-84 to S. Cole Road, 6 mi. S. to Flying Hawk Lane Phone: (208) 362-8687
Hours: Mar.-Oct., 9am-5pm; Nov.-Feb., 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays in the winter and major holidays.
Fees: Adults, $5; Seniors, $4; Children 4-16, $3
Innovative exhibits and intimate encounters with live birds of prey such as hawks, owls and falcons.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Nampa

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Warhawk Air Museum

Address: 201 Municipal
Nampa, ID 83687
Directions:I-84 - Exit Garrity Blvd. - Travel SW for approx. 1 mile. - Turn South on 39th Street - Travel to stop sign and cross Airport Rd. - Turn right into parking lot. Phone: (208) 465-6446
Hours: Apr. 12- Oct. 15: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm, Sun., 11am-4pm Oct. 15-Apr. 1: Tues.- Fri., 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-5 pm
Fees: Adults, $8; Seniors, $6; Children 5-12yrs, $4
Preserving American World War II aviation history, Warhawk’s planes were used in the film “Pearl Harbor”.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Marsing

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner at Ste. Chapelle Winery

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Ste. Chapelle Winery

Address: 19348 Lowell Rd.
Caldwell, ID 83605
Directions: Interstate 84, exit 35, N. at stoplight, left on Karcher Rd. 13 mi. to 19348 Lowell Road Phone: (208) 453-7843
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sundays Noon-5 PM
Fees: Free
Experience the airy feel of Paris’ La Sainte Chapelle in this winery’s high, bright cathedral windows, vaulted ceilings, and a stained glass window of grapevines.

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Caldwell

7:30 PM - 7:00 AM [11:30 hour(s)] Overnight in Caldwell

Day 3

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Ontario

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Four Rivers Cultural Center

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM [0:45 hour(s)] Travel to Weiser

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM [0:30 hour(s)] National Old Time Fiddlers' Hall of Fame

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM [1:15 hour(s)] Travel to New Meadows

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Lunch at Sagebrush BBQ

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to McCall

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM [2:30 hour(s)] Free time in the McCall Area

Phone: (208) 866-6085
Fees: Free
Formerly a timber town, McCall is a popular ski and summer resort just 100 miles north of Boise.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM [0:30 hour(s)] Travel to Cascade

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Free time in Cascade

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Dinner

7:00 PM - 12:00 PM [-7:00 hour(s)] Ashley Inn

Address: 500 N. Main St.
Cascade, ID 83611
Directions: N. from Boise on Hwy. 55, 75 mi. to Cascade, E. side at N. end of Cascade on Main St. (Hwy. 55).
Phone: (208) 382-5621

Day 4

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Banks

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM [4:00 hour(s)] Raft the Main Payette River

Address: Box 696
Cascade, ID 83611
Directions: From Boise, drive 61 miles north to Smiths Ferry. Continue about 10 miles further, turning left on Clear Creek Road and drive about two miles to put-in Phone: (208) 382-7400
Hours: Daylight
Fees:
Free Class III rapids and the three forks of the Payette River make possible a long season of rafting and kayaking just north of Boise.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM [1:00 hour(s)] Travel to Boise

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM [3:00 hour(s)] Free time in downtown Boise

Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau Address: 312 S. 9th St., Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 344-7777
Originally a respite along the Oregon Trail, then a trading post for miners, Boise is Idaho's capital and largest city. It serves as corporate headquarters for Albertson's, Boise Cascade and Micron Technology.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM [1:30 hour(s)] Final Dinner

7:30 PM - 7:00 am [11:30 hour(s)] Overnight in Boise

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