Boise is the capital of Idaho. The Boise River Green Belt is a series of trails and parks dotted with trees that hug the water's edge. In an art deco building, the downtown Boise Museum of Art has contemporary works and an outdoor sculpture garden. The magnificent sandstone Idaho State Capitol Building is nearby.
Old Idaho Penitentiary contains 19th century cells and pitchforks, as well as historic military weaponry. Boise is located at an altitude of 2,812 feet above sea level. Located in Ada County, Boise is the capital of the state of Idaho, as well as its most populous city. The city of Boise is located in Treasure Valley, which is part of the largest Snake River Valley in southern Idaho.
Boise is also home to the Albertson's Boise Open, a PGA sponsored golf tournament held in September each year. Boise, Les Bois or “The Trees”, was named by French hunters in the 19th century when they arrived in the Boise River Valley. Boise, the capital of Idaho and its largest city with a population of more than 200,000, is located at the base of a mountain range on the Boise River. Despite its elevation, Boise enjoys a semi-arid climate and, in fact, receives very little snow every year, according to Real Idaho.