1025 South Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho, 83706, United States | Hotel
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Day 152: Court last week, Prison today

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber


... while Amber watched and tried to stay warm. She looked a little miserable and hungry so we headed back down and ate our sandwiches in the car.

At the bottom of the trail was our other stop, The Old Idaho State Penitentiary. The penitentiary was opened in 1872 and remained open until 1973. It has a long history of housing the area's worst criminals, along with several riots and many escape attempts. The first building we saw was called Siberia. It ...

Chillin' with the kids

A travel blog entry by michael_darlene


... to Colorado indicated we had to be in Park City, UT on Monday, Sept. 9, which is about six hours of driving from Boise, ID. We wanted to visit with our good friends Kent and Karen Howard who live in Park City. Fortunately the speed limit in Utah is 75 MPH, and we took advantage of that.

I planned on driving slower than Larry, so Darlene and I started from Boise about 9:00 a.m. while Larry located ...

On The Road Again

A travel blog entry by badbren


We're off again!!! This time we are heading toward Boise to visit my brother and his family. We left Billings this morning and it was a whopping 20 degrees!! It has been snowing off and on all week, very pretty but very cold and windy! Looks like we are headed for warner weather in Boise, thank goodness!! We've had a wonderful time in Billings! Visiting with my parents ...

Back to Boise

A travel blog entry by vagrant_reality


... that someone he had stabbed had died from the injury…which means I was basically hanging out with a murderer who had just been released from prison and was heading to the halfway house.

In terms of freaks, this journey was full of the enormous. First I saw the biggest woman I’d ever seen. She was an African American woman who was about 7ft tall, she had thighs the size of large turkeys (she was wearing tights) ...

Just Visiting

A travel blog entry by burtonll


... it was a shoe factory. Remodeled in 1928, the first cell house with indoor plumbing.” I re-adjusted my thought. Pleasant, if you are just visiting.

Down some steps and on around the Yard, I’m looking for Siberia. Siberia. The Worst. Stuck back in the corner of the Yard, a windowless white-plastered box; one door. I hesitated just outside. I know that it’s been empty almost 40 years, but what ghosts remain? I barely ...


This hotel, located on 1025 South Capitol Blvd., Boise, is near Idaho Historical Museum, Ridge to River Trail System, Idaho State Capitol, and Boise Art Museum.
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