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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

From the spectacular sounds of the Sun Valley Symphony to the story of Idaho’s history at the Idaho State Museum, arts & culture experiences can be found all over the state.

Museums & Exhibits

Visit one of Idaho’s many museums and you’ll find everything from World War II artifacts to mining and geological discoveries, giant potatoes to the very first television.

airplane exhibit Warhawk Air Museum
Get up close and personal with rare fighter planes at the Warhawk Air Museum.

museum display Museum at the Brig at Farragut State Park
Visit the Museum at the Brig at Farragut State Park and discover history from World War II.

Rhodes Skate Park Sign
Welcome to Rhodes Skate Park in downtown Boise.

Museum at the Brig in Farragut State Park
Snap a photo of the sailor monument at the Museum at the Brig in Farragut State Park.


When you’re in the Gem State, you never know when you might find a work of art. You’ll find local masterpieces everywhere from museum walls to the streets and alleys of Idaho.

Music & Performing Arts

Whether you’d rather indulge in an enchanting, elegant evening at Opera Idaho or get lost in the music at Treefort Music Fest, you’re sure to find your rhythm in Idaho.

Fire and Ice Winterfest
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of live entertainment at the Fire and Ice Winterfest.

dj with a crowd along the river
Let the sound of music lead you at the North Fork Championship.

Native American culture at the Nez Perce National Historic Park Visitor Center
Dive into Native American culture at the Nez Perce National Historic Park Visitor Center.

Bayhorse Ghost Town, Near Challis. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism
Get a taste of frontier history and explore Bayhorse Ghost Town.


Spend the day exploring Idaho’s ghost towns like Bayhorse and Bonanza, or follow in the footsteps of the Nez Perce, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on Idaho’s National Historic Trails. There’s no shortage of history and heritage to discover in the Gem State.

Festivals & Events

In Idaho, there’s always a reason to celebrate! Kick off the holiday season with dazzling light displays, get a taste of Basque culture at the Basque Block, or pay homage to the great English playwright at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

sheep herd moving down street
Celebrate all things sheep at the Trailing of the Sheep Festival.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
Watch colorful balloons soar over the city at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic.