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Old Idaho Penitentiary

Historical Site
Open on Sun,12:00am-4:15pm;Open on Sat,12:00am-8:00pm
Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712
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    • LKvinn
      LKvinn
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      Interesting

      Had some spare time while in Boise. The tour of the Old Penitentiary looked interesting....was not disappointed. The ladies at the front desk were very nice and helpful. I especially loved the cell...

      Reviewed on /Date(1612758712000+0800)/
    • T1671DIpeterf
      T1671DIpeterf
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      Sobering

      Chillingly sobering. Can imagine the anguish and suffering of those incarcerated there. The drop room was fascinating; why did we stop hanging people?

      Reviewed on /Date(1607941635000+0800)/
    • ktbeenthere2015
      ktbeenthere2015
      New York City, New York
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      Cool visit, thankfully only a visit

      I had recently visited the former penitentiary in Philadelphia, and I was pleasantly impressed that Boise’s penitentiary was not a carbon copy experience; they complemented each other. Standing in th...

      Reviewed on /Date(1605183117000+0800)/
    • 15barbb
      15barbb
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      Very Interesting Tour

      Due to Covid there weren't guides available but the self guided tour was still very informative. Well preserved history of Idaho's penal system and worth the visit!

      Reviewed on /Date(1604979926000+0800)/
    • TravellingMan333
      TravellingMan333
      New York
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      Historic and fascinating

      If you were locked up here, you would never break the law again and return. It was a hard life, as prisons should be. This prison was certainly a deterrent and motivation to lead a clean life.maybe ...

      Reviewed on /Date(1604031777000+0800)/

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