The Boise Depot is an old working train station turned into a historical museum and event center. Situated on the rim at the south end of Capitol Boulevard, the panoramic view from the Depot patio is a stunning glimpse of the city skyline and the foothills. In the evening, the 96-foot bell tower is bathed in floodlights and is seen throughout the city.
It’s a beautiful Spanish-styled building originally built in 1925 and fully renovated in 1993. The old waiting area is 3500 sf and is now a multi-story atrium. You can take an elevator ride to the top of the bell tower for a better view of the downtown Boise.
It also doubles as an event center. The building and Gardens are an excellent wedding venue.
The Train Depot has limited hours so check before going to visit them. If they are closed though, you can still walk the grounds and see the Beautiful Platt Gardens or “Big Mike” the steam Engine.