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Ghastly, Gruesome and Grim: Boise's Most Terrible Tales Driving Tour - (Approximately 10 am to 4 pm) is a true crime and history tour that will live up to its title, taking you to locations where some of the most frightening, shocking and brutal crimes were perpetrated within the vicinity of Boise and Garden City.  A few of these sites and stories are fairly well known, while others have been nearly forgotten as the years passed and more, increasingly sensationalized, news stories drew the gaze of the public elsewhere.  

This is not your basic tour, it's the real deal because, at Idahistory, we're just like you; a little messed up and supremely interested in the darker side of life.  This means we conducted deep dive research, at the archives, to discover the information we supply to you on this tour. That's why no one else will be able to offer what we at Idahistory bring to you with Ghastly, Gruesome, and Grim!

Most importantly, we aim to always represent the victims of each crime in the most respectful way possible. We know the perpetrators of these crimes were found guilty and can discuss them as such. 

Tour Guide: Mark Iverson

On the tour you'll get: 

Free beer from Lost Grove Brewing that we'll keep nice and cold in our motor home's fridge!

A Pizza Lunch at Lost Grove Brewing!

Complimentary bottled water should you need it.

A ride in a badass 1978 GMC Kingsley!

Join Us!!!

PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED

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A Macabre History of Boise Walking Tour

A Macabre History of Boise is a tour focused on the darker side of Boise’s formative years… Mark Iverson will present to you, fans of history, the habitually left out, the cast aside, and the macabre aspects of Boise’s formative years.  

 

Take note! What is true of Boise’s past is equally true of America’s.

  

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS ADULT THEMED and PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED 

LENGTH: APPROXIMATLEY 2 HOURS, OVER 2 MILES OF WALKING. 

A Macabre History of Nampa: A Walking Tour

Nampa's founders wanted their town to be a haven of piety, refusing to sell plots to anyone who was planning on building a saloon or gambling hall, earning Nampa the nickname "New Jerusalem". The default prohibition would not last long though; the town would end up with three saloons before it even had a church. 

​This tour examines the dark side of New Jerusalem, the gunslingers, and ghosts. The side that no one wants to talk about; murders, deadly fires, and prostitution. You will learn a little about how the town developed, and a lot about the terrible things that were happening as the city was growing into the Nampa we know today.

Tour Guide: Jeff Wade

Meet at the fountain at Nampa's Library Square

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS ADULT THEMED and PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED 

LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 HOURS, OVER 1 MILE OF WALKING. 

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Private and Customized Tours

If you'd just rather not join the crowd, Idahistory will provide private tours of our Macabre History of Boise and Nampa Walking Tours. We will also offer other private tours as we add new events to our offerings. Prices are negotiable and contingent of number of participants.  

We will also create a customized tour based on your interests.  If it's in Idaho, you want to know the history of it, and then go see it...we'll get it done and then some! Prices are dependent on the hours of research and writing involved in creating your custom tour as well as on the number of attendees.  

For further information or to schedule a private or customized tour, please email us at info@idahistory.com 

Boise's Most Despicable Deeds - A True Crime Driving Tour

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