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Want to see the city from the Boise Depot tower? Here’s your chance

A post card from the early days of the Boise Depot when train travel was popular and crowds swarmed the depot. The historic spot is again open for one of the city’s popular free tours on Aug. 7. Reserve your spot now.
A post card from the early days of the Boise Depot when train travel was popular and crowds swarmed the depot. The historic spot is again open for one of the city’s popular free tours on Aug. 7. Reserve your spot now. From the collection of Mark Baltes

Historic train expert Eriks Garsvo will lead guided tours of the Boise Depot at noon and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7.

Garsvo’s tour will cover the Depot’s history and the evolution of rail service to Boise: the rail’s arrival, the depot’s construction in the 1920s, the many years when travelers rode trains through the Treasure Valley on their way to destinations across the U.S. Attendees will see the building inside and out and learn about the 1990s restoration that returned the Depot to its original splendor. The tour will finish with a trip to the bell tower.

Operated by Boise Parks & Recreation, the Boise Depot is at 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. The depot is open for free public drop-in from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Mondays.

Space is limited for Garsvo’s tour. Register online to hold your spot at this Eventbrite page.

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