Introduction to Garden City, Idaho
Garden City, Idaho, in Ada county, is located 2 miles NW of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 343 miles E of Portland, Oregon. The city is in the Boise City area. There are approximately 10,624 residents in Garden City.
Garden City History
Garden City was named after the gardens that were raised by the Chinese immigrants who resided in the area. The main street of the city is known as Chinden Boulevard, which separately means China and Garden. The city is in the Ada County, which was established in 1864 and was named in honor of Ada Riggs, the daughter of a co founder of Boise called H.C. Riggs.
Garden City and nearby Attractions
- Western Idaho Fairgrounds
- Northgate Shopping Center
- Ellis Amusements Entertainment
- Discovery Center of Idaho
- Boise Art Museum
Things To Do In Garden City
Tourists can visit the Eagle Island State Park which offers a place for a family picnic. The state park also offers facilities for swimming. Another popular visit in Garden City is the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. Tourists can visit the Ellis Amusements Entertainment with the family if looking for a thrilling experience. It is worth taking a look around Discovery Center of Idaho and Boise Art Museum due to their historical significance as well. While in Garden City, shopping can be enjoyed at the Northgate Shopping Center.
Garden City Transportation
Air transportation is available from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field Airport.
Garden City Higher Education
There are several higher education institutes that can be attended in the city such as the Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and the Lewis - Clark State College.