What to do and see in Meridian, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 5, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state's fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.
Restaurants in Meridian

1. Boise River Greenbelt

Boise, ID 83706 +1 208-608-7600
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Boise River Greenbelt

Flows through Boise and provides more than 25 miles of scenic paths for biking, hiking and jogging.

Reviewed By IdahoTravelerUSA - Boise, Idaho

You’ll love The Boise Greenebelt. It meanders for miles from the Lucky Peak area to Eagle Idaho. It runs along the Boise River right through the center of Boise. I’ve often seen deer, bald eagles and blue heron while walking the greenbelt. The greenbelt is great for running, sunning and biking. It runs through several city parks and is a must do while in Boise. The most recent addition to the greenbelt is bike rentals. Download the SoBi (social bikes) app and off you go. Keep in mind The Boise River is a powerful river, not a safe place to swim.

2. Warhawk Air Museum

201 Municipal Drive, Nampa, ID 83687-8582 +1 208-465-6446
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Warhawk Air Museum

The mission of the museum is to teach and educate about the cost of freedom and honor those who paid its price.

Reviewed By coonclan - Nampa

This place is neither sincere or genuine as a private not for profit, it profits a great deal from the community & the image it portrays. I suggest a true military museum at Gowen Field or the armament museum at the Old Prison in Boise. See for yourself.

3. Eagle Island State Park

4000 W Hatchery Rd, Eagle, ID 83616-5621 +1 208-939-0696
Excellent
45%
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6%
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4 based on 60 reviews

Eagle Island State Park

Reviewed By rdbhoyt - Meridian, Idaho

Fun summer Sunday for the family. Lots of shade for relaxing and a shallow beachy swim area for the kids. We go here for the waterslide and shaved ice. For about $10 kids get an unlimited slide bracelet. Watch your kids while you sit in the shade and eat shaved ice.

4. The Village at Meridian

3597 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83646-1053 +1 208-501-8207
Excellent
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

The Village at Meridian

Reviewed By Norm E

We were in Boise visiting grandkids. They wanted to go to the Village with the shops and attractions. It was a winter wonderland! The Christmas lights, tress and decorations created a warm and family environment. Seasonal music was playing. Kids were ice skating on a small outdoor arena. Vendors were selling hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls. Stores were varied and well kept. The entire scene was well put together.

5. Kathryn Albertson Park

1001 N Americana Boulevard, Boise, ID 83705
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5 based on 205 reviews

Kathryn Albertson Park

Reviewed By Sowellman - Boise, Idaho

Another great Boise park. The 41-acre park is nestled south of the Boise River across from Ann Morrison Park off Americana Boulevard. The park, meant to attract resident and migratory wildlife, is off-limits to vehicles and bicycles. Dogs are also banned during the waterfowl nesting season from March 1 to June 30. A two-mile aggregate path winds through the park and its shallow ponds.

On a recent visit, nearly a dozen white-tailed deer were calmly munching on grass and other vegetation as they strolled through the park.

6. Wahooz Family Fun Zone

1385 S Blue Marlin Ln, Meridian, ID 83642-8165 +1 208-898-0900
Excellent
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Wahooz Family Fun Zone is open year round, and features exciting attractions for all ages, including two go-cart tracks, two miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, Kiddie Cove soft play area, over 100 arcade games & prize redemption center, and the new 24-lane Pinz Bowling Center. Wahooz is located five miles west of Boise, at I-84, exit 44, Meridian, right next door to Roaring Springs Waterpark. Twice the Fun combo tickets available in summer.

Reviewed By Rhonda P - Meridian, Idaho

Enjoy indoor and outdoor fun including games, outdoor race cars and miniature golf to mention a few.

7. Olive and Vyne

600 S Rivershore Ln, Suite 160, Eagle, ID 83616-4976 +1 208-939-6775
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5 based on 28 reviews

Olive and Vyne

Olive and Vyne offers a wide variety of extra virgin olive oil, infused olive oil and balsamic vinegars, all available to Try Before You Buy. The shop also carries an array of gift baskets, unique companion merchandise and of course, scrumptious olives. Stop by for a unique tasting experience!

Reviewed By huckleberries - Meridian, Idaho

Opening my eyes to the world of flavored and infused oils and balsamic vinegars. The tasting room is so interesting and the staff so helpful in the parings. We always leave with 4-5 oils and same with vinegars. Love the fact there are small bottles...MoreThank you so much for the great review. It always makes us happy when someone shares their experience at Olive and Vyne. We hope you enjoy pairing your goodies at home!

8. Roaring Springs Waterpark

400 W Overland Rd, Meridian, ID 83642-8105 +1 208-884-8842
Excellent
52%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 177 reviews

Roaring Springs Waterpark

Roaring Springs is the Northwest’s largest waterpark and features attractions for every member of the family, including a wave pool, float river, two family raft ride, bowl slide, racing slide, tube slides, kiddie play area, and coming in 2013 a new 6-story speed slide! Roaring Springs also has four restaurants and a gift shop (no outside food or drinks). Roaring Springs is located five miles west of Boise, at I-84, exit 44, Meridian. Roaring Springs is connected to Wahooz Family Fun Zone, featuring go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, laser tag, 100+ game arcade, and the new 24-lane Pinz Bowling Center. Twice the Fun combo tickets to Roaring Springs & Wahooz are available in summer.

Reviewed By Rhonda P - Meridian, Idaho

Indoor and outdoor fun for all ages. Water park is seasonal of course and a very popular spot for families during the summer months

9. Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

777 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-7112 +1 208-345-0304
Excellent
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

Reviewed By RockwallTraveler - Ntexas

This is a very tastefully constructed exhibit of Anne Franks life. Of all places around the US this exhibit in Boise is unique and possibly compensates for the Antisemitism and Anti-Civil Rights culture of Northern Idaho.

10. World Center For Birds of Prey

5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709-7289 +1 208-362-8687
Excellent
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4.5 based on 525 reviews

World Center For Birds of Prey

Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.

Reviewed By Bowmanator22 - Charlotte, North Carolina

I owe many of my great experiences to the TripAdvisor community, and this is another. This is an educational outing for folks of all ages. The raptor shows give an opportunity for a close encounter with these impressive birds. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful, and love to share their enthusiasm for birds of prey. I spent about 1.5 hours, and could have spent more. $10 for an adult is very reasonable, and well worth the price.

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