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Field Trip Planning

For your CHEER field trip planning convenience, please complete this Field Trip Worksheet. Field trip ideas include (but are not limited to) the following:

ANIMAL SERVICES:

  • Sheep Shearing
    • The Berry Ranch (466-3860)--Labor Day Festival
    • The Sheep Shed (former homeschoolers Contact Duane & Cleo Gallinger at 466-4365)
      They offer educational tours and sheep shearing demonstrations for the month of APRIL ONLY!!!
      76 North Robinson Road, Nampa
  • Bee keeper
  • Idaho Humane Society (475-0855)
    4775 Dorman St., Boise. www.idahohumanesociety.org

AQUARIUM:

  • Idaho Aquarium (375-1932)
    64 North Cole Rd., Boise
  • Pioneer Title (377-2700)
    Call for current exhibits, fish tanks, etc., at their two Boise locations.

CEMETERIES (HISTORICAL):

  • Morris Hill
    317 N. Latah, Boise. Open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset
  • Pioneer
    460 E. Warm Springs Ave, Boise. Open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset

FARMS:

  • The Berry Ranch (466-3860) - pick your own, retail store, fall pumpkin fields.
    7998 Hwy 20/26, Nampa.
  • Linder Farms (371-0222) - fall pumpkin patch tours.
    7165 S. Linder Rd, Meridian.
  • Merrill's Egg Farm (365-7216) - eggs being prepared for stores (short tour, but good)
    3610 Star Lane, Emmett
  • Natural Farm Fresh
    5459 Deer Flat Road, Nampa.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS:

  • Bank of America, Key Bank, U.S. Bank, etc. Contact branch manager.

FOOD PROCESSING CENTERS:

  • Meadow Gold Dairy (343-3671, ask for Quality Assurance Manager)
    1301 W. Bannock, Boise
  • Power Bar Manufacturing Plant (336-1500)
    7031 Eisenman Road, Boise
  • Simplot Food Group Potato Processing Plant (459-0071) - Located west of Caldwell
    Potato processing lines for McDonald's French fries, laboratories, testing kitchen for potato comparisons.
  • Sysco Food Service (345-9500)
    5710 Pan Am Avenue, Boise

FOOD SERVICES:

  • Most Albertson's and Fred Meyers will do tours. Call or go see individual store manager.
  • Alpicella Bakery (387-0020)
    939 Boeing St., Boise
  • Bagel Factory
  • Chick-fil-A (Contact: ChickfilAMeridian@gmail.com)
    2012 N. Eagle Road, Meridian
  • Costco (321-8703, ask for Assistant Food Manager)
    2051 S. Cole Road, Boise
  • Idaho Candy Company (342-5505)
    412 S. 8th Street, Boise
  • Idaho Foodbank (336-9643)
    3562 S. TK Ave., Boise.
  • Krispy Kreme (846-8500) manufactures donuts
    Can watch/eat donuts from processing line. Small store cannot accommodate large groups.
    1524 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. Nearest crossroads are Eagle Rd. and Fairview Ave.
  • Pastry Perfection (367-3700)
    5855 N. Glenwood, Garden City
  • Pizzaria - watch pizza being made, make and eat pizza
    Pizza Hut, Old Chicago, Idaho Pizza Company, Papa Murphy's, etc.
    Flying Pie Pizzaria - Phone or go see the manager to arrange a tour. Ensure store has enough room to safely fit a good-sized group. Ask about hair covering requirements.
  • Sub Zero Ice-cream & Yogurt (906-8813)
    1575 N. Milwaukee, Boise

HISTORICAL EXHIBITIONS:

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS AND SITES:

LIBRARIES:

MANUFACTURING:

  • Camille Beckman (Paul, 386-9196) - manufactures lotions and personal care items. Tours mornings, Monday – Thursday
    175 S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Sawmill

MEDICAL:

  • American Red Cross of Greater Idaho (342-4500)
    5380 W. Franklin Road, Boise
  • Eye Doctor
  • Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital (489-4702)
    600 North Robbins Road, Boise
  • St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (376-2135)
    1055 North Curtis Road, Boise
  • St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (381-2222)
    190 East Bannock, Boise

MINISTRIES/COMMUNITY OUT-REACH:

MUSEUMS:

NURSERY/BOTANICAL GARDENS:

ORCHARDS:

  • Robison Fruit Ranch (459-7987)
    15591 Sunnyslope Road, Caldwell
  • Symms Fruit Ranch (459-4821)
    14068 Sunnyslope Road, Caldwell
  • Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard (365-6160)
    Southernmost end of S. Johns Ave., Emmett
  • Williamson Orchards & Vineyards (459-7333)
    19692 Williamson Lane, Caldwell

PARKS (LOCAL, STATE, & NATIONAL):

  • Boise Depot (384-4228 Boise Parks and Recreation runs it.)
    Usually only open by appointment only on Sundays & Mondays.
  • Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park (208-366-7919)
    27608 Sand Dunes Road. Located 18 miles southwest of Mountain Home, Idaho
    Tallest sand dunes in North America, wildlife hiking trails, marsh habitat, astronomical observatory, fishing, camping, hiking, etc.
  • Celebration Park (495-2745)
    Can get hot--best to do in early fall or late spring
  • Craters of the Moon (208-527-3257) - 13751 Upper Embankment, Nampa
    Located in south-central Idaho near Arco. Allow all day. Three hour one-way drive from Boise. Take all your supplies with you (food, water, etc)--no convenience stores.
  • Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (467-9278)
    Environmental education facility, bird watching tour guide, auto tour guide
  • Lucky Peak Dam/Diversion Dam
  • Shoshone Falls - Park is operated by the City of Twin Falls
    This waterfall is actually taller than Niagara Falls. Water runs full speed for only a few weeks in April or May, usually announced on T.V. This park features several walking trails as well. Not all areas are safe for extremely young children.

PLANETARIUMS:

  • Bruneau Sand Dunes - Observatory operated by Boise Astronomical society.
  • Capital High School (direct line unknown, info line for school 854-4490)
  • College of Idaho (formerly Albertson College) (459-5211)

PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Boise Airport
  • Boise Watershed Environment Education Center (433-5607)
    11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise
  • Courtroom (Traffic court or minor crimes)
  • Fire Services:
    • Boise Fire Stations
      Usually able to stop by and personally talk with the firefighters.
    • The Fire Safe House, Boise (Captain Roy Boehm, 570-6500). Mobile unit for realistic training for fire evacuation.
    • The Fire Safe House, Nampa (Melissa Close, 468-5770. Realistic training for fire evacuation.
      300 W. Railroad St., Nampa
    • Nampa Fire Stations
      Usually able to stop by and personally talk with the firefighters.
    • National Interagency Fire Center (387-5512, tours)
      Warehouse for the smoke jumper. Located near the Boise airport
  • Idaho Power (388-2200)
    1221 W. Idaho St., Boise.
  • Idaho State Capitol Building (332-1012) - Self guided tours as well as tours of groups larger than 5.
    700 West Jefferson Street, Boise.
  • Main Post Office on South Cole Road, Boise (1-800-275-8777 info line)
  • Police Services:

    • Tour of jail, McGruff the Crime Dog, etc.
    • Sheriff's Department (577-3000 info)--to show/explain K-9 dogs, bloodhounds, or police horses.
  • United Water (362-7336)
    8248 W. Victory Road, Boise (Mailing: P.O. Box 7488, Boise 83707)

PUBLISHING:

  • Idaho Press Tribune (467-9251) - Prints various newspapers for valley.
    1618 N. Midland Blvd., Nampa
  • Pacific Press Publishing (465-2500) - How a book is made
    1350 N. Kings Road, Nampa

RADIO STATIONS:

  • KTSY-89.5 FM - Christian pop music (459-KTSY)
    16115 Montana Avenue, Caldwell

RECREATION CENTRES:

  • 20th Century Lanes (342-8695) - Collister Shopping Center
    4712 W. State St, Boise
  • Idaho IceWorld/ (608-7716)
    7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise.
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater (429-9908)
    5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise.
  • Meridian Bowling Lanes (888-2048)
    324 S. Meridian, Meridian
  • Quest Arena (383-0080) - Tour of facility, how ice floor is laid/painted for hockey, Zamboni
  • Westy's Garden Lanes (376-6555)
    5504 W. Alworth, Garden City

STORES:

  • Cabela's (672-7900). Sporting goods, retail marketing techniques, stuffed/mounted animal display
    109 W. Franklin Road, Boise
  • Florist
  • Music store (instrumental)
  • PetSmart (377-9748, ask for manager) - tour store, pet hotel, animal grooming
    Located at corner of W. Franklin Road and Milwaukee by Boise Town Square Mall

TELEVISION STATIONS:

  • Idaho Public Television - local PBS channel 4 (373-7220)
    1455 N. Orchard, Boise
  • KIVI - local ABC channel 6 (336-0500)
    1866 E. Chisholm Drive, Nampa
  • KTRV - local Fox channel 12 (466-1200)
    1 6th Street No., Nampa
  • KTVB - local NBC channel 7 (375-7277)
    5407 Fairview Avenue, Boise

TOURISM:

  • Boise Tour Train (433-0849) - historical tram/trolley tour of Old Boise and other historical areas
    Pickup at its "station" in Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise

WILDLIFE:

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