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My Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Dubbed the City of Trees, Boise is also known for its historic 19th-century prison, the now-legendary blue turf at Bronco Stadium, and its eponymous river. Explore what the city has to offer with our guides, the Miller family.

By Caren Oppenheim

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Downtown Boise
Joel Holland
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It can be challenging raising two boys who have such different interests, yet we find endless opportunities for both of them here. Chase is super-competitive and a huge sports fanatic. He plays soccer and follows football religiously. Boise State University is right here in town, so all three of us go to the basketball and football games. The school's Bronco Stadium is famous for its unique blue playing surface (a team color), nicknamed Smurf Turf!

Ty, on the other hand, loves singing and acting with the Starlight Mountain Theatre, a community group north of here in Garden Valley. The company performs in a gorgeous outdoor arena that sits on 18 acres and the bank of a river. It's not unusual to see wildlife during a show—deer once wandered behind the stage and the actors incorporated them into the play.

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