Kuna is one of the fastest growing areas of the Gem State. it almost tripled in population between 2000 and 2010 - 2020 figures are not available yet. Indian Creek is a small seasonal creek which runs through the city. Much of the area is farmland. The name "Kuna" came from the railroad station which replaced the first stage coach station, "Fifteen Mile Station," named such because it was 15 miles southwest of Boise.
The town was originally founded as a railroad stop with a coach ride to/from Boise. But, times changed and the town slowly withered away as other routes were used to bring necessary items to the Boise area. Eventually, the town site was built in 1905 with a post office being reactivated that same year. By 1907, homesteaders were coming to the area, establishing orchards. In 1908, the first school was built. 14 students attended the school which was set in a tent. Irrigation came to the area in 1909 and more settlers soon followed.
The Lavender Merchant is a fun place to go pick your own lavender and browse through their gift shop. Please call for
u-pick dates (208-249-6483). They have had an annual Lavender Festival for years but it's unknown if it will be held due to Covid 19.
At Vogel Farms Country Market, you can purchase dairy items, eggs, produce, bedding plants (in spring), and a selection of locally made products. Their cattle, pigs, and poultry are all non-GMO fed, USDA inspected, and pprocessed/packed locally. Purchase meat by the cut or through their subscription service. They offer freshly baked pies, scones and have events such as "Teas" and "Farm to Table" dinners.
One of Idaho's top golf courses, Falcon Crest, is located in Kuna. It offers 27 holes plus a nine hole executive course.
Dedication Point is about 17 miles from Kuna and offers many outdoor activities ranging from sighting hawks and eagles to hiking to viewing the Snake River. It's quite hot in summer and prepare for the cold in winter when you'll see beautiful ice crystals.
Cowgirls Kuna is one of the Treasure Valley's best country concert venues in addition to being the place to enjoy boot stompin' country music.
NOTE: Sadly, the reviews for this night club have gotten negative. The music played does not seem to be very popular with many patrons. It might be a place best for young singles in their 20s and 30s. )
Kuna has a good variety of restaurants from Mexican to pizza to BBQ and beyond. Of course, your favorite fast food places are there too.
An award-winning winery, Indian Creek Winery, was established in 1992. In addition of custom wine tasting, group tours, they have a wedding and event venue on the property.
Two other wineries are Syringa Winery and Vizcaya Winery.