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Nampa is located in Canyon County, west of Boise, along I-84 in the Treasure Valley.

Colonel W.H. Dewey brought his fortune to Nampa in the 1890s. At that time it was just a small town, but Dewey attracted railroads and built the Dewey Palace Hotel.

Today Nampa, population 67,000, is a central location from which to explore southwestern Idaho's natural wonders and historic sites. A railroad display at Lakeside Park features Union Pacific No. 616, a 2-8-0 locomotive. Other attractions include Canyon County Historical Museum, a former train depot; Swiss Village Cheese, whose facilities, cafe, gift shop and outlet store are open all week long; and Bogus Basin, ideal terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Nampa is home to Northwest Nazarene University, a four-year Christian liberal arts college.

The area's four-season climate produces a low average temperature of 20.2 degrees in January and a high of 92.0 degrees in July.

Nampa is part of the Boise, Idaho metro area.


Education Teen Parent Alternative School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Hungry Bear Cafe | Permanent Cosmetics |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Rosebed Inn Bed & Breakfast |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Bob's RV Center | Bullock & Company Realtors | Jim Powell Real Estate Agent | Minor's RV & Marina | Swiss Village Cheese |
Transportation Nampa Municipal Airport | Pintler Cellar |

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Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival Kuna ID July15-16 Come visit the lavender field in full bloom, pick a bouquet of lavender and experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. Make and take a lavender bottle or paper lavender sachet. Handmade lavender products will be featured. While you are here, visit with other vendors selling their own special products.
Ponderosa Pine Relay Cascade ID July19-20 Distance is 194.89. A shorter sprint race from McCall to Cascade is 62.5 miles. Teams finish at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade.
Western Idaho Fair Boise ID August16-25 Idaho's biggest fair, held annually in August in Boise.