Nampa, Idaho

Nampa is located in the Treasure Valley of Southwest Idaho.

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Nampa is the second largest city in Idaho with a population of 81,557 residents (2010).

About Nampa

Idaho's Banana Belt. For many people in Nampa, the parks are a vital component. Residents play everything from horseshoes to tennis in the public parks. The city has basketball courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, softball fields, rose gardens, amphitheater, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a BMX bicycle racetrack, barbecue and picnic areas, and much more.

To See And To Do In Nampa

Nampa Train Depot Museum

The Warhawk Air Museum


The Idaho Center

The Snake River Stampede Rodeo

History Of Nampa

The settlement in Nampa began in the early 1880s. In 1883, the Oregon Short Line Railroad passed through Nampa and the city grow from 15 homes to 50 in one year. Also in 1883, the Idaho Press-Tribune was published. In 1891, a municipal government was formed and the town of Nampa was incorporated, and the Police Department and the first fire station was started.

By 1900, ten passenger trains a day were coming through and about 800 people lived in the city. In 1902, the Dewey Palace Hotel was built. In 1908, a Carnegie library was built in downtown. In 1909, the entire downtown block between 12th and 13th Avenues and 1stand Front Streets, was destroyed when a fire cracker exploded in a wood frame cigar store. In 1918, the Idaho State School opened. In 1965, the Karcher Mall opened. In 1997, the Idaho Center opened.

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