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Canyon County Historical Museum

1200 Front St, Nampa, ID 83651-3931
+1 208-467-7611
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Doesn't deliver a solid message about the history of Canyon County

The railroad theme is insufficient to carry out the mission of the museum. It suffers from lack of... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Railroad and things

We visited the Nampa railroad museum to find out more about railroading and the history of Nampa... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Merrily K
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11 Nov 2017
“Doesn't deliver a solid message about the history of Canyon County”
21 Oct 2016
“Railroad and things”
1200 Front St, Nampa, ID 83651-3931
+1 208-467-7611

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The railroad theme is insufficient to carry out the mission of the museum. It suffers from lack of concise quality archival work. It needs to focus on bringing the community into the process and with effort can grow to a quality museum. It is worth...More

Thank coonclan
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited the Nampa railroad museum to find out more about railroading and the history of Nampa and that area of Idaho. The museum has been the recipient of a goodly number of artifacts that pertain not only to railroading and the story of Nampa,...More

Thank Merrily K
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great stop for anyone with family history in Nampa or if you like historic train depos. Beautiful old building with rotating exhibits. Limited hours, so check to see when open.

Thank BruceS1
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This museum is housed in the old railroad depot which has been very nicely restored. Nampa has a rich railroad history, and there are a lot of interesting items depicting this. There are also displays about the city in general. There is a big model...More

1  Thank Lee H
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I love how you get a personalized tour and the amount information given is wonderful. I learned so much about my own town that I had not known before.

1  Thank Priscilla H
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The Nampa Depot is now the museum. Displays lean toward the railroad, but the out buildings has more about early agriculture in the area. Do stop by. Don't forget to check their other museum in Caldwell. See the website for details. Also check the museum...More

Thank Tracer B
Reviewed 25 November 2013

While this little museum can be hit or miss based on who is staffing it during your visit, it has a decent amount of history and fun stuff to look at. If you hit it right, you'll get a tour of the old train cars...More

Thank DavidMarkBrown
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Alas, this is a secondhand review. We decided on Saturday at 2 to go there, and it closed on Saturday at 2. But when I mentioned it to several locals, they were very enthusiastic. They told about the depth of information, and that they rotate...More

Thank marksalot-nh
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Great way to spend an hour or so! Docents were informative and more than willing to share their knowledge. They willingly opened up the caboose on a very cold January day - just so we could take a look - thank you!

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 May 2012

small like the town of Nampa but very interesting awesome to see your own towns history

1  Thank sharinid1
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