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About Nampa, Idaho

In Canyon Country, Nampa is considered as the fastest and the largest growing city in Idaho. Today it is viewed as the second largest area in the estate. Nampa means either footprint or moccasin in Shoshone. In 1902, Colonel William H. Dewey built the Dewey Palace Hotel after seeing the feasibility and advantage of railroad lines which were running around the city. In 1909, the hotel was raged with fire but managed to survive, however in 1963 the hotel ceased its operation because of lack of funds and support from investors. Today the relics of this elegant hotel can be seen in the Canyon County Historical Museum. The city has a public library for interested readers to enjoy. It is located on the 1st corner street and 11th avenue in the southern part of the old bank building. Other establishment’s and places to visit include the Deer flat reservoir and Deer Flat National wildlife Refuge. There is also Lake Lowell which is filled by the New York Canal. Nampa has a very colorful festival that attracts tourist and visitors. Annually the harvest festival gives way to excitement, romance, foods, merriments, contests and music. For more entertainments, Kecher Mall is another place to visit. It is located in Treasure Valley. McDonalds is the second shopping center around the area, it is home for numerous retail businesses such as Best Buy, Olive Garden, DressBarn and more. Athletic clubs are also available around the area. Cinemas and Wall Mart are also frequently visited around the area. Nampa City is continuing to grow in lines of business and industry. It would be fun to visit and be a part of its wonderful culture and arts.

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Nampa Facts

  • Population Total: 81,557
  • Square Miles: 31.2
  • Area Code: 208
  • Elevation: 2516
  • Postal Codes: 83651-83686-83687
  • Timezone: Mountain
  • Website: http://www.ci.nampa.id.us