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Address: 1200 Front St, Nampa, ID 83651
Phone Number: +1 208-467-7611

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Railroad and things

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
Merrily K
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Pocatello

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Pocatello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 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, but the story of our nation. We especially appreciated the attention we received from Reed... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 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.

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 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 railroad to entertain both adults and children. I would have liked the museum to be... More 

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Homedale, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 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.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 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 for pricing details on admission. Museums are worth it, the price is reasonable, so go-ahead... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 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 parked outside as well. I have two little boys who love trains, so the model... More 

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Exeter, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 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 key displays in and out. I was disappointed to miss it, but my family and... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 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!

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

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

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is a nice little museum to see. Has a lot of train stuff as it is the old train depot. I love history. Nampa is my hometown so to me this is the cats pajammas. Go see it, it will be fun!

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