Nampa Flights:

Flights to Nampa

image of NampaNampa is the second largest city in the US state of Idaho and is situated in the south western region of the state. Though this isn’t a city usually found on the tourist map it’s a great little city to visit and has a number of interesting attractions.

There are no flights to Nampa directly as the city’s airport is a small regional one that can therefore only handle local aviation. International travellers will need to come via another city and the next largest airport for international flights to Nampa would be the Boise Airport (airport code: BOI). Fly with British Midland, and you’ll have two connections in London and Denver. South African Airways also has that same route, and so does Virgin Atlantic. For something different, book with Delta Airlines and you’ll travel through Atlanta as well as Minneapolis.

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The Tourist Attractions in Nampa:

Nampa is a city in its own right though it’s actually considered to be situated within the Boise Metropolitan Area, so travel between the two cities is reasonably quick. This means you could base your stay in Nampa and enjoy everything this city has to offer whilst also making use of the proximity to Boise and seeing its attractions too.

Nampa Historic Downtown
Nampa grew as a town from its founding in 1886 when the Oregon Short Line Railroad ran through here. Parts of the city’s railroad history can still be found in Nampa today, particularly at the Canyon County Historical Museum. This museum is housed within the former Nampa Train Depot, an impressive building for a town of its size when it was constructed.

An interesting fact about the downtown streets of Nampa is their orientation. Most streets in cities of this age would run north to south but in Nampa the streets run perpendicular to the railway tracks. This has meant that some roads have a large curve in them. The best example of where to see this is on 12th Avenue and East Roosevelt Avenue.

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Just outside Nampa is the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. This nature refuge was established by President Roosevelt in 1909 for local birds and has become an important breeding ground for many birds as well as mammals and other animals too. There is a visitor centre at the Lake Lowell part of the refuge.

Snake River Stampede Rodeo
If you’re coming to Nampa try to coincide your visit with the Snake River Stampede Rodeo. This happens every year over the course of one week, usually around the middle to end of July. The rodeo first took place in 1937 and has become one of the top twelve rodeos in the pro rodeo circuit. If you’ve never been to a rodeo this would be a good opportunity to visit one that’s sizeable and when sought after. In addition to the usual rodeo events and competitions the week is filled with many other attractions such as live music, though the exact format varies most years.

When Should You Visit?:

Nampa is a city of four seasons so when you choose to visit will depend on what kind of weather you like! Summer are hot and dry with average highs in July and August in the low 30’s C and only a small amount of rain. Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant, while winter are quite cold with snowfall a common sight.

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