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Local Trips and Tours

Old Idaho Penitentiary

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we walk through time in the halls of the Old Idaho Penitentiary. We will visit several buildings that in its 101 years of operation housed over 13,000 inmates-both men and women. Tour includes transportation, admission, snack and water. ** May 24 ** 12-4pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $8

Snake River Canyon Driving Tour

Join the Nampa Recreation Department for a driving tour of the Snake River Canyon. We will drive by the original site of Fort Boise, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Map Rock and Walter's Ferry. Trip includes transportation, lunch and water. ** June 1 ** 9:30am-2pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Tour of EBR-1

Have you ever seen a nuclear reactor? Ever wonder how electricity is generated from nuclear energy? Join us as we visit the Experimental Breeder Reactor No.1 (EBR-1) Atomic Museum, located on U.S. Highway 20/26 between Idaho Falls and Arco. This facility is the only place in America you can see four nuclear reactors, a reactor control room, remote handling devices for radioactive materials and many other pieces vital to operation of a nuclear power plant. Lunch will be included after a guided tour. ** June 8 ** 8am-7pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $30

Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway Driving Tour

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we follow an old miner's route from Banks to Lowman along the Payette River and enjoy some beautiful canyon scenery. Trip includes transportation, lunch and water. Don't forget your camera! ** June 20 ** 9:30am-3:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Boise's Zoo Kitchen Tour

Join Nampa Recreation as we partner with Zoo Boise for a behind the scenes tour of Boise's Zoo Kitchen. Learn how the animals' food is prepared and dietary guidelines during an interactive tour, then enjoy the afternoon at the zoo. Pack your lunch or bring money to eat at Zoo Boise's Cafe. ** June 28 ** 11am-4:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Starlight Mountain Theatre Dinner and a Show

Join the Nampa Recreation Department and the Starlight Mountain Theatre in Garden Valley, Idaho for an evening of entertainment at the outdoor theatre. Enjoy dinner with the cast before the entertaining performance. The bus will leave from the Nampa Recreation Center at 4:30pm, and will return to Nampa around midnight. Pre-registration required. $35 per person (includes transportation, dinner, and admission)

"Beauty and the Beast" - June 29

"Sugar" - August 31

Starlight Mountain Theatre (Show Only)

Join the Nampa Recreation Department for an evening of entertainment at the outdoor theatre. Trip includes transportation and admission to the show. ** Depart Rec Center at 6:00pm ** $25

"Guys and Dolls" - July 12

Historic Silver City & Murphy Museum

Enjoy Silver City and the Murphy Museum through stories and interesting facts about the people, buildings and surrounding areas shared by Silver City resident Mary O’Malley. This tour will involve walking on uneven terrain. Bring your camera and dress for the weather, lunch will be provided. ** July 15 OR July 18 ** 9am-5pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $25

Day Trip to McCall

Join us for a mid-week day trip to the beautiful mountain town of McCall. Enjoy lunch out on the patio, followed by a 90-minute boat tour on Payette Lake. There will be time for a little shopping and sightseeing downtown. Trip includes transportation, lunch and boat tour. ** August 29 ** 9am- 6pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $60

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