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Local Trips and Tours

Idaho City Color and Soak

Join us for a scenic drive to Idaho City and the surrounding area to enjoy the fall color, then stop for a relaxing soak at The Springs. Bring a camera, swimsuit and towel. Trip includes lunch. Detailed trip information available at the Program Desk in the Nampa Recreation Center. ** October 18 ** 9am-4:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $30 ** Register by Friday, October 6.

Lawson's Emu-Z-Um and Cleo's Landing at Walter's Ferry

Join us for a trip to two of Canyon County’s best kept secrets. We will first travel back to see an authentic replica of an early 1860’s town with wooden sidewalks. It has antique farm equipment to period clothing and 100 plus emus! We will then visit Cleo’s Nature Trail along the Snake River which is full of angels, fairies and gnomes as well as life sized bronze statues. Bring your camera. Price includes transportation, admission to the Emu-Z-Um, water and lunch. ** October 11 ** 9am-4pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

College of Idaho's Planetarium & Natural History Museum

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we take the short journey to the College of Idaho. There will be an hour long planetarium presentation, followed by on-campus lunch and we will finish our tour with an hour at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. Tour includes transportation, guided talks and lunch. ** November 16 ** 10:30am- 2:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Day Trip to McCall

Join us for a mid-week day trip to the beautiful mountain town of McCall. The temperature will be just perfect for 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 23 ** 9am- 6pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $60

Red Fish Lake Lodge Overnight

What better way to welcome fall than with an overnight trip to pristine Redfish Lake. Enjoy an early evening boat ride on Redfish Lake before dinner at the Lodge. Price based on double occupancy and includes transportation, boat tour, and 2 meals. Full trip itinerary is available at the program desk. Sign up early, trip is limited to just 4 couples! ** Depart: September 20, 10am ** Return: September 21, 4pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $170 (based on double occupancy) before August 20; $185 after August 20

Leslie Gulch Driving Tour

Towering cliffs painted in desert hues and honeycombed rock formations sculpted over millions of years form the landscape of this remote region. Join the Nampa Recreation Department and Tom Bicak from Canyon County Parks on a driving tour in our secluded backyard. Our excursion will include chances to view wildlife such as big horn sheep and raptors. Bring your camera, binoculars, and pack a lunch. ** November 8 ** 9am - 2:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $15

National Interagency Fire Center & Wildland Firefighter Foundation Tour

Are you curious about learning more about Wildland fires and the people who work firsthand with this growing threat? Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we have lunch at the Kopper Kettle in Boise and tour the Wildland firefighter resource facility. Transportation, tours and lunch included. ** November 3 ** 11am - 3pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Christmas Light Tours

Experience the beauty of Christmas through the sparkle of lights. The tour will visit spectacular light displays around Nampa. The bus will make a stop at Starbucks for warm beverages during the tour. ** December 16 or 17 ** Boarding 5:45pm - Depart Nampa Rec Center - 6pm ** $6

December 16 or December 17

Caldwell Night Lights

Join the Nampa Recreation Department to visit the Winter Wonderland in downtown Caldwell. We will visit Indian Creek in its winter splendor. Please dress for the weather. Warm beverages provided by The Bird Stop. ** December 9 ** Boarding 5:45pm, bus departs at 6pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $10

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