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Local Trips and Tours

Hells Canyon Jet Boat Adventure

Located at the south entrance of Hells Canyon, Hells Canyon Adventures will be providing a jet boat tour of the canyon allowing participants to enjoy the scenery in the deepest elevations, transitions of the canyon, and all wildlife that live there. This boat tour will include a lunch and be an enjoyable and relaxing experience for all ages to enjoy. ** September 28 ** 9am - 7pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $95

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 15 or 16 ** Boarding 5:45pm - Depart Nampa Rec Center - 6pm ** $6

December 15 or December 16

Caldwell Night Lights

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we walk through the Winter Wonderland in downtown Caldwell. We will visit Indian Creek in its winter splendor. Please dress for the weather. ** December 8 ** Boarding 5:45pm, bus departs at 6pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $10

Cravin's Candy Store & Winter Garden aGlow Tour

Enlighten your holiday spirit and join the Nampa Recreation Department for a spectacular winter adventure that includes a tour of Cravin's Candy Emporium followed by Idaho Botanical Garden's Winter Garden aGlow. Includes transportation, candy from Cravins, admission to the Garden, & dinner. ** December 4 OR December 18 ** 4:30 - 7:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Idaho City Color and Soak

Join us for a scenic drive to Idaho City and the surrounding area to enjoy the fall color and then stop for a relaxing soak at The Springs. Bring a camera, swimsuit and towel. Trip includes lunch. Detailed trip information available at the Nampa Recreation Center. ** October 18 ** 9am-4:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $30 ** Register by Thursday, October 12.

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'll finish our tour with an hour at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. Tour includes transportation, guided talks and lunch. ** November 8 ** 10:30am-2:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $25

Historic Baker City Overnight

We will visit the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on our way to Baker. After we settle into the Geiser Grand Hotel, we will take a tour of this historic building. Friday morning we will head to McEwen Train Depot for a trip on the Sumpter Valley train to see the Fall Colors. Tour includes transportation, breakfast, lunch on return trip, hotel, museum entrance fee and train ticket. ** Depart: October 12, 11:30am; Return: October 13, 3pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $170 (per person, based on double occupancy) before August 20 ** $180 after August 20.

Nampa Train Depot Museum & Indian Creek Museum (Caldwell)

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we visit two Historical Society Museums in Canyon County. We will begin the day at the Nampa Train Depot Museum and end it at the Caldwell Indian Creek Museum. Tour includes: transportation, admission to both museums and lunch. ** November 17 ** 9:30am-2pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

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