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Local Trips and Tours

Craters of the Moon

Venture out with us to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. We will be taking a guided 1.5-mile tour with a park ranger to explore this unique landscape created by volcanic activity. Lunch will be included. ** June 7 OR June 13 ** 8am-7pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $30

Benjamin Victor Gallery & Boise Art Museum

Benjamin Victor is an artist in residence at BSU. We will tour his gallery where a number of his sculptures are on display. After enjoying lunch we will head over to the Boise Art Museum to tour their displays. Tour includes transportation, admissions and lunch. ** May 22 ** 10am-2:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

Starlight Mountain Theatre Dinner and a Show

Starlight Mountain Theatre is an outdoor theatre nestled in the mountains of Garden Valley. Each summer features a lineup of popular musicals. Enjoy dinner with the cast before the entertaining performance. Trip includes transportation, dinner and admission to the show. Pre-registration required. $45 per person

"Wizard of Oz" - June 21

"The Little Mermaid" - July 12

"Grease" - August 2

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 10 ** 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 & sightseeing downtown. We will then meet for a 90-minute boat tour on Payette Lake. Pack a lunch or eat in McCall. Trip includes transportation and boat tour. tour. ** August 29 ** 9am- 6pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $60

Melba Valley Historical Society

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we take the short journey to Historic Melba. We will have lunch at the senior center and then enjoy a lecture by Barbara Perry Bauer, co-author of "Treasure Valley's Electric Railway" as she presents on the 20th Century Railway that looped between Boise, Caldwell and Nampa. After lunch we will tour the Melba Valley Museum. Tour includes transportation, lunch, admission & lecture. ** June 14 ** 11:15am-3:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $12

Weiser Fiddle Festival

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we head west to Weiser for the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest. This contest started in 1953 and is held in June every year. We will enjoy some fiddle competitions, browse the vendors in the park and have a box lunch. Tour includes transportation, admission & box lunch. ** June 20 ** 9:30am - 4pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $18

Bogus Basin Museum & Pioneer Cemetery

Take a drive to the mountains with the Nampa Rec Department to visit the Bogus Basin Museum & Pioneer Cemetery in Idaho City. We will start at the museum, have a box lunch outside & head up for a self-guided cemetery tour. (Terrain will be bumpy). Tour includes transportation, admission & lunch. Bring money for ice cream! ** July 23 ** 9:30am-4pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $25

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 animal's 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. ** July 25 ** 11am-4:30pm ** Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center ** $20

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