Just 16 miles south of Nampa, along the banks of the Snake River lies one of the more interesting and intriguing museums and nature trails you will ever visit. Cleo’s Ferry Museum and Nature Trail is a wonderful stop for a short Idaho vacation. This is a “must visit” for anyone living in Idaho or just passing through the area.
This eclectic outdoor collection is totally unique and a pleasure to visit. The museum and nature trail make an ideal Idaho thing to do and will be a delight for any age. There is a covered picnic table with a super view of the Snake River that makes a great spot for lunch.
is. Here area few highlights that I especially enjoyed – full size bronze statues of children playing in the “playground” area. Full size pioneer wagon with team, buildings built with watermelon shaped rock left from the great Bonneville flood of some 14,000 years ago. Pretty peacocks, some completely white that strut around the main building site. The paved 3/4 mile nature trail loop along the Snake River and the base of the canyon wall.
There are many places to sit, rest, and meditate along the nature trail. Many pieces of statuary are located along the trail. Be sure to look for the shy animals that inhabit the bushes, trees and marshy areas. Many different birds and small animals are found here. Occasionally deer are seen along the trail. There are many other scenes depicted that will just have to be experienced as they are too numerous to try to list everything.
Cleo’s Ferry Museum and Nature Trail is located just off of ID-45, about 16 miles south of Nampa and just prior to crossing the Snake River. Turn off ID-45 at Dan’s Ferry Service gas station and follow a short private road down the hill to enter the museum.
Click here for a link to Steve’s blog about the museum and nature trail.