This blog is just getting started. Come back often for updates. Send me a note about places you think should be included, I'll do my best to get it done, PM me @ idahotraveler01@gmail.com.

Thanks for taking time to be here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Idaho Vacation: Nampa Train Depot Museum


Nampa Train Depot Museum,  Nampa, Idaho
While there are many old railroad depots that have been turned into museums, there are few, if any, that rival the beautiful Baroque revival architecture of the Nampa Train Depot Museum.  Make this scenic building and contents a quick Idaho vacation stop. 

Built by the Oregon Short Line Railroad in 1903, the depot was the 2nd in Nampa, replacing the original depot built in 1887.   The building now houses displays of the Canyon County Historical Society and Union Pacific Railroad. 

Old Railroad Sign, Nampa Train
Depot Museum
The museum was saved from demolition in 1972 and dedicated and opened  to the public on July 3, 1976.  Between 1972 and 1976, the building was partially restored and the beautiful woodwork was rebuilt and replaced.  The original woodwork had been removed while the depot served as offices and storage between 1925 and 1972. 

The museum has three main exhibit rooms plus offices for the Canyon County Historical Society and a museum store. 

Model of Dewey Palace Hotel,
Nampa Train Depot Museum
In what was originally the Women's and Children's Waiting Room, a feature exhibit is a replica of the Dewey Palace Hotel, once the largest and most stately in the region.  Another exhibit demonstrates the classy travel clothes that were typical of the period.  There are also several items from Thomas Edison's contributions including a gramophone and various light bulbs.  The "Bronco Billy" western classic starring Clint Eastwood was shot in several SW Idaho locations including Nampa.  Memorabilia and props from the movie are on exhibit.  Other items of interest are also located in this room.

Early Edison Phonograph,
Nampa Train Depot Museum
The original Station Office is now full of railroad items.  Try out the telegraph, or view one of the two working train sets and see if you can find the miniature animals, lookouts, and other fascinating features in the display.  Also on display are a huge collection of locks and keys, old lanterns and other antique office machines. 
Part of Model Train Exhibit,
Nampa Train Depot Museum

In the original Men's Waiting Room are beautiful hand crafted wooden train models made by a Nampa artist.  Also found here in another model train display with lots of detail area surrounding the tracks that depicts an Idaho mountain town. 

Part of Hand Crafted Wooden Train Models,
Nampa Train Depot Museum
Outdoors is a 1942 caboose that is open for inspection.  The museum has a large collection of books and photographs of the area.  Museum staff will help with research efforts if they are given some advance notice. 

The museum hosts many school and youth groups and is open to the public.  Museum hours are
Wednesday - Friday 11:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am  to 2:00pm (May-October) and 11:00am to 2:00pm November-April. 

Lock and Key Display,
Nampa Train Depot Museum
The Museum is located at 1200 Front Street, Nampa.  Access from I-84 is quite easy from either Exit 36 or 38.  You cannot miss the railroad tracks in downtown Nampa.

Need a suggestion for a place to eat?  Click here for details on a great Mexican meal or here for wonderful Chinese food.  Both are located close to the museum. 

Additional Information:

Canyon County Historical Society: http://www.canyoncountyhistory.com/about
City of Nampa: http://ci.nampa.id.us/pages/home.php
Nampa Chamber of Commerce: http://www.nampa.com/

81 comments:

  1. awesome blogging! keep up this helpful stuff
    My blog :: homes for sale in mission tx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Excellent pοst but I'm not sure that I agree. But then, people consider me tricky at the best of times! Thanks.
    my website :: click Here

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gгeat blog! Do you haνe anу hints for aspiring writeгs?
    I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lоst on eveгything.

    Wοuld you reсоmmenԁ starting with a free platform like Wогdpress
    or go for a paid optіon? Theгe are so many chοiceѕ
    out thеre that I'm totally confused .. Any ideas? Thank you!

    Here is my site: Spencer Blank
    Stop by my web page ; Spencer Blank,spencer blank

    ReplyDelete
  4. I hope you do not mind me stopping by and thanking you
    for the posting - it really helped
    Also visit my page :: Beautiful jewellery

    ReplyDelete
  5. ӏ hope you will not minԁ me visiting and thаnking уou for
    the post - it truly helped

    My ωeb blog :: http://williamss89.wordpress.com/
    Also visit my web site ... second hand silver jewellery

    ReplyDelete
  6. I cоuld nоt rеsist commenting. Wеll wгіttеn!
    Also visit my site payday loans no credit check

    ReplyDelete
  7. fantastic points altogether, you simply gained a new reader.
    What might you suggest in regards to your submit that you just made a few
    days in the past? Any positive?
    Check out my homepage ; reputation impression

    ReplyDelete
  8. Μy brother suggested I might likе this
    web site. Не was entirelу rіght.
    This ρoѕt trulу madе my ԁay.
    You can not imagine just hoω much time I had ѕpent for this іnfo!
    Thаnks!
    Also see my web page - payday loan has

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looking in Үahoo raised your site - І'm glad it did, many thanks.

    Feel free to surf to my website :: claire s toe rings
    my page > www.luxe-etc.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very nice article, just what I wanted to find.

    my site :: forex signal provider
    my webpage - forex signals service

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing
    several weeks of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?


    Here is my blog - Jack Drusilla
    My website :: Nelson Monte

    ReplyDelete
  12. I absolutely love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself?
    Please reply back as I'm hoping to create my own blog and want to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Thank you!

    My website Katrina Jerome

    ReplyDelete
  13. First off I want tο ѕay gгеat blog!
    I had a quick quеstion in ωhiсh I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I'vе had trouble сlearing my minԁ
    in gеtting my thoughts out theгe.
    I truly do enјoy writing but іt just seems lіke the fiгst 10 to 15 mіnutes aгe lοst ѕimply juѕt tгyіng tο
    figure οut how to begin. Any suggestiоns or tips?
    Αpρrесiate іt!

    Τaκe а look at mу page :: vida vacations

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey there I am so delighted I found your blog page, I really found you by error,
    while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless
    I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to read through it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

    my web page; Stefan Derek

    ReplyDelete
  15. Heyа i'm for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

    Here is my blog - Daniel Chavez Moran

    ReplyDelete
  16. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think
    that you could do with some pics to drive the message home
    a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog.
    An excellent read. I'll certainly be back.

    My blog post ... microsoft registry cleaner
    Also see my web page > best registry cleaners

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm glad that Google brought your site up for my search - it helped

    Have a look at my web page; magnetic toe rings

    ReplyDelete
  18. I drop a comment each time I especially enjoy a article on a site or if I have
    something to contribute to the conversation. Usually it's triggered by the passion communicated in the article I looked at. And on this article "Idaho Vacation: Nampa Train Depot Museum". I was moved enough to post a comment :-) I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it's okay.

    Is it just me or does it look like a few of the comments come across like they are left by brain dead people?
    :-P And, if you are posting on additional sites, I would
    like to follow you. Would you make a list the complete
    urls of your shared sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?


    my web site: Chelsey Charissa
    My page: Sheri Diane

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's very straightforward to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this post at this website.

    Feel free to surf to my website :: Augusta Chelsea

    ReplyDelete
  20. What's up, everything is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that's truly excellent,
    keep up writing.

    Here is my web page; Trina Alysa

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put
    in writing this site. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog
    posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to
    get my very own site now ;)

    Feel free to surf to my site :: saeco coffee grinder

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hey! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to visit my blog Alvaro Charline

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is a topic which is close to my heart... Many thanks!
    Where are your contact details though?

    Also visit my web site ... pirelli tires

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my weblog thus i came
    to “return the favor”.I'm attempting to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

    My homepage ... Hellen Linnie

    ReplyDelete
  25. Good post. I absolutely love this site. Continue the good work!


    Check out my webpage - yoga teachers kamloops
    Also see my webpage > yoga carpal tunnel

    ReplyDelete
  26. My relatives always say that I am killing my
    time here at net, except I know I am getting familiarity
    everyday by reading such nice articles or reviews.

    Stop by my homepage - finding good electrician

    ReplyDelete
  27. Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it hard to set up your own blog? I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I'm thinking about creating my own but I'm not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Many thanks

    my web site :: coffee terminology
    my site > coffee cup recycler

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hello! I'm at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

    Also visit my website :: coffee machine online
    Also see my web page - coffee cups

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?

    There's a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    Check out my site ... chosing flooring

    ReplyDelete
  30. I like the valuable information yοu supply in your articlеs.
    I'll bookmark your blog and check once more right here regularly. I'm moderately surе I
    will be informed a lot of new stuff right here! Bеst of luсk for the next!



    my blog bilbao travel guide

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great article.

    Also visit my web-site ... birgit Tania

    ReplyDelete
  32. Greate post. Keep posting such kind of info on your page.

    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hello there, You've done an excellent job. I'll certainly digg it and in my view suggest to my friends.
    I'm confident they'll be benefited from this site.

    My blog post propane standby generators

    ReplyDelete
  33. Goоd day! This is my 1st cοmment herе so I just wanted to give a quick
    ѕhout out anԁ ѕay І
    rеally enjoy reading thrоugh your articleѕ.
    Саn yоu suggest anу οther blοgs/wеbsitеs/forums that deal with the same subjects?
    Thanκs!

    Мy ωeb blog: Not smart Girl

    ReplyDelete
  34. I have been browsing online more than three hours lately, yet I never found any fascinating article like
    yours. It's beautiful price sufficient for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made excellent content material as you did, the internet shall be much more helpful than ever before.

    my blog - Toddler girls snow boots

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great article, just what I needed.

    Look at my site; swiss army backpacks

    ReplyDelete
  36. Good post! We will be linking to this great post on our
    site. Keep up the great writing.

    Take a look at my site: Jerry Dora

    ReplyDelete
  37. Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it
    out.

    Here is my weblog ... coffee shops

    ReplyDelete
  38. It's a shame you don't have a donate button!

    I'd without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog! I guess for now i'll
    settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

    My blog kobe bryant shoes

    ReplyDelete
  39. What's up, every time i used to check webpage posts here in the early hours in the morning, because i love to find out more and more.

    My weblog ... girls basketball shoes

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm extremely inspired together with your writing talents as smartly as with the layout on your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it your self? Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it's uncommon
    to peer a nice weblog like this one these days..

    Also visit my web page ... popcorn poppers

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm gone to tell my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this blog on regular basis to get updated from most up-to-date news update.

    My web site :: wireless network adapter

    ReplyDelete
  42. Touche. Great arguments. Keep up the great work.



    Visit my blog post ... car wash system

    ReplyDelete
  43. It's remarkable to pay a visit this web site and reading the views of all mates on the topic of this article, while I am also zealous of getting experience.

    Stop by my webpage ... concrete mix

    ReplyDelete
  44. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how
    can i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.

    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

    My page front entry doors

    ReplyDelete
  45. I was excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you
    for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every bit
    of it and I have you saved as a favorite to see new information on your site.


    My blog post The Top Housewarming Gifts The

    ReplyDelete
  46. Greetings, I do believe your web site may be having web browser compatibility issues.
    When I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, wonderful website!

    Stop by my web-site :: wedding checklist

    ReplyDelete
  47. I couldn't refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

    My web-site: sunbrella market umbrella

    ReplyDelete
  48. Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

    My web-site martial arts strength training

    ReplyDelete
  49. Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?

    A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks a
    lot

    Stop by my web blog: magnetic therapy

    ReplyDelete
  50. Great web site you've got here.. It's difficult to find high quality writing like yours these days.
    I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!
    !

    Here is my web site chinese starter recipes

    ReplyDelete
  51. This post is in fact a good one it assists new web people,
    who are wishing for blogging.

    Stop by my web page - white Serving Dishes

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hey there ѕuperb blog! Doeѕ гunning
    a blog suсh as thiѕ requіre a lаrge amοunt
    of work? I've virtually no expertise in coding but I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyways, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject however I simply wanted to ask. Thank you!

    Stop by my blog - china travel services

    ReplyDelete
  53. Appreciating the time and energy you put into your blog and detailed information you
    present. It's great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the
    same outdated rehashed material. Great read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.


    My web-site ... used hair

    ReplyDelete
  54. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate
    you writing this article plus the rest of
    the site is extremely good.

    Here is my web blog earthwise pwo1750 electric pressure washer

    ReplyDelete
  55. Remarkable! Its truly awesome piece of writing, I have got much
    clear idea regarding from this post.

    Also visit my web-site; hydrogen generator

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from.
    I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity,
    Guess I will just book mark this web site.

    my web page; siding san francisco

    ReplyDelete
  57. Hi my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include approximately all significant infos.

    I'd like to see more posts like this .

    Also visit my blog - brisbane doors

    ReplyDelete
  58. It's hard to come by well-informed people about this topic, however, you seem like you know what you're talking about!
    Thanks

    Feel free to surf to my site - camouflage clothing

    ReplyDelete
  59. You need to take part in a contest for one of the highest quality blogs online.
    I most certainly will highly recommend this web site!


    Also visit my site - Mohamed Verla

    ReplyDelete
  60. I go to see day-to-day some web sites and information sites
    to read articles, except this webpage presents
    feature based content.

    Here is my homepage; coffee recipes

    ReplyDelete
  61. Howdy great blog! Does running a blog similar to this require a lot of work?
    I have virtually no expertise in coding but I was hoping to start my own blog soon.
    Anyways, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off topic nevertheless I simply wanted to ask.
    Cheers!

    Feel free to visit my web blog: Holly Rose

    ReplyDelete
  62. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter
    to be really something that I think I would never
    understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I'm looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    Here is my webpage: buffalo gold

    ReplyDelete
  63. Fabulous, what a web site it is! This blog gives valuable information
    to us, keep it up.

    my webpage :: flabby arms *

    ReplyDelete
  64. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!

    It's the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Feel free to surf to my homepage high school

    ReplyDelete
  65. Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I
    genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects?
    Thank you!

    Visit my webpage cheap kids clothes

    ReplyDelete
  66. These are genuinely wonderful ideas in concerning blogging.
    You have touched some good points here. Any way keep up wrinting.


    Here is my blog - clothing military

    ReplyDelete
  67. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the
    hang of it!

    my web page - walking shoes

    ReplyDelete
  68. Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to present one thing again and help others such as you helped me.

    Feel free to surf to my web-site - vitamin a foods

    ReplyDelete
  69. First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question in which I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I've had a hard time clearing my mind in getting
    my thoughts out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are generally wasted just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or hints? Thanks!

    Here is my web site - corey Madge

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this website.

    I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal site now ;)

    my weblog; http://z.cs.utexas.edu/wiki/emulab.wiki/HoustonPf

    ReplyDelete
  71. Woah! I'm really enjoying the template/theme of this blog. It's simple, yet effective.
    A lot of times it's hard to get that "perfect balance" between usability and visual appearance. I must say that you've done a awesome job
    with this. In addition, the blog loads extremely fast for
    me on Internet explorer. Exceptional Blog!


    my web site ... diets that work

    ReplyDelete
  72. Excellent web site you've got here.. It's hard to find quality writing like yours these days.
    I seriously appreciate individuals like you! Take care!
    !

    Look into my homepage - free weight loss programs online

    ReplyDelete
  73. Wow that was strange.
    I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing
    all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say excellent blog!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I've been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me.
    In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more
    useful than ever before.

    Also visit my web site ... african mango supplement

    ReplyDelete
  75. Awesome article.

    Here is my web blog :: germany

    ReplyDelete
  76. Good web site you have here.. It's difficult to find quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

    Take a look at my blog post :: exercises for vertical

    ReplyDelete
  77. Hola! I've been reading your weblog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the good job!

    Feel free to visit my blog; Cincinnati colleges

    ReplyDelete
  78. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I'll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I'm quite certain I will learn many new stuff
    right here! Best of luck for the next!

    Here is my site: ski Vacation

    ReplyDelete
  79. Gοоԁ day! I could have swoгn I've been to this blog before but after looking at some of the articles I realized it'ѕ new to me.
    Nonetheless, I'm definitely happy I came across it and I'll be bookmarking it and сheckіng bacκ often!


    Also vіsit my homepage - diamondlinks review

    ReplyDelete
  80. Hey there, You've done an excellent job. I'll definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am confident they will be benefited from this site.


    Here is my web-site basement ceiling ideas

    ReplyDelete
  81. This is very great for history lover because some people can find history of every state and country and this museum is the best option.

    ___________________
    Idaho Falls Hotels

    ReplyDelete