The Nampa Train Depot celebrates 120 years of service to the Nampa community. The depot is distinguished by its architectural elegance and is believed to be the only depot of this style in America. The Depot is a museum and interpretive center where visitors gain a better appreciation of how railroads built this country and the role the Union Pacific Railroad played in development of Nampa, Idaho.
What sets the Depot apart from a traditional museum is that visitors enter a building containing historic artifacts. When visitors enter the Nampa Train Depot they walk into the largest artifact—the Nampa Train Depot itself. Adorned in turn-of-the-century craftsmanship and styling, visitors experience a simpler time in America and a time when train travel was king. Displays populated with artifacts speak to when the Union Pacific Railroad built the Oregon Short Line Railroad back in 1860s from Granger, Wyoming to Portland, Oregon. Railroads were an integral part in the growth and development of our nation. The Nampa Train Depot is the place to gain that deeper appreciation of our national railroad history and the story of Nampa, Idaho.
Admission to the depot is free. We suggest a $5.00 donation per adult. The depot is open Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We also provide private group tours for schools and clubs by appointment. The depot is available to rent for small public events and meetings. Follow us on Facebook.
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