Nampa, Idaho, is a city in Canyon County. The city has a population of about 95,000, thus making Nampa the third-largest city in the state.
The Ford Idaho Center is in Nampa. The complex is home to the Ford Arena, a venue that can fit about 12,000 people for various events. The Snake River Stampede Rodeo occurs at the arena every year, as does the God and Country Festival. The Ford Amphitheater and Ford Idaho Horse Park are also at the complex.
The Snake River Stampede Rodeo occurs in the third week of July every year in Nampa. The event features various cattle herding and riding competitions. Assorted country music performances take place during the event.
The Nampa School District operates fifteen schools in the city. Northwest Nazarene University, a private Christian liberal arts school, is also in Nampa.
The Treasure Valley Marketplace is the top commercial site in Nampa. The complex near the interstate highway features various retail stores and eateries.
Nampa, Idaho, was founded in 1886 as a town settled along the Oregon Short Line Railroad. The town grew in the early twentieth century thanks to railroad services and through investments in the area by local mining and railroad tycoons. The Snake River Stampede Rodeo was first held in 1937 and has been held in Nampa every year since. Nampa takes its name from a Shoshoni word for “footprint.”
Nampa is about 20 miles west of Boise, with the city of Meridian in between the two. The cities are linked together by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway or Interstate 84.
Lake Lowell is to the south of Nampa and is the product of the Deer Flat Upper Embankment. The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is in the local area.
The Nampa Municipal Airport is on the eastern end of the city. The airport works for general aviation purposes.
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