Nampa is home to Northwest Nazarene University, a four-year Christian liberal arts college established in 1913 and the Canyon County campus of Boise State University.
The Snake River Stampede, one of the top 15 professional rodeos in the country, is an 85-year-old institution in Nampa.
Nampa’s other recreational opportunities include seven city parks, Lake Lowell and the Deer Flat National Wildlife Center, two public golf courses and one private nine-hole course, a 140,000-square foot Recreation Center with large indoor climbing wall, five swimming pools, three collegiate size basketball courts and an indoor running track. The Nampa Civic Center is Idaho’s second largest full service Convention Center/Performing Arts Complex. The Idaho Center just off I-84 has an indoor seating capacity of 13,000, making it an ideal site for sports events, trade shows or conferences as well as a variety of world-class entertainment.