Swayne's Ferry Museum

Location: South of Nampa on State Highway 45 to Walter's Ferry
Local resident Pappy Swayne (1887-1976) created what has become a conglomeration of historical museum, botanical gardens, animal farm, and religious arena. After Pappy’s death, his widow, Cleo, took over operations and has since added an extensive collection of both life-size and smaller works from artist Gary Lee Price. Upon entering the “museum,” visitors will encounter numerous birds strutting around, lizards, squirrels, and a swan-filled lake. Moving ahead, a nature trail loops through a forest dotted with gnome statues, past Pappy’s grave, and to a prayer garden. This unique experience is free, but donations are always welcome. For additional information, please call the Nampa Chamber of Commerce at (208) 466-4641.

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