Introduction to Caldwell, Idaho
Caldwell, Idaho is 10 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 321 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. The city is part of the Boise City metro area.
Hundreds of Chinese immigrants settled in Caldwell in the 1870s and 1880s. This town was central during the anti-Chinese backlash in Idaho, which resulted in an 1886 Anti - Chinese League convention in Boise. Owing to violence and social pressures, all immigrants were driven out of the town by 1890. In March 1908, Albert Horsley pleaded guilty in the District Court in Caldwell for the assassination of Frank Steunenberg, the former governor of Idaho.
Caldwell and nearby Attractions
- Shoppers Plaza
- Our Memories Museum
- Sebree Park
- Whittenberger Park
- Fort Boise
Things To Do In Caldwell
Tourists in Caldwell City can visit the historical sites and museums like the Fort Boise, Our Memories Museum, Warhawk Air Museum, and Canyon County Historical Society Museum. There are several parks that come with a range of recreational facilities such as the Eagle Island State Park as well as the Whittenberger Park. One can shop at the Shoppers Plaza while staying in the city. Caldwell City hosts several annual festivals like the Canyon County Fair and Festival, and Blues in the Park.
Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field Airport is the nearest airport.
Caldwell Higher Education
Albertson College of Idaho is located in Caldwell. Other higher education institutes that can be attended from the city include the Eastern Oregon University, Boise State University, and College of Southern Idaho.