Melba, is the center of the Seed Heart of America. It sits only six miles north of the mighty Snake River.
It is the center of a large farming area where, with permission to hunt, some of the best pheasant population resides. The fall brings duck and goose hunting to the area.
Melba sits on the edge of The National Conservation Area for the Birds of Prey where visitors can see raptors of all kinds from the golden and bald eagle to hawks, owls, falcons and other rare birds of prey all year long.
Each year on the Fourth of July, Melba hosts about 7,000 people with one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the Treasure Valley. Throughout the day there are arts and crafts booths, food booths, ball games, games for kids, lots of entertainment by local talent and a northwest sanctioned tractor pull.
It is only forty miles from Melba to Silver City with several historic points of interest in between. At the Owyhee County seat at Murphy where the “largest small museum” in the U.S. is open three days a week, you can see a collection of artifacts that show you the mining and ranching skills of the area for the last 150 years.
You will see famous cemeteries at Wilson and Reynold’s Creek. On the first Sunday of June each year the Owyhee County Outpost Days is held with re-enactment of traditions from the old days. The prevailing winds isolate Melba and it is often called the “banana belt.”