Twin Falls, Idaho: Niagara of the West

This double dropoff of the Snake River provided the name for the city just to the west. At 212 ft. high, it beats the Niagara of the East by about 45 ft.

Shoshone Falls Park

Twin Falls, ID
Falls Ave. E, turn left on Champlin Rd/N 3300 E to Shoshone Falls Park.
Free Oct.-Mar. Fee/car Apr.-Sept.
$3/car Apr-Sept.
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Shoshone Falls.

Niagara of the West

One of the best things I've seen in my 22 years. My pregnant wife and I are traveling across country and this was an amazing thing only a few miles off the highway. Recommend to anybody.

[Collin and Fari, 08/08/2018]

Little falls.

Niagara of the West

Lots of little falls run under the road [in Shoshone Falls Park]. Worth the $3 vehicle fee to see it up close. Beautiful area to see and photograph.

[Kyndra, 08/27/2016]
Niagara of the West

Check the city park website to see if the water flow is worth the trip. The falls are also called Shoshone Falls.

[Kathy Engell, 10/29/2013]

Twin Falls.

Twin Falls Falls - Shoshone Falls

If you are passing through the city of Twin Falls it is worth a slight 5 mile detour to the east of the city center to see the falls from which the town was named. 45 feet taller than Niagara Falls, it is sometimes called the "Niagara of the West."

[Sarah, 08/14/2013]

A lot less crowded than similar overlooks at Niagara Falls.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Evel Knievel's Snake River Jump MonumentEvel Knievel's Snake River Jump Monument, Twin Falls, ID - 3 mi.
Skunk: Stinker Station SignSkunk: Stinker Station Sign, Twin Falls, ID - 4 mi.
Tin ManTin Man, Jerome, ID - 8 mi.
In the region:
Pioneer Sheep Herder, Hagerman, ID - 30 mi.

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