Introduction to Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls History
Twin Falls was originally inhabited by Native American tribes like Bannock and Shoshone. The first Europeans of the area were led by Wilson Price Hunt, arriving in the city in 1811. The first permanent settlement was established in 1864. At that time it was a stage stop. Twin Falls was incorporated as a city in 1904. It was named after the Twin Falls of the Snake River. The city became the county seat of the newly formed Twin Falls County in 1907.
Twin Falls and nearby Attractions
- Twin Falls County Historical Museum
- Sawtooth National Forest
- Faulkner Planetarium
- Herrett Museum and Planetarium
- Jerome County Historical Museum
- Niagara Springs State Park
Things To Do In Twin Falls
Some of the local parks of Twin Falls include the Sunrise Park, Frontier Park, Cascade Park, Barry Park, Harrison Park, and Harmon Park. A visit to the Twin Falls County Museum will surely help you to excavate some of the area's history. The city is also home to many shopping malls including the Magic Valley Mall, Blue Lakes Mall, and Lynnwood Shopping Center. Events and special programs such as the Hispanic Fiesta, Oktoberfest, Jazz in the Canyon, and Western Days are organized in the city every year.
Twin Falls Transportation
Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport is nearby.
Twin Falls Higher Education
College of Southern Idaho is the local college. Residents can also avail higher education from universities like Boise State University, Weber State University, and Idaho State University.