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Shoshone Falls

Address: Twin Falls, ID 83301
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Twin Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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Centennial, Colorado
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328 reviews 328 reviews
232 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The falls and the surrounding area are very beautiful there is a small parking area where you can get out of your car and look at a portion of the falls for free. It is an obstructed view and does not do the Falls justice. However it's worth it to pay three dollars to drive down and get a close-up... More 

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Lehi, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

They call it the Niagara of the west, and it is worthy of that name for sure. It's about half as wide as Niagaraga but it's about 50 feet taller. It's extremely accessible with about a 15 minute drive out of town. It's also surprisingly not very crowded considering how easily accessible it is. (We were there in October. It... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We enjoyed the falls and the lake and park above it. It was a very hot day and the water was perfect. Nice swimming area and cliff jumping nearby.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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103 reviews 103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I think it was about $3 to get into the area to park...so worth it! I was amazed by the waterfalls and simply just walking around for hours. I went by myself but talked to many other tourists who were there. The place is breathtaking. I took many pictures and had a nice quiet time enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Ogden, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The falls are being expanded by excavation on the north side of the falls. The flows were very low when we went, but the information sign at the overlook said that Idaho Power (the falls are a hydroelectric power plant) maintains the flow from April 1 through Labor day so if you go in summer it should be a much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Shoshone Falls is a beautiful site, whether the falls are spilling over or the water is a bit low. The rainbows below the falls is great. Take a boat ride down the snake river to learn more about it's history.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although Snake River Canyon is stunning, these falls are inside city park about 4 miles east of Twin Falls. Fee is $3. Shoshone is actually a power-plant spillway; as of Sept-Oct 2014, falls were redirected and flow throttled for construction

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Shoshone Falls are very close to Twin Falls and definitely worth going out of your way to see. There is an excellent observation area and the falls themselves are huge!

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Rockford, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you're in the area, I highly recommend visiting Shoshone Falls. It's magnificent in the Spring with all of the snow melt water crashing over the falls. The view is beautiful and striking and loud... just as magnificent looking as Niagara Falls, but with a unique, closer view overlooking the Snake River Canyon. Definitely detour through Twin Falls to check... More 

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Gooding, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. There are plenty of look out areas and you get the mist off the falls so watch your cameras. There is a lovely picnic area, restrooms and a snack bar. A great place to get off the road and stretch your legs.

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