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Twin Falls is a tourist's dream. As soon as you pass over the Perrine Bridge which extends the Snake River Canyon you will know that you have arrived somewhere unique. Just over the bridge you will find Twin Falls Tourisim Center to the west. Stop by there for information about natural landmarks, parks and recreation, shopping, and dining. During the spring and summer months there is a plethora of activities to be enjoyed. You could go golfing on one of the many courses, two of which are located in the depths of the canyon. Sightseeing is one of the major attractions, from the canyon its self (which is 500 feet deep and a quarter mile wide) to the ramp where Evel Knievel attempted his daring jump over it. If you're feeling a little Evel Knievel-ish you can take your own canyon adventure, taking advantage of the fact that the Perrine bridge is one of the only bridges in America where BASE (Parachute) jumping is legal. Shoshone Falls, a waterfall which is known as the "Niagra of the West," is among the most visited sights in Twin Falls, and if you visit Shoshone Falls on a warm day you can take a dip at Dierkes Lake, the local swimming hole, which is located a mile up the road from Shoshone Falls. While at Dierkes Lake you can feel free to take a swim (there are even lifeguards during summer time), fish (perch, bass and rainbow trout are abundant), or take a hike up to the more secluded "Hidden Lakes," Don't worry, they're not that hard to find.
The Snake River in the Twin Falls region is a big a draw to whitewater rafters and kayakers. Four different sections provide opportunties from mild to wild. The Murtaugh section between Star Falls and Twin Falls is one of the premier whitewater day trips in the country. At Centenniel Waterfront Park below the Perrine Bridge Outfiters offer Boat Tours and rentals or you can launch you own craft to paddle up to Pillar and Shoshone Falls, downstream from here is another rafting section called the Canyon Springs section. Travel a littler further downstream and between Banbury Hot Springs and 1000 Springs Resort (formely Sligars) is the 1000 Springs Section, you can paddle downstream between the 2 resorts or launch a motor boat at either one. This is how you access Box Canyon from the river and Blue Heart Springs. A hop skip and jump later and your at the rafting put-in for the Hagerman Section, a great roadless day trip on the Snake with Class II & III Rapids. Bring your own boat or call on one of the local outfitters.
During winter you have several outdoor options as well. An hour and a half away, in Albion is Pomerelle, a ski resort. Also, South of Twin Falls (about 45 minutes to an hour away) is Magic Mountain, another ski resort. Last but not least, North of Twin Falls (about an hour and a half) is Sun Valley, one of the nation's most famous ski resorts. The South Hills are also covered in trails where you can snowmobile or snowshoe.
Shopping in Twin Falls is diverse, from the eclectic shops of downtown Twin Falls, to the major retail outlets and Magic Valley Mall, nearly anything you could hope to find can be found there, and maybe a few things you didn't expect. All of these things make Twin Falls a worth-while destination and an excellent place to stop and stay for a few days.