Twin Falls is part of the excellent Twin Falls School District. There are seven elementary schools, three junior high schools and three high schools. Students may also attend any of the local private and parochial schools located throughout Twin Falls. A number of higher educational institutions prosper in the area. The College of Southern Idaho is a comprehensive community college that offers associates degrees in over 115 disciplines. In addition, the campus provides a great amount of artistic and cultural activities for the citizens of Twin Falls. Outreach programs for Idaho State University are available in Twin Falls, with its main campus located in Pocatello. Boise State University and the University of Idaho also offer classes in the College of Southern Idaho campus.
Residents never run short of things to do as Twin Falls is home to a variety of shopping, cultural and historical centers, museums, and galleries. For those who are looking to engage in some retail therapy, popular downtown shopping districts include Historic Downtown Twin Falls, Downtown Wendell, Downtown Kimberly, Downtown Jerome and Downtown Hagerman. Additionally, Magic Valley Mall provides shoppers with a more contemporary shopping experience. The recently renovated mall is home to some prime stores such as Sears, JC Penny's, Macy's, Bath & Body Works, and Barnes and Noble.
History buffs will be pleased to find that Twin Falls is home to a number of interesting and engaging museums, such as the Twin Falls County Historical Museum, the Herrett Center for Arts and Sciences, and the Faulkner Planetarium. Art lovers will want to check out the Jean B. King Gallery of Art and the Herrett Center for Arts and Sciences.
Parks and Recreation
Shoshone Falls, also known as the “The Niagara Falls of the West,” is a must-see for any visitor. This 212 foot high and 900 foot wide waterfall is truly breathtaking. The Shoshone Falls, which tend to remain a beautiful emerald green, is a hotspot for numerous outdoor recreational activities. White water rafting, boating, picnicking, wildlife watching, and hiking remain among some of the most popular.
Centennial Park is known as the premier park of Twin Falls, and literally offers a little bit of something for everyone. The park itself is a venue for outdoor concerts (particularly Jazz as it hosts the Snake River Canyon Jam that features Jazz artists from all over the country), as well as opportunities for boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking and guided boat tours. Other popular parks in Twin Falls include Rock Creek Park, Murtaugh Lake Park and Balanced Rock Park.
Idaho is particularly famous for its snow, and Southern Idaho plays no exception to this rule. Some of the finest ski resorts are located in the Twin Falls area. Pomerelle Mountain Resort is a relaxed day resort that offers 24 different ski runs that cater to skiers and snowboarders. Magic Mountain Resort, located in Twin Falls, is a smaller, more personalized ski resort that offers great snow, a 700 foot vertical drop, a day lodge, and a lounge. Additionally, Sun Valley Resort is only a short one and a half hour away.
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