The falls are sometimes called the Niagara of the West, and you often see the tagline, “higher than Niagara.” True, but Niagara is more notable for its width and volume than its height. Water drops over the edge at Shoshone Falls and crashes into itself 212 feet below. The falls are nearly 1,000 feet across.
This Magic Valley wonder was Idaho’s second state park, named such in 1909. It didn’t stay a state park for long. The City of Twin Falls took over management of the scenic attraction in 1933 and has managed it ever since.
The famous painting of the falls, below, was done by Thomas Moran in about 1900.