Twin Falls Sees Big Numbers In Summer Tourism
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) With the end of summer peaking its head just around the corner, that means the summer tourism season is also coming to an end.
And this year, despite the price of gas and travel, the city of Twin Falls is seeing one of its best tourism years yet.
On average the Twin Falls Visitor Center sees around 35–thousand visitors through their doors.
But this year, with around 3 weeks left in the season, they have already surpassed last year's numbers.
We talked with representative with the visitor center and asked what are some of the most frequently asked questions they get from out of town travelers.
“They want to know where the bridge is, where people parachute off of, and I say right outside the door. They like to know about Evel Knievel. We show them out the door, you can see where he took his flight.” Said Assistant Manager of the Twin Falls Visitor Center Perrie Freestone.
And it’s not all about base jumping and the Perrine bridge. The amount of tourist visiting Shoshone Falls has also seen an increase in numbers.
“It’s absolutely gorgeous. I’m surprised more people don’t know about it. Its just amazing.” Said Trina Franham, an out of state traveler.
According to one Parks and Rec Employee, the ratio of out of state plates compared to instate plates were almost doubled compared to years past.
Proving that Twin Falls really is the number one stop for travelers passing through Southern Idaho.