The largest city in Idaho's Magic Valley region with just over 44,000 residents, Twin Falls is a regional commercial and cultural hub for south-central Idaho and northeastern Nevada. Currently the fastest-growing city in the region, Twin Falls is seeing rapid business development in addition to its well-established successful companies such as Glanbia Foods and Falls Brand. The economic stability, wealth of Twin Falls event venues, meeting venues and group tour options, are among the many reasons meetings and conventions choose Twin Falls.
Twin Falls is approximately two hours from Boise and three hours from Salt Lake City; it is accessible by air through SkyWest (a Delta affiliate), which has daily flights from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls' Magic Valley Airport (TWF).
Spacious Twin Falls event venues for large expos and trade shows include the College of Southern Idaho's Expo Center. Home to the Golden Eagles National Championship Rodeo Team, the center is regularly used for rodeos and equine program instruction, but it's also a popular spot for festivals, auto shows, home and garden shows and other vendor exhibits. The 200-foot-by-300-foot indoor heated arena can seat 3,500 people.
Event and banquet venues in Twin Falls make for great locations for business meetings and conferences. Featuring stunning views of the Snake River Canyon, the Canyon Crest Event Center can accommodate up to 420 banquet guests or up to 600 guests theater-style. The center has five event spaces and a boardroom for up to 20 people. It also comes equipped with on-site catering and a full suite of audio-visual options, including LCD projectors, lecterns and microphones.
The Historic Ballroom is another full-service event center in Twin Falls. Newly remodeled, the venue has three spaces, the largest of which is the 3,400-square-foot Shoshone Room on the main floor. The second floor's 3,200-square-foot space can accommodate 200 banquet guests, while the adjacent Bistro offers a swanky lounge setting for up to 70 people.
Groups in Twin Falls can find out-of-the-ordinary venues for events at the city's Herrett Center for Arts and Science. Featuring exhibits on anthropological artifacts and natural history specimens from the prehistoric Americas, the Herrett Center has several facilities available for private events, including the 144-seat Faulkner Planetarium and Rick Allen Room for up to 260 guests. The museum's Stargazer Gallery is also an outdoor venue for 48 people with gorgeous views of Magic Valley.
With a name like Twin Falls, guests can expect some top-notch outdoor recreation. Named after the nearby Twin Falls on the Snake River, the city of Twin Falls is actually home to two more waterfalls, Pillar Falls and Shoshone Falls, which is taller than Niagara Falls by just over 35 feet. Groups can rent kayaks, paddleboards or canoes at Centennial Park to take an up-close look at Pillar or Shoshone. For a truly memorable and exhilarating experience, BASE jumping off the Perrine Bridge 480 feet toward the Snake River has become the ultimate extreme sporting experience in town. The bridge is the only manmade structure in the country where BASE jumping is allowed year-round without a permit. For a less heart-pumping excursion on the river, try booking Thousand Springs' 52-foot catamaran cruiser, which offers year-round heated trips down the waters.
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