Sightseeing in Twin Falls, Idaho with Enterprise
As some of you may know, Sarge and I drive a truck cross country as our “full-time job”. As many times before, the gremlins that live within our truck decided to have a powerful party (more like loss of power) with our turbo enhanced by an amazing light show (electrical issues in our dash). It was all the RAVE that everyone came to visit. All of this took place as we were coming into Jerome, Idaho. You may ask, “Where the heck is Jerome, Idaho?” Well, I can tell you, it is on I-84 at MM 168 and home to a Kenworth shop. It looks like we might be here awhile, so time to rent a car. Enterprise, here we come!
The staff at Enterprise in Twin Falls, ID was absolutely amazing to work with, especially Chelsea Anglen. We originally setup our rental for Friday. After reviewing the Uber fees to get from Jerome to Twin Falls and back just for dinner on a Thursday night, we decided it was worth renting our car a day early. Chelsea said no problem and they would send a car to pick us up at Kenworth. Hallelujah!
We originally thought we may just drive back to Texas if our repairs were going to last several weeks. You never know when you have a mysterious electrical issue that baffles everyone even the engineering department of Kenworth. Chelsea said that would not be a problem. No extra fees would be charged.
Chelsea showed us a beautiful 2019 Nissan Altima similar to the image below. She assured us it was a fantastic car. She personally had driven it to and from Boise which is about 3 hours away. She did not lie! This beauty handles the road in and around the canyon like you are floating through on a cloud.
It turns out, there is A LOT of history around Twin Falls, Idaho which is literally less than 5 minutes southeast of Jerome. According to the locals we met, there wasn’t much to see or do. BOY ARE THEY WRONG! What about hike the canyon, check out the waterfalls, visit museums, check out the visitor center, catch a movie, drive around to sightsee? I guess when you grow up there, you just don’t understand how much you can really see or learn from Twin Falls and the surrounding area. WE love history and found plenty enough to go back one day to see what we missed.
I will share some of the sites and history with you here but also more in a later blog post. Be sure to click on the link within each site listing to learn more about them.
Snake River– known in this portion of Idaho for it’s falls.
Craters of the Moon– National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho.
City of Rocks– also known as the Silent City of Rocks, is a United States National Reserve and state park lying 2 miles north of the south central Idaho border with Utah.
The Magic Valley– stretches across the Snake River Plain up into the Sawtooth Mountains.
Bonneville Flood– a catastrophic flooding event in the last ice age, which involved massive amounts of water inundating parts of southern Idaho and eastern Washington along the course of the Snake River.
Payne’s Ferry– A scow powered by oarsmen letting Oregon Trail wagons cross the Snake River here from 1852 to 1870.
Miracle Hot Springs– Family owned by the Olsen’s for 4 generations. I can personally say, these natural hot springs are amazing! By the way, no bathing suit…no problem. Just get a private spa room to enjoy.
Herrett Museum– nestled within the College of Southern Idaho, visitors can view a fine collection of geological, anthropological and natural history artifacts from all over the globe.
Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum – the preservation of the agricultural heritage of south central Idaho. Sarge had a great time looking at all the old machinery and equipment.