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Address: 1561 N Highway 75, Shoshone, ID 83352
Phone Number: 208-886-2058
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Unique Tour- Goeology & Kitsch

It isn't Carlsbad caverns, but the ice cave is a unique and interesting location. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the science behind the ice and the area's geology. Staff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Called them friday night and they said there hours and there was no reason to book for tomorrow as there is only 4 people. Drove out of the way to get there today only to find the gate locked and closed for the weekend. Saturday August 22,2015 We were really looking forward to see it.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It isn't Carlsbad caverns, but the ice cave is a unique and interesting location. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the science behind the ice and the area's geology. Staff was friendly. There are several kitchsy dinosaurs and Indian sculptures which my kids loved. A small museum with rocks is also on site. Fares are reasonable $10 for adults, $6... More 

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Clear Lake City, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Worth a stop if you are in the area. The cave is cold, below 32 degrees, so bring a sweater or jacket. Its cooled by "adiabatic cooling". The strong winds compress the air in the cave, and when when the pressure is released, heat is removed, similar to how an aerosol can gets cold when you spray it and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Two bus loads of tourists were here and the guy said they were even late, so they would not let two more in for 45 minutes. In the middle of nowhere so we were not going to wait that long. We should have drove back south 7 miles to Mammoth Caves where no guide is needed but kept going. If... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were going to be too early to Sun Valley so we stopped at this place. The people are licensing the place from the state and doing tours into the ICE caves. We enjoyed the tour and the history. Who would think that Ice formed just 50 feet underground and was used as far back as the early 1900s. The... More 

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Bold Springs, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a great side trip if you are in the area of Craters of the Moon. It is a Lava Tube that has ice in the bottom of it we saw something similar at the Lava Tubes in Northern California but this cave was better lit and you could actually see the ice. It is a privately run attraction... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I were not sure what to expect with the Ice Cave tour. There were about 26 of us in our group. The owners finally agreed a small discount if we bring 20 people... It was 104 degrees outside, too hot to wait around to the next tour time. Outside was a bit cheesy but fun for children. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What an unexpectedly great place! Well worth the cost of admission. Our tour guide was so informative and extremely patient with my talkative 6 yo and squirrelly 2yo. The ice cave was cold. Bring a jacket. It was very cool to explore. They have a great gift shop with very reasonably priced rocks and fossils- even fossilized dinosaur teeth! And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Tristan was our guide, very knowledgeable and polite, unique geography and worth the stop if you are interested in nature... Tours every bottom of the hour or so, don't be distracted by the kitsch at the entrance.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not sure what we were really expecting, but it is an interesting place. The outside is quite cheesy with fake dinosaurs and Indians but don't let that stop you from continuing in. The cave itself is what you want to see. Supposedly only one of two (at least in the US) that stays frozen all year. There is some walking... More 

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