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Address: 1561 N Highway 75, Shoshone, ID 83352
Phone Number: 208-886-2058
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Excellent guide made our day

In spite of the "funkiness" of the buildings and "yard art," having a local guide who was knowledgeable about geology, vulcanology and the area history made this a memorable stop... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Gardnerville, Nevada
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Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Very cool experience that you would least expect to see in the middle of high desert Idaho. A fun little side trip if you are in the area, well worth the time and small fee for a visit. Not handicap accessible

Gardnerville, Nevada
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

In spite of the "funkiness" of the buildings and "yard art," having a local guide who was knowledgeable about geology, vulcanology and the area history made this a memorable stop. Thanks, Tristan!

1 Thank Rvinjan
Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place is touristy and silly but has a surprising good tour. It was full of information. The store had some fun rocks and the tourist fodder. It was a nice stop.

1 Thank Cindycajh
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We took the tour! The place is kitschy and 60's looking complete with totem pole, fiberglassy indian riding a dinosaur and a big indian chief. There is a rock museum and plenty of rocks for sale too. The walk to the cave was a short distance. Some places had no hand rails so if you are not sure footed you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank TonyAlberta2015
Twin Falls, Idaho
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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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178 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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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247 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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 

1 Thank BEC308
Bold Springs, GA
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117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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