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Polar Caves Park

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Address: 705 Rumney Rte 25, Rumney, NH 03266
Phone Number: +1 603-536-1888
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A family experience since 1922 located in the scenic Baker River Valley...
A family experience since 1922 located in the scenic Baker River Valley. Come tour our natural scenic attraction featuring 9 glacial caves. While visiting, feed the fallow deer, exotic birds and ducks. Also try the Polar Mining Expedition and Klondike Mines; Tour our Maple Sugar Museum and enjoy the truly unique Glacial Rock Garden. Bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic area with charcoal grills, charcoal not provided. Our Snack bar is open daily, featuring homemade pizza. Open Daily 9am to 5pm Spring and Summer, 4:30pm in the fall.
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My family and I took a day trip while camping to the Polar Caves. 4, 9, 10, 30 yrs old there was something for everyone... mining, animals, trails through the woods, climbing, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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AMHERST
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family and I took a day trip while camping to the Polar Caves. 4, 9, 10, 30 yrs old there was something for everyone... mining, animals, trails through the woods, climbing, and lots of very cool caves. If you are conserned some of your party wont like going into all the caves, no worries they can meet you at... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Such a wonderful family experience - two parents, a 5 year old and an 8 year old all loved it. Get to explore nature in a safe setting and see the beauty of what NH has to offer.

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Whitman, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was very different from what I expected. Unfortunately, I cannot do small spaces but I was still able to enjoy the experience because of the bypass routes. Very interesting information all along the passageway. The day was wonderful. Gift shop very nice and not way overpriced.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was very interesting, but as a slightly disabled person. Had some trouble entering caves. My mother who is a senior also had trouble. Only was able to enter two caves out of about 25. If you are tall or overweight forget it you will never fit. Kids seemed to enjoy it. I would recommend wait till they are about... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went here as a kid. Now I'm bringing my kids. So much fun. Super clean. Self guided. Climb thru the caves at your own pace. Cool gift shop. Super super super friendly staff. Can't say enough good things. Please keep it going so my kids can take their kids some day!!!!!!!!!

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a great time.. note, these aren't truly "caves" - more like a long time ago, rocks came down from the cliff and created these space below them that you can crawl through/ under. the names for the obstacles are funny - "fat man's misery", " king tut's tomb." We loved the "lemon squeeze' and the "orange crush." Beyond... More 

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Polar_Caver, General Manager at Polar Caves Park, responded to this review

Thanks we are glad you had a great visit. We just wanted to say we are real caves, just not the big limestone caverns, that you might have been imagining before arriving. Thanks again for visiting. More 

Baarn, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We came purely for the caves. Having visited numerous caves in four continents these were a disappointment. The joy was just limited to the effort in crawling through narrow spaces and not related to any beautiful views of caves with stalactites or stalacnites. Instead of spending at least half a day we were gone within the hour. Should be advertised... More 

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Polar_Caver, General Manager at Polar Caves Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Caves come in all shapes and sizes and we never try to hide we are Granite Boulder Caves. We have people of all ages, shapes and sizes visit and vast majority of them love our caves as you can see in many of the other reviews. We hope you had a good rest of your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great place to spend a couple of hours. The caves were very interesting and fun to maneuver around. Of course we were a little sore from the climbing the next day. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes. I was in sandals so it was bit more challenging. Wish we would have found this place when our kids were younger,... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Well maintained and fun for most ages. A few offer a challenge when going thru the caves, but many are easy enough for most anyone to do. Large gift shop and reasonably priced (Not cheap). There are deer and ducks on the grounds that you can feed, as well as several birds to admirer and the kids thought that was... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We planned this as a quick side trip between Vermont and Maine. What a great little stop! Highly recommend decent sneakers and comfortable clothes. Our two teens loved it! Even if you're not very adventurous this is a fun walk/crawl through some neat granite caves. There are "chicken" options so you can go around and not go through a cave... More 

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