We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Polar Caves Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 705 Rumney Rte 25, Rumney, NH 03266
Phone Number: +1 603-536-1888
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 213 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great, great, great

Polar caves were better than I remembered. We had taken our family here 20 years ago and took the family and grandkids back. It definitely is good exercise, and I don't remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
kmgemma
,
west warwick, ri
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 212: English reviews
west warwick, ri
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Polar caves were better than I remembered. We had taken our family here 20 years ago and took the family and grandkids back. It definitely is good exercise, and I don't remember having as much difficulty in some of the caves (but I was 28 and now am 48 LOL). It is definitely a great spot to see if you... More 

Helpful?
Thank kmgemma
Level Contributor
69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent once you actually get to the gardens and the caves. Entrance and Gift shop pretty standard country/hiker motif and ambience. Food is pedestrian at best. Eat elsewhere or bring a picnic lunch. The "mini-zoo" or whatever it is called is, for lack of a better term, lame. It is located in wide open, tree less, asphalted area. A few... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rbrtgldstn
Naples
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove from NY to the caves, We almost cancel the trip because of the 3 hr drive but We were glad We didnt because it was amazing! We had so much fun getting into the caves ! Real caves ! My boys (5 And 10 year old) were exploring every córner And learned so many things! And it was... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was OK it's more meant for kids to go through tight spots to get in. had to duck your head wouldn't recommend it for a tall person

Helpful?
Thank Linda V
Polar_Caver, General Manager at Polar Caves Park, responded to this review

We are sorry we didn't meet you expectations. At 6'4" I enjoy all the caves, besides the lemon squeeze. If you can duck and waddle we say you can have fun at any age! More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time at The Polar Caves! This place was easy to get to, not too crowded if you go after 2pm and it only takes about 45 minutes to get through the caves. This was a very adventurous trip. They also have a Maple Lodge shop seperate from the big gift shop, little animal area, a kids... More 

Helpful?
Thank PrzGrl123
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a whole tour group going on these caves and walks. Those with problem knees should refrain from going into the caves. When crawling around in the caves, one needs to use all four limbs, and that is what makes it fun. We went during 4th of July weekend, and we can still see snow/ice in one of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank mpy27
Corrales, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Polar Caves since I was ten, and each time brings amazement at the well preserved but navigable many small caves. There's lots of walking and you need to be pretty flexible to scrunch your way through some of the challenges, but you can skip those that look too challenging.

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia M
Canaan, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have brought my kids here a few times and it has always been a great experience. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The caves are fantastic and its great family fun.

Helpful?
Thank dmason2016
Canaan, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the good news: The main attraction is the caves themselves. There are nine of them, end-to-end that adults and kids can crawl through. It's a lot of fun and it's guaranteed to tire the kids out so they fall asleep in the car instantaneously afterward. They went out of their way to make sure that it is a safe... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Biff S
Polar_Caver, Owner at Polar Caves Park, responded to this review

We thank you for you nice review. Over the past 94 years in business we learned a lot about our guest. We found that not all our guest want to do the sluice and many of our guest can not do our real granite climbing wall. As for it not being staffed, we are sorry that happened, we are having... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time! My eight year old called it Paradise! That sums up our trip there. Both my 11 & 8 year old enjoy feeding the animals specially the deers . They loved going through all the caves too. Such a great place to spend the day out with the family exploring! The gift shop has great... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Travelers who viewed Polar Caves Park also viewed

 
Franconia, White Mountains
Franconia, White Mountains
 

Been to Polar Caves Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Polar Caves Park and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Polar Caves Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?