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Polar Caves Park

705 Rumney Route 25, Rumney, NH 03266-3581
+1 603-536-1888
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Don't go here if you are not in good physical shape

This is not a cavern cave. It's walking or squeezing through ridiculously tight boulder caves that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
treeface
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Great day of fun for our party of 11.. kids and adults all had a good time

This was very unique. We have done cavern caves before but had never experienced the boulder caves... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
enrichmentacademy
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Liverpool, New York
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A family adventure since 1922! Polar Caves is located in the scenic Baker River Valley in Rumney, New Hampshire. Come tour our natural scenic attraction featuring 9 glacial boulder caves. While visiting, feed the fallow deer, pheasants, and ducks. Also try the Baking River Mining Sluice; tour our Maple Lodge, and enjoy the truly unique Glacial Rock Garden. Be sure to check out our Polar Climbing walls with different levels of difficulty to provide a challenge for anyone! Bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic area with charcoal grills, charcoal not provided. Be sure to visit our Gift Shop and try some fudge before you go! Open Daily 9am to 6pm!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rock garden” (18 reviews)
“lemon squeeze” (39 reviews)
“gift shop” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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705 Rumney Route 25, Rumney, NH 03266-3581
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"a lot of fun"
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"nature trail"
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"whole family"
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a cavern cave. It's walking or squeezing through ridiculously tight boulder caves that can be slippery and quite dark. Some you have to nearly crawl through on your stomach. They should tell people this before they purchase tickets for close to $20...More

4  Thank treeface
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

This was very unique. We have done cavern caves before but had never experienced the boulder caves. We were not disappointed. The walk is a bit strenuous as there are stepping and crawling in the caves. Our family included our youngest who was 8, several...More

Thank enrichmentacademy
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Polar Caves is good, clean fun. Scramble through the caves and along the boardwalk. Be sure to try the Lemon Squeeze. Enter it with your left foot first. You will feel like a champion if you make it through!

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

we stopped in on the way to Maine,and needed a little chill time from the road,what we got was nice scenery,a lot of walking along well kept trails,climbing through the rock caves was interesting,and a little challenging to my surprise,definatly not just walking through some...More

3  Thank dasoverkill
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Excellent for me and my ten year old. The wife not quite as much. She did like it. Decent short trails and gift store/cafe. The caves are not like anything I ever did. No stalagmites or anything. They are caves, not caverns. They're actually basically...More

Thank eja117
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Great fun at Polar caves, perfect for preschool through teens. The caves are fun to explore at your own pace. There are nine caves, all a bit different. The Lemon Squeeze is the highlight ! Lots of stairs to climb, beautiful views from the top....More

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1  Thank mecrla
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I went here around 83 but my wife here around 93. The area is gorgeous but there are only simple thing to do. It is a perfect place if you are into seeing rocks, botony and forest animals. There is a place to feed animals...More

Thank apatriot73
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Both my husband and I had a great time at Polar Caves, even though he enjoys being in small, cramped places under the ground a lot more than I do. What's nice about this place is that you have some control over your level of...More

3  Thank Livie2009
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful park to go in take a hike. We showed up at 4pm which is their last ticket of the day. They were pretty rude about that. We stopped to take a picture at the big chair and they ruined it by yelling...More

Thank Laurie R
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

I understood that this place wasn't the typical cave atmosphere that you would think of when you go to a "cave". We knew exactly what we would be seeing when we arrived. What we didn't know was that you would be waiting in line at...More

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Asg007
August 18, 2017|
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Response from Tara D | Reviewed this property |
Every cave as noted has a walk around, but depending on how fit and adventurous you are, I would not pass up the opportunity to try a few of the larger caves out. Take it slow and be careful of your footing.
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Terry S
August 3, 2017|
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Response from MtnRob_hobo | Property representative |
Yes you can bring them and leave them near the entrance to the caves.
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Isabelle L
July 18, 2017|
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Response from nottinghall | Reviewed this property |
No ticks in the caves or on the walking paths. If you roll around on the grass, probably.
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