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“A cool and interesting stop”

Shoshone Indian Ice Caves
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Shoshone
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a unique place to stop. On a hot summer day it is a perfect place to cool off. The tour is interesting and worth taking the kids and visiting family.

2  Thank thesweetlittlebird
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were taken aback by the tacky commercialism of the store and buildings that greet the visitor to what we expected to be a natural sight. The lady who took our money was unfriendly and abrupt instead of warm and friendly like we'd expect. The directions were inadequate and several of us tourists were unsure of exactly where to go to meet our guide. Overall, the staff was disorganized and, other than the guide, not very friendly. The guide was nice, generally informative, but admittedly not as well-informed as she should be. In other words, more like a new employee than a seasoned guide. We learned nothing about the 4 foot people mentioned in another review. The visit to the cave itself was brief and interesting, but again, the proprietor added a couple of unnatural touches that spoiled the natural environment. Disappointing for that reason alone.

3  Thank sbrink
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

For $10 a person you get a tour of the ice caves. The tour begins with the history lava flows, tubes, and volcanic erupt 2100 years ago, and some interest facts about the 4 foot people of the native people of the region. The ice caves was discovered by a boy, who was wandering around and later mined for the ice by the community too cool beer. The cave was opened up for ice mining, but the disruption of air flow in the cave caused the ice to melt. Later a government grant repaired the cave allowing ice to begin forming again. The cave is about 130 foot to the ceiling. As a youth, I remember the back of the cave was covered in ice; however, today, it was not but the ice is coming back, says the tour guide and in a million years, it will be back. Humm. I don't know if I will be around to see that. The rock exhibit at the end of the cave that shines under black light was cool,

6  Thank davepamn
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The caves were awe inspiring, beautiful, and literally cool (35 degrees). The guide was knowledgeable, amusing, and helpful. My 4 grandchildren (ages 8,9,11,& 12) were fascinated. The gift shop was stocked with plenty of souvenirs. Some stairs were wet and all were rock, so choose shoes carefully. We brought a picnic, making a fun afternoon.

3  Thank Rose P
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Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

When you pull up to the Ice Caves, it looks like just a little kitchy road side gift shop with some stands. But we have found looks can be deceiving and this is one of those. The tour was a little pricey, but is actually ended up being worth the money. Our guide, Shawn, was very informative and funny, adapting well to the group's personality. You will get the history of the cave and some geology. I had more fun on this small tour than visiting Mammoth Cave in KY. The natural air conditioning during high summer did not hurt either.

5  Thank familywithpet
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