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Shoshone Ice Caves

1561 N. Hwy. 75, Shoshone, Idaho 83352 USA

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“one of the natural wonders of the world”

This natural wonder is actually a lava tube that is 1,000 feet long, with an ice depth ranging between 8 and 30 feet in height. Take a tour and explore the trails but be sure to dress warmly, even during the summer months. Constant below freezing temperatures make a pleasant contrast to the often scorching summer heat—the "ice" in "ice caves" is caused by air currents flowing through the tubes, which causes subterranean water to freeze. These caves are one of the natural wonders of the world. Trained guides explain the geologic, volcanic, and historical background in these large lava ice caves. A museum contains Indian artifacts, gems, and minerals of local and world interest.

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Reviewed by
Jill.Connor.86

  • 11 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0

Interesting to see not much else near by and tour a fast. Bring a warm jacket no matter the time of year, cave is cold! It's worth the $10 entrance fee.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Rkw2016

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
May 25, 2016
Rated 3.0

It is something to see and very neat. Do bring a jacket and some gloves. The people are very nice and tell you everything they know to their knowledge of the ice cave. If you are in this area I would recommend the national moon craters park before this, it is awesome!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
parkerjones42069

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
January 10, 2020
Rated 5.0

Super cool place. Saw it on the side of the road on the way back from Hailey to Reno. Lots of interesting history and the owners are very cool. Bought some rare rocks in the gift shop that we still have. And they're considering installing a zipline soon if business is good enough.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Selena1006

  • 25 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
April 01, 2016

I called a week before our trip and they said they would be open. Showed up and they said they were closed till may. Disappointed really wanted to see this even though locals said the craters of the moon was a better stop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kensley21

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 10, 2021
Rated 5.0

Easier guided small hike into the caves. $12/per person for a 45 min tour. The guide and store was knowledgeable. We enjoyed this shorter tour. Gift shop was neat. Porta potty outside.

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Reviewed by
loveeerayy

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 30, 2020
Rated 3.0

Much has change since I was a child. If you have children under the age of 7 they will have fun but the older ones will have it boring.

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Reviewed by
jordan.strack.7

  • 18 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 22, 2020
Rated 4.0

It was very cool! Only about a 20 min tour though. More of a quick stop than a destination

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Reviewed by
Ty Blake-Holden

  • 20 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 05, 2020
Rated 5.0

Stopped by this place 4 adults 2 tweens and a Baby and it was worth it for all of us. loved this stop the staff were great, the gift shop had a nice selection, and the Ice Cave walk was what we were hoping for (there are no Ice stalactites or stalagmites if that is what your looking for) But this is really nice and a good guide helps the story unfold.

We brought our own picnic and made a longer stop out of it before continuing to Crater of the Moon (only because it was on our way to Yellowstone from here) We personally preferred the Ice Cave to the Crater park.

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Shoshone Ice Caves

1561 N. Hwy. 75
Shoshone, Idaho
83352 USA

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Open now until 7:15 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 7:15 pm

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