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Bring a Flashlight to see the Cave

We stopped here on our way to Dunning park which is just up the road from here. A short set of steps up to the cave entrance. This is probably not for anyone that is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
John A
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Marion, Ia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very cool rock formation inside you can't go too far inside the cave but the temperature difference is amazing going in on a really hot day.

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Thank Aaron S
Sturgeon Bay, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A special place to stop and explore- no entry fee- good for kids! This would especially nice to go into, during the summer, when it's hot, as the cave is always in the 50's!

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Thank Dave C
Marion, Ia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped here on our way to Dunning park which is just up the road from here. A short set of steps up to the cave entrance. This is probably not for anyone that is claustrophobic. Interesting limestone formation.

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Thank John A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area it's worth the stop. It will only take a few minutes to walk up the steps and see the inside of the cave.

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Thank stephslove
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The only ice cave between the Atlantic and the Black Hills. The main cave had a wall that shifted in the 1990's leaving a small opening to crawl through in order to continue back another 100 feet or so. A metal grate blocks the way now - liabilities. You can still walk about 20 feet inside, but be cautious as... More 

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Bates City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a small cave that ices up during certain times of the year. It wasn't iced up on our trip but it was cool to see. You can enter the cave about 40 feet and you're done.

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Thank ckhouse
Wis. Rapids, Wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in when the ice wasn't present and knew that going in. However the cave is basically just an entrance. This is just a five minute stop at best.

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Thank mexchi
Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The ice cave is pretty small, but worth the visit. Loved the older rock steps going to it. Turn sideways and may have to bend knees slightly to get into the back part where the ceiling is higher and room opens up slightly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Easy to find. Must feel adventurous and bring a flashlight or headlamp. There is an informative sign worth reading about the history and scientific importance of this cave. Go see it!

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Thank Margaret B
Iowa, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice little side trip after the Nordic Festival (last weekend of July). It is within 2 minutes of the falls. It's a short (you can see the entrance from the road) climb up uneven stairs. And even in July it's air conditioner cold in the cave. Some interesting rocks inside that make nice photos with the right lighting.

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