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Shoshone Ice Caves

Climb down into the earth’s interior and into a natural ice-production facility. You descend gradually on a smooth path and stairs to a depth of 90 feet under the lava into a world of volcanic wonder and ice.

The ice block is 1,000 feet long and varies from 8 to 30 feet in depth. No matter how hot it is outside, you step into a freezing temperature as soon as you enter the cave. This is the lowest elevation Ice Cave in the world at 4-1/2 thousand feet.

Discovered in 1880, these caves supplied the town of Shoshone with ice for many years. Trails and tours allow visitors to experience the eerie wonder of these caves and view fascinating displays of prehistoric fossils. On the property is the Free Museum, Large Gift Shop, small flea market and picnic tables. Prices are $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors 62 and over and Active Military, $5 for Children 4-12 years, Ages 3 and under are Free. Discounts for large bus tours.