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Shoshone Indian Ice Caves

1561 North Highway 75

Located 16 miles north of Shoshone on US Hwy. 93. This natural wonder is actually a lava tube that is 1,000 ft. long and varies between 8 and 30 ft. in height. Take a tour and explore the trails, but be sure to dress warmly, even during the summer months.

Their constant 50° temperatures do make a pleasant contrast to the often scorching summer heat the "ice" in the name 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.

The only town along this stretch of road, Shoshone is a ranching and railroad center that marks the junction of Hwy-75 with US-93. Some of its buildings have been constructed from local volcanic rock, and though it's a fairly timeworn place, Shoshone looks great at sunset, when its steel water tower glows and places like the neon-signed Manhattan Cafe along the railroad tracks look especially appealing.


Christopher Grago

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Cool place! (Pun intended). Easily accessed from the highway. There is a visitors center at the front as well as a store. It's a very historically and geologically centered exhibit. The tour is a bit more expensive than I thought it would be but the cave is awesome. The guided tour is decent. This is definitely something you should see. The tour itself takes about 45 minutes at a minimum.

Crystal Sullivan

Sunday, July 15, 2018
It was 95° outside and when we got into the caves it drastically changed to 28° This was an awesome geological adventure for our kids. The guide was very knowledgeable of the science of the caves. Easy walk down into them. 45 minutes was the total tour. There are steps you have to walk up and down.

janae Andersen

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
It was all very nice. Definitely not worth $10. We ended up spending $38 for 2 adults and 4 children to go through. while ice caves were cool they were very short. I think our tour was about 20 minutes long.

Ann Jensen

Sunday, July 1, 2018
We stopped by on the way home from our family vacation. Super easy to get to. A little pricey for the experience but glad that we did it once. Tour guide was horrible (maybe his name was Nathan??)! He did give us the basic facts but he was inappropriate, too sarcastic and not family friendly at all. Within 2 minutes of the tour I already wished that we had someone different!

Kimberly Navratil

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Fun place. We drove by and had to come back to see!! What an amazing scientific anomaly!! I was too dumb to understand all the specifics but wow it's cool!! (Pun intended..bring a jacket!!)

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