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Ice Cave

Decorah, IA
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Kind of Disappointing

The ice cave in Decorah is really fun to visit if you're into geology, no question there. However... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim M
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Small cave

We were kind of disappointed with the tiny, ice cave but it was still cool to see. We went this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shelby A
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Decorah, IA
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Reviewed yesterday

The ice cave in Decorah is really fun to visit if you're into geology, no question there. However, I expected something much more after watching videos and seeing pictures of it. The area is much smaller than expected and very old looking. The cave itself...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were kind of disappointed with the tiny, ice cave but it was still cool to see. We went this month and the ice was pretty slippery. You can't see anything and it doesn't go far back at all. Still pretty neat.

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small cave with no lighting. We had a very small flashlight and could not see the ice or the path so we left. We had been interested in seeing a cave that has ice all year.

Thank Norma Z
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The waterfall and ice cave are so interesting, we would love visiting the area in the summer. Will study my geology books because this place is outstanding!

1  Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Ice is slippery. The ground is ice. It's neat to check out, but difficult to traverse. Would not recommend for over 50's or bad knees, etc. (you could go partway & atop so don't avoid if there are young/old in your party). Very very short...More

Thank JamaalAllan
Reviewed 10 December 2016 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.

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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!

Thank Dave C
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.

Thank John A
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.

Thank stephslove
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...More

2  Thank Christopher B
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Cassie J
Are pets allowed? Would love to take my dog through here! She's been to other national parks but wanted to make sure this one allowed pets before taking her with me.
18 March 2017|
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Response from JamaalAllan | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's just a small cave entry off the side of the road.