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Neat for either a geologist or a 5 year old

The cave is very short. It's more of a crevasse in the side of a bluff. Most people there came... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gjek44
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Rochester, Minnesota
Signs?

Signs to get here are too small or maybe non existent? We had to stop a jogger to get... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
VHS-65
,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Decorah, IA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cave is very short. It's more of a crevasse in the side of a bluff. Most people there came out bewildered. "That's all it is," was the common expression. It would be good to visit on a 95 degree day for a quick break....More

Thank gjek44
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Signs to get here are too small or maybe non existent? We had to stop a jogger to get directions: do we go left or right on Ice Cave Road. When we got there, it was one small parking area and maybe our travel trailer...More

Thank VHS-65
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had to ask where the Ice Cave is. We went too far and got to the 'pick up' point for rafters and had to turn around. Very little parking and only a very tiny sign. It's a small area and you need a flashlight...More

Thank klp4nu
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is an unusual spot and a rare geological structure. To see the ice you need to visit in the Nay - July time frame. It is cold and you need a flashlight. Cave entrance is only about 50' off the road. Parking is very...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

really needs some upkeep,....this COULD be a jewel, ....ya need a flashlight....there is ice all the way back as far as tou can go.....just kinda sad someone left this to them, and it has fallen in disrepair....how about a frat or sorrority from the college...More

Thank nadman2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 25 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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!

2  Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 18 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
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Cassie J
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.
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